In October 1983, Johnson Anderson opened its doors as an envelope broker, offering the “fastest service in the industry.” At that time, production turnaround for the envelope industry ranged from two to five weeks. Organizations were beginning to change and they no longer could wait many weeks for their envelopes. We had solid relationships with our customers and set up a small network of vendors who would help us service their needs. It wasn’t long before our vendor base was having a hard time keeping up with our growth. We realized that the key to our success was the fast service we offered.
In 1985, we purchased our first Halm jet press, a high speed press that printed two-color envelopes. Growth continued, and by 2000 we had 15 Jet presses. At that time, we were one of the largest “Jet Houses” in the country. Fast service continued to fuel our growth, but the envelope industry was beginning to adapt to the needs of clients that required fast service, so our competition grew as well. In 1998, we made a strategic decision to purchase sheet fed presses to better serve our customer base and expand the level of in-house products and services. In 2002, we grew once again by adding envelope converting equipment – a necessary step in helping us be one of the most comprehensive envelope resources in the country.
Today, we continue to offer the “fastest service in the industry” and are one of only a handful of envelope companies in the United States to do it all in-house. Our approach in everything we do is to be honest, fair, hard working, and respectful toward our employees and clients. We aren’t perfect, but when faced with a problem, we do our best to deal with the issue immediately.
Whether it’s a simple one-color jet job, a special size web flexo job, or a heavy coverage flat sheet and convert envelope, our success continues to be rooted in our name: Johnson Anderson – Envelope Specialists.
1983 Opened for business
1985 Added 1st Halm Jet Press – we've since grown to 17 jet presses!
1998 Added 40” Heidelberg 4 Color Sheetfed Press
2002 Added 1st Envelope Converter – we now have 12 envelope converting machines (both web & die cut)
2013 Sold ownership to outside investor with focus on adding equipment and growth. We retained the same management team and employee base.
2014 Added two high speed envelope converters and new die-cutter
2015 Added 40" 5-color Heidelberg and a high speed converter
2016 Added a high speed converter and a Super jet
2018 Added a high speed converter
2019 Added an envelope converter and another die cutter