About Us

Modern D-Signs was founded in 1976 by Kurt and Beverly Kummer. Beginning as a small business selling novelty t-shirts, part time at racing events, the company grew quickly, becoming a full time endeavor. With Kurt’s knowledge of offset printing from his family’s offset printing company (Bradfield Printing Company, Helena, AR), it was only natural to move from buying heat transfers from other suppliers to printing their own. With the acquisition of the new equipment in 1977, Modern D-Signs was established as a screen printing company as well as a drag racing souvenir company. In 1981, Modern D-Signs and the Kummers moved from Arkansas to Bristol, TN, and have remained their ever since.

From the days of producing 1 to 5 colors on a manual t-shirt printer in the corner of the family printing company, to the 6,250 sq. ft. building and the state of the art computer controlled, 14 color, automatic t-shirt printer, the one thing that has never changed is the demand for producing quality products at a fair price. It is our goal to bring our customers the finest printed products available, using the latest industry ideas and technology, in a timely manner.

Our philosophy has remained the same as we have expanded our offerings to customers. Going from a business that only did screen printing to a business that includes embroidery, promotional products, and vinyl and digitally printed signs. That’s why we say “Our Only Business Is Promoting Yours.”

Our Mission

To continue to build on a reputation for working hard to get the best design for each client’s needs. Continuing to offer the best quality and service in our area or across the nation. Making you look good, makes us look good, and keeps our clients coming back.