Last Thursday at the PIA MidAmerica’s Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx) Gala, Vice President of Sales Martine Padilla was recognized with a Print Evangelist Award. Allen Press as a company also collected fourteen printing awards. Padilla was selected to win one of two Print Evangelist Awards. She has been a leader in the print industry for more than 30 years, contributing to its growth and actively promoting the value and versatility of print. Of the 14 printing awards collected by Allen Press, five were awarded for one publication, Arabian Horse Times. It was the first issue produced after the magazine underwent an extensive redesign which included new size and layout, increased number of paper stocks and gold foil accents. The magazine won Regional Best of Show Honorable Mention, Best of Kansas City Gold, Division III Silver, Best Use of Paper in Kansas City and Best of Category for Web Magazines, Periodicals & Publications.
J.S. McCarthy Printers (JSM) has announced its acquisition of ARTCO, a Canton, Mass.-based full service printing and mailing operation, expanding its employee base to more than 225 and its production capacity to more than 150,000 sq. ft. ARTCO will retain its name and continue to operate sales, customer service, pre-press and data prep functions as an affiliate of JSM from its location in Canton. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
ARTCO is JSM’s second acquisition since 2014, when it acquired Stamford, Conn.-based Printech, reaffirming JSM’s commitment to broadening its expert customer service, expanded product offering, superior quality and technical capabilities to its customers across the country. Over the past seven years, J.S. McCarthy acquired other printing companies throughout New England, including Spectrum Printing in 2009, Wolf Colorprint and Henry Sawyer in 2010.
“ARTCO has gained a well-deserved reputation for service and quality within their market segment and becoming part of the J.S. McCarthy family will greatly enhance the value we bring to our customers,” shares Rick Tardiff, president and CEO of J.S. McCarthy Printers. “This decision was driven by our relentless efforts to provide the best service, quality and pricing in the market, and represents the most immediate and effective way for us to gain and demonstrate a strategic advantage in a highly-competitive industry.”
Arthur Frank, previous owner of ARTCO, comments, “After 43 years in the printing industry, I am retiring to spend more time with my family, but our dedicated sales and customer service staff will continue to look for opportunities to provide new and more efficient services to our customers. J.S. McCarthy brings amazing new capabilities to ARTCO and its customers, and is one of the largest, most progressive and technologically-advanced printing companies in the country.”