Nelson Printing, Charleston’s full-service printer.

Welcome to The Nelson Printing Corporation. Our company dates back to 1844. We have stayed in business by being as committed to our customers as we are to excellent quality.

We offer our clients friendly experienced sales and customer service people that guide and assist them in their printing decisions. Our plant personnel are skilled crafts people and are dedicated to providing top of the line quality to our clients. Our graphic artists can help you with design work and layouts.

Nelsons seeks to establish long term relationships with their clients and help them nurture and grow their businesses. Please contact us and let's see how we can work together.

Brief History

Our company has its roots in the 1800's and has evolved through the years. In the early 1900's, the company published a German language newspaper, "Deutsche Zeitung" in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA for the many immigrants from Germany.

After World War I, Louis A.R. Nelson, (an Army veteran wounded five times in France) went to work at Southern Printing and eventually took over and the name was changed to Nelson's Southern Printing and Publishing Company. His sons L.A Rohde Nelson, Jr. and Rhame Nelson joined him in the 1940's.

Today, The Nelson Printing Corporation is owned and operated by Eric H. Nelson, Rohde's son. Nelson's basic philosophy is still to serve our customers the best we can while forming long term friendships.


Eric Nelson






The Nelson Printing Corporation
100 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403
Mailing Address: PO BOX 20427, Charleston, SC 29413
(toll-free) 877.723.7234, (p) 843.723.7233, (f) 843.723.8098,

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Nelson Printing is proud to be a member of the following associations:

Printing Industries of America (PIA)

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)

Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA)


Time to print brochures? Need to update your letterhead? Nelson Printing's friendly sales associates and trained graphic designers are on-hand to assist your every printing need and are dedicated to helping you meet your deadlines.