Our History

John Wagner, President

Biography and history of www.print911.com

Loyola Academy Print Shop, Wilmette, IL
School Years 1977-1979 – Pressman, Typesetting, Layout, Plate maker, Bindery – AB Dick 360, Mullin Eliminator, Rubdown Type

Leonard’s Guide Publishing, Northbrook, IL
Summer 1977 – Pressman – AB Dick 360 , Didde Web

Kwik Kopy Printing, Northbrook, IL
Summer 1978 – Pressman, Bindery – AB Dick 360

Sir Speedy Printing, Libertyville, IL
Summer 1979 – Pressman, Bindery – AB Dick 360

The Printery, Deerfield, IL
Summer 1980 – Pressman, Bindery – AB Dick 360

Big Red Q Printing, Northbrook, IL
Summer 1980 – Pressman, Bindery – AB Dick 360

The Print Hut, Norrige, IL
Summer 1981- Pressman, Typesetting, Layout, Bindery – Multigraphics 1250, Hamada 600, Chief 29, Stripprinter, IBM Composer

Quik Graphics, Cincinnati, OH
School Year 1982-1983 – Outside Salesman, Copier Operator

PIP Printing, Schaumburg, IL
Summers 1981 & 1982, Winter 1984 – Pressman, Layouts, Bindery – AB Dick 360, 2-color T-Head

Printed Impressions, Blue Ash, OH
July 1983 – November 1984 – Founder – Full Service Printer

JF Wagner Printing Co, Park Ridge, IL
March 1984 – Founder – Moved all equipment from Cincinnati to Park Ridge and changed name of company.
Started as a subcontractor to service four-color print shops such as W.F. Hall, Keefer-Nolde, Nobart, Total Graphics, Fort Dearborn, Viking Graphics, Johns Byrne, Bradley, Pioneer Press, Screaming Color and Universal Press

May 1986 – Moved and expanded company to 3386 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL
Added first Apple II FX Computer, NTX Printer, Aldus Pagemaker for typesetting and AB Dick Ordibel 24 bin collater, sticher, folder

May 1988 – Moved and expanded company to 3382 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL
Added second 2-color press, Challenge 305 cutter, Challenge 3 hole drill, Suspension Numbering Machine

May 1991 – Moved and expanded company to 3635 Woodhead Dr., Northbrook, IL
Added darkroom camera & processor, 9 station Harris Multibinder, Didde 17” web, 5090 & 5100 Xerox high-speed copiers

May 1996 – Moved and expanded company to 151-C Pfingsten Rd, Deerfield, IL
Purchased the assets and accounts of Waysep Printing – Franklin Park, IL
Added thermography, letterpress, foil stamping equipment and shrink wrapper

May 2000 – Moved company to 650-C Anthony Trail, Northbrook, IL
Added Polar cutter and Stahl folder, Canon Color Copier

October 2004 – Moved company to 3004 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL
Added Ryobi 3300 Press, Rollem 990 Turbo Perforator & Scoring Machine, Astro envelope feeder, Konica C6500 19” Digital Color Printer, Canon ipf 8100 42” Banner Printer and Printsmith Production & Accounting Software

Sunlight Images Photography, Northbrook, IL
February 2005 -Founder – Event & Sports Photography Service