Fourth-generation company continues its evolution into an innovative
display graphics firm.
David Savastano, Editor08.01.17
Opportunities for digital printing are continuing to grow, from brochures and banners to point-of-purchase displays and custom bound book printing, and printers are using new technologies to grow their businesses and serve their clients.
Chicago, IL-based Cushing is a leader in the field of digital printing. Founded in 1929 by John Cushing, a busy truck driver who bought out his employer, National Blueprint Co., and opened Cushing & Co. on Oct. 1, 1929, just a month before the stock market crash and the Great Depression. Cushing conducted every sales call for the blueprint company and grew the fledgling business.
Now, 87 years later, Cushing retains its family roots, while growing into new fields: John Cushing Jr. took the company into special paper manufacturing. Cathleen Cushing-Duff and Joseph X. Cushing, grandchildren of the founder, led the company from blueprints and specialty papers to on-site service centers, scanning technology and digital printing.
Cushing is now
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