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Philadelphia printers merge

Jul 5, 2011 12:00 AM


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Two family-owned Philadelphia printing firms have merged: Smith-Edwards-Dunlap Co. and Graphic Arts Inc. Combined, the two firms have been serving area clients for more than 214 years. Each company will continue to trade under its present name. Operations will be at the 120,000-sq.-ft. Smith-Edwards-Dunlap facility. Average employee tenure at each firm exceeds 20 years.

The leaders of both companies feel strongly about best serving their client base “the old-fashioned way,” with personal relationships; delivery of personalized, dedicated service; and performance at the highest level of quality.

Smith-Edwards-Dunlap is a sheetfed, web and digital printing firm offering extensive bindery, mailing and packaging, as well as typesetting and proofreading services. Graphic Arts Inc., a National Women's Business Enterprise and FSC-certified firm, has expertise with the demands of pharmaceutical printing, HIPAA capability, and inventory and fulfillment capacity and delivery.

Fred Binder, vice president, Graphic Arts Inc., says, "We're extremely excited about our future and what this means about the collective value we can bring to our customer base."

"The synergies of this combination of talent and equipment will result in a winning equation of 1+1=3," adds Jonathan Shapiro, president, Smith-Edwards-Dunlap Co.