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Weber: Celebrating 90 years of labeling excellence

By Weber Marking Systems of Canada   


When Joseph Weber, Sr. founded what was then known as Weber Addressing Machine Company in 1923, he not only introduced the company’s first handprinter — the Tag-O-Graph — to market, but laid a solid foundation for a company that would endure the test of time.

In fact, the family-owned handprinter company that he started in Chicago nearly a century ago, is now a global labeling company in its third generation! And this year, we’re celebrating the milestone of our 90th anniversary.

Weber through the years

In 1932, just ten years after Henry Ford pioneered the assembly line, Joseph Weber, Sr. founded Weber.


Weber’s first product was a simple handprinter that used an ink pad and a stencil mounted on a block of wood with a handle. The product line, and the company, grew slowly at first, building a loyal customer base.

By the 1940s, we introduced an Address Machine that allowed for direct, mechanical printing on envelopes and changed our name to Weber Marking Systems.

Every decade since, we’ve made significant technological advances in labeling and label printing, moving from manual to automated solutions. Weber has introduced various innovative labeling solutions.

Present-day Weber

Today, the company remains family-owned and operated by the Weber family, with Doug Weber, Joseph Weber, Jr.’s son, leading the company as President and CEO.

As one of the North America’s largest label printers, Weber has continued to improve their ISO 9001-certified facilities with the latest high-speed flexo and digital label presses. Our custom-manufactured labeling systems feature heavy-duty designs and are globally known for their reliability.

As we look to the future of labeling, which is rapidly evolving to meet consumer needs and demand, we are committed to providing products that are well built and last for many years. We proudly plan to continue Joseph Sr.’s legacy for generations to come.

Learn more about our history.


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