Dynamic Dies HistoryA Legacy of Innovation

Consistency, accuracy and innovation are legacy values at Dynamic Dies — an American Dream turned reality for founder Tom Sullivan, who immigrated to the United States from Germany as a small boy with his brother. He was adopted through Catholic Charities, attended high school in Rawson, Ohio, and earned a college education while working various jobs. Commitment and tireless work ethic paid off. Tom moved up in the ranks and started Dynamic Dies in 1971.

Dynamic Dies began as a homegrown business that made its first cutting die after Tom opened the doors. Today, the company is a full-service cutting die, pre-press, flexographic plate manufacturing and digital printing company with an in-house graphics design team and support to create custom packaging.

Our second-generation family business carries on a rich tradition of evolving with the times to deliver innovative, tailored printing and cutting die solutions with the wrap-around support you expect from an experienced business partner.

Tom and John plus Eloise and Lennore Groundbreaking

A Dynamic Evolution

By understanding customers’ printing and cutting die product needs, Dynamic Dies has grown and evolved with clients as a trusted, knowledgeable source for web press mounting, pre-press printing services, large format plate making, small batch digital printing and cutting die products. Over the years, our company has become a go-to provider for box houses that depend on our experience and family-style customer service.

A Legacy of Quality Tooling Products and Services

From the beginning, Dynamic Dies has put quality and customers first. We developed, maintain and constantly evaluate our system founded on the ISO-level PEC1 philosophy of prevention, elimination, conformance and 1% cost quality. What does this mean for you? Every detail matters. Tooling products and services are delivered with the attention and care that has earned Dynamic Dies a reputation for consistency and reliability.
Tom and John

Daring to InnovateDynamic Dies Milestones


  • Dynamic Dies produces its first cutting die in 1971.
  • Operations move from the original location into larger facility to support growth.
  • The company opens a Pittsburgh, PA, manufacturing plant to accommodate more business expansion.


  • Dynamic Dies enters the Indiana market with an Indianapolis operation to support the cutting die, pre-press and flexographic plate manufacturing. All locations continue to grow and expand tooling  solutions.
  • The company opens a full-service, in-house graphics division offering creative solutions.
  • Our employee count reaches 100.


  • Dynamic Dies builds a new headquarters in Holland, Ohio, and moves cutting die and printing plate operations under one roof.


  • The second generation of Sullivan family joins Dynamic Dies to continue a legacy of innovation.


  • Dynamic Dies opens new location in Middletown Ohio to support continued growth.
  • Dynamic Dies opens division to start digital printing to expand its offerings.

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