Company History

Few companies possess Johnson & Quin’s incredible record of stability. In business for more than 140 years, Johnson & Quin has evolved into a national leader of integrated, full-service direct mail production solutions.

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We began in 1876 in Chicago as the N.M. Johnson Company, “Blank Book Manufacturers and Book Binders.” About the same time as General George Custer and his troops were defeated in the Battle of Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, our first advertisement appeared in the 1876-77 Chicago Business Directory. When Thomas Stephen Quin joined the company in 1896, the business was renamed Johnson & Quin.

Throughout the years, Johnson & Quin has prospered by deploying the latest technologies and adapting to the changing marketplace. The company led the introduction of laser printing to the Midwest in 1979, which soon transformed Johnson & Quin into a full-service direct mail production company.

We offer the latest in direct mail production, integrated marketing solutions, data services and personalization technologies, cutting-edge printing with both laser and ink jet printers, and certified data security practices. The innovation, flexibility, and solid financial credentials that propelled us throughout our 139-year history remains at the core of the way we work today.