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Tukaiz History

Tukaiz is a family owned and operated supplier of quality marketing communication products and services. Founded in 1963, Tukaiz has always been a leader in establishing an innovative approach to media development. From humble beginnings of prepress manufacturing, Tukaiz now provides worldwide development for companies in Digital Imaging, Specialty Print and Interactive Media.

frank.jpg With over 100,000 square feet, Tukaiz employs the industry’s leading artists and craftsmen, along with the finest technology available in hardware and software solution tools in our field. Our range of services offer clients the ability for complete media flexibility, from design and capture to print and internet.

Frank Defino, Sr. is founder of Tukaiz and continues as Chairman and CEO of the business today. Regarded as an integral member of the graphic arts industry, Frank is recognized by his peers as a pioneer in building a successful, multi-faceted media production business. His vision has set the benchmark by which the industry has evolved to. Along with Tukaiz, the Defino Enterprise companies provide professional and consumer goods and services on a global scale.

How did we come up with our name?

This is a question we are often asked. Tukaiz, pronounced (two – kays), was first the name of the six-month-old 2 person company purchased by Frank Defino, Sr. in 1963. The original owner was a father and son team both with the last name Kirchner; hence the “play on words” of Kirchner and Kirchner and the pronunciation of 2-K’s, only spelled out as Tukaiz. Frank kept the name because of its uniqueness, along with the hope of one day starting his own family business. Today, the Tukaiz name, brand and logo are widely recognized throughout the world.