Sheridan’s Grand Rapids (Sheridan GR) location was founded in Painesville, Ohio in 1884, and two years later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. From that time until now, the Grand Rapids area has flourished and grown into a major graphic arts and media center that has attracted a skilled and dependable workforce.
As the city grew so did we. Over the years, our 40,000-square-foot building downtown expanded to its current 123,500-square-foot suburban location, which includes space for paper and inventory warehousing.
In the 1920s, we developed a unique emulsion for making separation negatives, and are credited with printing the very first four-color process catalog in the country.
In the 1960s we began to specialize in the religious market, and were the first print facility in the United States to produce Bibles with a lightweight paper on a heatset web press. Our industry leadership continued in the 1980s when we installed the first Mistubishi four-color sheet-fed press. Remaining on the cutting edge, in 2006 we became the first printer in the United States to take delivery of the radically advanced Timsons T-32 multi-module heatset web press, which is capable of printing 192 pages in a single pass
In late 2018, the CJK Group acquired the assets of Dickinson Press, LLC and Kingsport Book, LLC, which now operate as Sheridan GR and Sheridan TN, respectively.
While the name may have changed, the core component of this growth and expansion remains today as it was in the beginning… a total commitment to excellence, fair dealing, innovation, and customer satisfaction.