For over 70 years, J.S. McCarthy Printers has enjoyed continuous growth and competitive success in a fast-paced and ever-changing industry. As one of New England’s oldest and largest sheetfed printing operations, our goals of top-notch customer service, technological innovation, and superior quality of product have remained paramount.
We’re always listening and learning–committed to being leaders in an industry where change is constant and bigger is not necessarily better. We take your business seriously, because our success depends on yours.
At J.S. McCarthy Printers, our investments in technology, and equipment are matched by our investments in human resources. Customer service is not a department, it’s a philosophy that’s integral to each employee’s job description. We have the skilled craftspeople to produce the finest printing jobs in the region, the equipment to make it happen, and the desire to be the best in the industry.
We promise clear and direct communication–straight talk from real people. We understand deadlines, and your need to know. It is our goal to meet your printing needs with the best quality and service available!
Joseph McCarthy founded and opened the J.S. McCarthy company
- J.S. McCarthy merged with Letter Systems Printing
- 6 color Heidelberg Speedmaster is installed
Graphic Color Service of Fairfield Maine joins the J.S. McCarthy family
Monarch Management Information and Scheduling Software replaced Karen System
Polar Cutting Sytems with Automatic Offloaders is installed
SBL 40” Die Cut/Embossing/Foil Stamp Machine is installed
Brausse 40” Die Cutter is installed
SBL Folder Gluer is installed
- J.S. McCarthy commits to 100% wind power for all operations
- 8 Color Komori Perfector Press is installed
- 36000 square feet was added to Maine Production Facility
- HP Indigo 5500 is installed
- 8 Color Komori Straight Press is installed
- State of the Art Paper Bailing System is installed for efficient waste recycling
- Kolbus KM472A Perfect Binder with camera recognition is installed
- Spectrum Printing of Portland Maine joins the J.S. McCarthy family
- J.S. McCarthy is recognized as a Top 20 Green Power Printer by The US Department of Environmental Protection and has continued to be recognized annually since 2009
Henry Sawyer Company of Boston Massachusetts joins the J.S. McCarthy Family
- Wolf Colorprint of Newington Connecticut joins the J.S. McCarthy Family
- The world’s first 8 color double coater Komori HUV Perfector Press is installed
- 22000 square feet is added to Maine Production Facility
- Heidelberg ST450 Saddle Stitcher with barcode recognition is installed
- MCS Eagle UV Inkjet System is installed
- Bobst Experpertfold 110A-2 Folding Carton Gluer is installed
- The first Stahl KH82 with PFX Pile Feeder in the United States is installed
- HP Indigo 7600 replaces Indigo 5500 is installed in 2008
- Printech of Stamford Connecticut joins the J.S. McCarthy family
- Buhrs BB700 5 Station Inserter is installed
- Bobst SP104BM Die Cut/Embossing/Foil Stamp Machine replaces Brausse installed in 2005
8 Color Komori Straight Press converted to HUV ink system
- Artco of Canton Massachusetts joins the J.S. McCarthy family
- 15000 square feet is added to Maine Production Facility
- Marquip Econ Sheeter is installed
- Bobst Visionfold 110 Folding Carton Gluer replaces SBL installed in 2006
- Second Bobst SP104BM Die Cut/Embossing/Foil Stamp Machine is installed
- Kodak Nexpress ZX is installed
8 Color Heidelberg Double Coaster HUV Press is installed replacing Komori Perfector and Straight Presses installed in 2007 and 2008
Horizon BQ280 Digital Perfect Binder is installed
Ever since his eyes could differentiate color and long before business casual was the accepted standard for office attire, Jonathan “Jon” Tardiff had his sights set on becoming a businessman. On his first day of kindergarten, Jon opted to wear a navy blazer, yellow necktie, and loafers to be dressed just like his Dad, Rick. While his three younger siblings and friends spent time playing after school and during the summer months, Jon was busy helping his father Rick at Letter Systems Printing in Hallowell, Maine where our family’s journey in the printing business all started. Jon played hockey and baseball during his middle and high school years but also found the time to work. While attending Babson College, Jon was a sales rep for J.S. McCarthy. In 2004, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College, Jon returned home to Maine where he quickly settled into the role of Production Manager at J.S. McCarthy. To this day, it is not unusual to find Jon driving a forklift, helping to package product, and just doing whatever needs to be done around the plant to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Jon leads by example, and it is no secret that his vision, his work ethic, and dedication to our company made him the clear choice to take over as President and CEO of J.S. McCarthy after our dad, Rick, retired in 2017. Most days, Jon no longer wears a blazer or a necktie, but he is hands-on and always thinking of ways to improve and grow our company. Jon and his wife, April, welcomed their daughter in 2018, adding another unique shade to this ever-growing and colorful family!
