About Monarch Color
About Monarch Color

Innovating the World of Printing Inks

At Monarch Color, we've been pioneering the ink industry with our commitment to excellence, innovation, and quality. Our journey as an American-owned global ink supplier started with a vision to revolutionize the printing consumables industry. Today, we proudly serve a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses, offering comprehensive solutions for all press consumable needs.

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Years in the ink industry

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Different ink and coating products


Locations worldwide


Distributors for widespread availability

Our Commitment

Driving Industry Standards through Innovation

Monarch Color's dedication to crafting the highest quality ink solutions sets us apart. Our mission is to serve the visual communications industry by creating products that not only meet but exceed our customers' expectations. We achieve this through our commitment to quality, personal service, and a culture of innovation that propels us forward.

Commitment to exceptional product quality and performance.

Personalized service tailored to each customer's unique needs.

Continual innovation to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.

A pledge to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

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Be a Part of the Monarch Color Revolution Explore the world of opportunities with Monarch Color. Whether you're looking to become a distributor, an employee, or a customer, we invite you to join our journey towards setting new industry standards.

Three Generations of Excellence

Who We Are

Monarch Color was founded by Jack West in 1977 in Charlotte, NC, driven by a deep passion for the printing ink field. Today, under the leadership of Greg West and his son, Ian West, Monarch Color thrives, embodying over 140 years of combined experience in the industry. Our continuous evolution from a sheetfed offset ink manufacturer to a leader in printing ink and coatings showcases our responsiveness to market needs and dedication to innovation.

Who We Are

Passionate Ink Craftsmen. At Monarch Color, our team of skilled ink craftsmen is dedicated to innovating the print consumables industry, setting unprecedented standards of excellence.

Our Vision

Stewards of Excellence. We envision Monarch Color as a beacon of quality and service, driving innovation in the visual communications industry through our unwavering commitment to personal service and exceptional products.

Our Mission

Crafting Quality Solutions. Our mission is to serve the visual communications industry by providing top-tier solutions that set our customers apart from their competition, all while maintaining a personal touch and a commitment to innovation.

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Dive into the rich history and bright future of Monarch Color. Learn about our journey, our values, and how we continue to lead and innovate in the ink and coatings industry.

Spanning Continents, Connecting Communities

Our Global Footprint

Monarch Color boasts four manufacturing facilities across the globe, from our roots in Charlotte, NC to expansions in New Jersey, and Tennessee. Each location represents our commitment to global reach with a local touch, ensuring the highest standards of product quality and customer service wherever you are.

1977 - Charlotte, NC

Jack West creates Monarch Color Corporation and opens for business in Charlotte, NC

1979 - Pennsauken, NJ

Pennsauken, New Jersey plant opened

1982 - Memphis, TN

Memphis, Tennessee plant opened

1991 - Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee plant opened