Qualprint & Sampco Companies Announce Merger

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Combination to Fuel Growth Opportunities for Both Entities

Pittsfield, MA, November, 28, 2018 – Qualprint announces the merger of Qualprint, a leading commercial printing company in Western Massachusetts with Sampco Companies, a prominent marketing materials group serving the building material industry. The combination of the two companies, both headquartered in Pittsfield, MA, will bring expanded capabilities to both, allowing each to better serve their current customers, as well as the needs of a variety of new customers.

Qualprint is a 3rd generation, family owned and operated printing company. Formerly known as Quality Printing Company, it was founded by the DiSantis family in 1963. Since then, it has successfully developed a niche business serving the unique, high quality printing needs of a demanding base of local, national and international customers.

Qualprint’s President & CEO, John DiSantis, the son of Qualprint’s founders, will retain his leadership role at Qualprint. He described the merger this way, “As a family run company, one that considers our employees and customers like family, I would only consider a merger that protected the future of our 55-year legacy. Sampco’s commitment is backed by their recent launch of a $1 million capital investment campaign to highly automate our capabilities. Both of our companies share the same ethics, values and a strong commitment to exceeding our customer’s needs. We’re both long-time residents and supporters of the Pittsfield community. Together, our customers will reap the rewards of our combined strengths and technologies. My son, Nick DiSantis will continue to lead all operations”.

Sampco Companies, founded in 1986, has six regional operations across the country. Sampco specializes in designing and manufacturing product samples for residential and commercial building materials manufacturers in a variety of industries including flooring, roofing, siding, windows and doors. Brilliant Graphics, a Sampco Company, specializes in large format digital printing including dye sublimated fabric printing. According to Michael Ryan, founder, CEO and owner of Sampco Companies, “all of this work requires printing, much of it exactly the same kind of work that Qualprint offers its clients. This merger isn’t about changing Qualprint or how it does business,” said Michael Ryan. “Qualprint is already a leader in commercial offset printing with a loyal, world-class customer base. They are the experts with a family of long standing loyal employees who are the key to its success”. As Ryan describes it, “The merger is about protecting and growing Qualprint’s business while at the same time diversifying their portfolio into the building material sector”.

Qualprint
Qualprint, which began as Quality Printing Company, Inc., is a family owned and operated business founded by Nicholas and Theresa DiSantis in Pittsfield, MA. The company serves high end, high quality printing and finishing needs of a diverse group of local, national and international customers. Qualprint has 45 employees and prides itself on its passion for quality, maintaining long-term relationships with its customers and its family of employees. Its premium products include many variations of print collateral including brochures, magazines, books, posters, catalogs, calendars, annual reports, mailings and more. Learn more at Qualprint.com.

The Sampco Companies
The Sampco Companies, headquartered in Pittsfield, MA, has 350 employees and serves the sampling and marketing material needs of building materials manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Supported by six other regional production and fulfillment facilities across the country, Sampco’s mission is to bring a whole new level of strategic marketing support to its customers, helping them create smarter, more engaging samples and marketing materials that more effectively sell their products. Learn more at Sampco.com and Brilliantgraphicsgroup.com

Brilliant Graphics Group, a Sampco Company, is a large format digital printer who serves the building material industry and local community for retail signage needs.