C.J. Graphics acquires Annan & Sons

Jay Mandarino.
Jay Mandarino.

Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of Toronto’s C.J. Graphics, has acquired Annan & Sons (Toronto) – printing, pre-press and bindery specialists for over 35 years. “Both Paul and John Annan, and many of their associates, will be joining our team in our new location at the end of October,” said Mandarino. “They’ll be overseeing the management of their division, including production and sales. John will also be joining our management team. With the sale of their building and our new facility just a few blocks away, we couldn’t ask for a better fit or more perfect timing. The Annans are some of the most ethical, honest and hard-working people in our industry. Over 30 years ago when I started as a print broker, I had the privilege of working with their father and company founder Don Annan, and I was fortunate to get to know the family and their incredible staff. Don was one of the first people to extend me credit to purchase printing from his company, and I will never forget that. Their company has been known as one of the first true trade shops, with a focus on high quality, in the country. Several years ago, the company began to expand and focus their energy into dealing directly with clients. This meant less and less trade work, making the merger very appealing due to the lack of crossover between accounts,” Mandarino added.

John Annan also shared his thoughts on the merger: “As we started planning to relocate our production facility, we recognized C.J. Graphics as a great fit for our customers. C.J. Graphics is well known for great quality and service. This merger will allow us to continue to offer these high standards to our customers. C.J. Graphics is also very innovative in new technologies that will give us more products to offer to our clients.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.