Simpson Screen Print & Lithography of Bloomingdale, Ontario, began 2014 with its January 1 purchase of Denison Print, which, established 27 years ago, is also a well-known printing operation in the Kitchener/Waterloo region.
The two printing companies have crossed business paths before. When Simpson moved its operation to Bloomingdale in 1994, Denison purchased the Simpson facility in nearby Breslau and has been there since. Denison Print began in 1987 as a small, offset print shop. The operations of Denison Print are to be consolidated at Simpson’s 70,000-square-foot plant on Sawmill Creek Road, located northeast of Kitchener.
“Simpson has great strengths in printing technology… Denison has great strengths in marketing,” stated Martin Johanns, owner of Simpson Print. “Bringing the two together opens up new opportunities for both companies while building on our reputation for excellence among our existing customers.”
Simpson Print was established in 1964. Johanns bought the business in 1987, shortly after selling Johanns Graphics of Waterloo. which he began in 1968. Today, Simpson Print employs over 60 people working within screen, UV offset and digital printing processes. Simpson Print won three awards in PrintAction’s most-recent Canadian Printing Awards program, including Gold in the Display Graphics category.
“It is a great fit,’’ said Tony Denison, owner of Denison Print. “I have always been customer-focused and this will allow me to give my full attention to helping my clients with their marketing, design and print projects.”
Simpson Print was the subject of PrintAction magazine’s April 2013 cover story, written by Victoria Gaitskell. Read Gaitskell’s April 2013 cover article