The Amazing Story Behind Fox Litho Print & Mail
With 3 generations of print ink in our veins, we’re committed to quality printing, newspapers and freedom.
By Hal G. Fox, Jr.
Welcome to Fox Litho! My family has a long history in the printing and publishing business. My father is a printer and publisher. My grandfather was a newspaper editor for most of his professional career and owned a printing company later in his life. My oldest son (Dad brag coming) is the editor of his school’s newspaper, a student correspondent for three of the local newspapers in our area, first in our state literary rally for journalism and considering a career in journalism . The Fox family, newspapers and printing go way back. As a matter of fact, my 10th great grandfather, Captain John Fox (commander of the merchant sailing ship the White Horse and Currycombe), brought the first printing press from England to Virginia in the 1680’s. The British king’s appointed governor of the Virginia colony at that time, Sir William Berkeley, had the following to say about printing presses.
“But I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!“
By the time Captain Fox delivered the printing press to Virginia, the next king appointed governor, Lord Culpepper, refused to allow the press to stay in Virginia. A British Royal Order was issued that “no person be permitted to use any press for printing upon any occasion whatsoever” in Virginia. The press my ancestor delivered was sent to the colony of Maryland, where it’s owner, William Nuthead became that state’s first printer instead. Printing and freedom of the press, sure has come a long way since then.
Today, our family is still working with printing presses and newspapers. We’ve made it our mission to provide quality print products and services to support publishers, and every day we’re getting better and better at what we do. We’ve assembled a team of dedicated print, customer service, information technology, design and accounting professionals and combined them with best-in-class printing presses and the latest in pre-press technology to offer our customers unprecedented value and service.
I’d love the opportunity to prove to you the great value and over-the-top customer service we offer. If you have print project on the horizon, I invite you to fill out a custom quote, or if you’d like to see samples of our past work, fill out the short sample request form and we’ll get a package on its way.
From all of us at Fox Litho, thank you for visiting our site. And thanks for reading about my family’s history with printing, newspapers and British tyranny. We hope to hear from you soon.
Greg Fox, Jr.