Amy Tardiff landed back at J.S. McCarthy Printers full time in October of 2016. The term landed is only fitting for this world traveler; Amy is also the final piece of the puzzle that allowed Rick Tardiff to realize his dream of having all four of his children active in our family business. After high school, Amy attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2005. Amy did not waste time jetting off to her next adventure in Ireland, where she worked as a fund administrator for a year, followed by a brief stint back at J.S. McCarthy in 2006 as the Director of HR. Amy did great things during her time here at J.S. McCarthy, but her heart and mind still needed more adventure. In 2008, she returned to Ireland and worked as a program administrator at a logistics company. In that role, she traveled extensively throughout Europe. She moved back to the US to pursue graduate studies, and in 2012, Amy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a dual Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate. For the next four years, Amy practiced law in Pittsburgh, with a concentration in corporate finance law. Amy and her husband welcomed their first child in 2015, so it didn’t come as much of a shock when her growing family decided to move back home to Maine in 2016. In 2017, they welcomed a second son. When Amy is not working or spending time with her husband, their growing boys and their much-loved fur babies, she enjoys spending time outdoors. She serves on several local non-profit boards and is on the Board of Directors at a local bank.
Michael Tardiff (aka Matthew’s twin) earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago in 2009. Michael didn’t wait for the ink to dry on his last final exam before hitting the road back to Maine to work at J.S. McCarthy. His first summer following college graduation was spent filling dumpsters, cleaning out some outdated production space, and reorganizing our Portland office. With that task behind him, Michael was ready to take on the role of Human Resource Manager for our ever-expanding company. During his time in HR, Michael kept a partial focus on the marketing side of the company. In 2017, Michael took on the full time role as Vice President of Marketing for J.S. McCarthy Printers, the first full-time marketing employee in the company’s history. Michael oversees the design and production of our award-winning yearly calendar as well as other marketing collateral. Michael also organizes and executes employee gatherings and distribution of holiday baskets at our Maine locations as well as our satellite offices. Michael volunteers with several area non-profit organizations. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his niece and nephews, sharing all that Maine’s four seasons have to offer. When he finds time at home he enjoys landscaping and always has a few home improvement projects to keep him busy.
Matthew “Matty” Tardiff (aka Michael’s Twin) came back to work at J.S. McCarthy full time in 2011. Matty graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, with a Bachelors of Science in Corporate Finance and Accounting in 2009, continuing on to complete a Masters in Financial Accountancy in 2010 while working as an auditor at one of the big four firms in Boston. Matty gained a worldwide focus as he worked and studied abroad, so when he decided to move home in late 2011, the family was thrilled to harness his wealth of knowledge in our growing business. Since moving back and stepping into his latest role as CFO, Matty has kept a keen eye on the bottom line, using his diverse general business knowledge to make sure our pencils are sharp and our processes are tight, and that work does not end at JSM. Outside of work, Matty serves on several boards related to the industry and our local community; you are most likely to find him on the finance committee roster. When he is not working or volunteering, Matty enjoys staying active; seeing much of the world on his bicycle, and enjoying time on the ski slopes with his family and friends because 40 hours a week just isn’t enough sometimes.
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