Dartmouth Printing Company has operated in Hanover, New Hampshire, for more than 200 years. It began as part of Dartmouth College in 1793, printing newspapers, books, pamphlets and college catalogs. In 1843, the company became a separate entity—The Dartmouth Press. While continuing to print Dartmouth College publications, The Dartmouth Press began printing such publications as The People’s Advocate, an anti-slavery and temperance publication. In 1899, Frank Musgrove purchased the company and continued printing the weekly Hanover Gazette, along with local town reports and a summer camp publication. Mr. Musgrove, who served as a state representative and state senator, owned The Dartmouth Press for almost 40 years, during which time Nelson Rockefeller worked briefly as a typesetter. Kenneth Foley purchased the company in 1938 and incorporated it under the name Dartmouth Printing Company. In 1945, Mr. Foley redirected the focus of the company from college publications to short run magazines in an effort to achieve a more even annual cash flow. Mr. Foley sold the company in 1969, and Mike Smith, the company's controller, became president. Dave Hewitt joined Mr. Smith in 1970, and together they purchased the company in 1978.
In February 1998, Dartmouth Printing Company was purchased by The Sheridan Group. The Sheridan Group, which is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, consists of five printing facilities.
Most printers who have survived to compete in today’s competitive market boast an impressive inventory of equipment and the technology necessary to put ink on paper. In addition to "iron and electronics," our company presents a combination of advantages and resources increasingly scarce in today's printing/publishing market.
Athough not as large as many of its competitors, Dartmouth Printing Company can assure you that your title will not become lost or overlooked. And as a customer of ours, there is absolutely no question where your next issue will be printed; all of our titles are produced at the Lyme Road plant in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Our size, our organizational structure, our experience and our focus all combine to offer a unique opportunity for publishers who still feel the need for individualized service from their printer.