For the last 92 years, a member of the Santangelo family has been putting ink on paper. While the way they have done business has evolved greatly since the early 1920’s, there is one thing that they feel has never changed. That is their belief that printing is a true art form, practiced with skill, and a knowledge that has been handed down from one craftsman to another.
The late Anthony Santangelo began this printing heritage when he started his apprenticeship as a compositor in the early 1920’s. His son followed in his footsteps, when in 1954, John Santangelo Sr. entered the New York School of Printing. Upon completion of his degree, John ran the print shop on board the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain from 1957-60. Following his tour of duty, John worked for a sheet-fed printer, a web house, and became night plant manager at one of the world’s largest pre-press companies. He eventually opened up, H&S Graphics, with his wife Patricia and son Mike, in 1986. Shortly there after John’s second son Thomas Santangelo joined the business and in 1998 the youngest son John A. Santangelo came onboard.
Today, H&S Graphics, encompasses the knowledge and experience of three generations of printers and graphic communicators along with a staff of experienced professionals whose every effort is to bring design to life in printed and ink-jet mediums.
“You do have to stay up with technology in this business... things change so fast... but you can’t ignore the craftsmanship and art that goes into putting ink on paper. You’ll be a great printer when you recognize that.”
- John Santangelo Sr.