A Bit About Us

Joseph Merritt & Company was founded in 1908 to provide blueprints for architecture, engineering and construction. Check in today, and you’ll see we’re always evolving to serve our customers. Technology is our friend, and we have the experience and judgment to use it wisely.

Over the decades, we’ve become a go-to for healthcare and education institutions, as well as cities and towns throughout the region. We provide a full range of print and digital services, plus equipment sales and service, and we’re not stopping there.

Our customers trust us to collaborate and innovate to solve their business challenges. That’s a privilege we respect, and we’d love to speak with you about your ideas. If it hasn’t been done before, we’re up for the challenge. We’ll find a way to deliver on time and better than you imagined.

Enough “About Us.” We’d love to hear what you’re all about, and what you hope to achieve. Call us at (860) 296-2500 for a free consultation and a quote.

Our History

Acquires Northeast Printing Network

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Northeast Printing Network, LLC.

100 Year Anniversary

Joseph Merritt & Co. celebrates its 100th anniversary; A Century of Service!

Bright Ideas is Born

Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a new location in Waterford, CT showcasing its new 'Bright Ideas' marketing concept.

acquires Walter W. Frederick Associates

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Walter W. Frederick Associates, Inc. In Peabody, MA.

acquires Academy Reproductions

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Academy Reproductions in White Plains, NY.

Opens New London Location

Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a new facility in New London, CT.

acquires Superior Blueprint

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Superior Blueprint in Waterbury, CT.

acquires Providence Blueprint

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Providence Blueprint in Providence, RI.

World’s first four color vinyl graphics

Joseph Merritt & Co. produces the world's first four color vinyl graphics for ski gondolas in Killington, Vermont.

Technology Business Leader of the Year

Joseph Merritt & Co. is awarded the Greater Hartford Chamber's Technology Business Leader of the Year Award.

Merritt Color Imaging Formed

Merritt Color Imaging, a division of Joseph Merritt & Co. is formed and becomes the first CT Authorized Fabricator of 3M Scotchprint.

First to Offer Plain Paper Copying

Joseph Merritt & Co. is the first blueprinter in the Northeast to offer Plain Paper Copying in lieu of traditional diazo (ammonia based) blueprints.

Acquire Enterprise Blueprint

Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Enterprise Blueprint in New Haven.

DocuTech Electronic Printing

Joseph Merritt & Co. becomes the first service bureau to offer DocuTech Electronic Printing.

Selected a Beta Test Site

Joseph Merritt & Co. is selected as the Beta Test site for Canon's Bubble Jet Copier.

Cornering the Color Copy Market

Joseph Merritt & Co. is the first to develop the color copy market in the Northeast using Canon's color laser copier.

Expanding to Danbury

Joseph Merritt & Co. expands to Danbury, CT by purchasing United Reproductions.

End of an Era

Joseph Merritt & Co. runs its last 'blue background, white line' blueprint.

Opens its main facility on Franklin Ave.

Joseph Merritt & Co. opens its main facility on Franklin Ave.

Opens First Store

Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a store on the first floor of 166 Pearl Street.

The Largest Stock of Drafting Supplies

Joseph Merritt & Co. becomes a complete reproduction service and has the largest stock of drafting supplies and equipment in the state.

Year Founded

Founded, on 4th floor of the YMCA building on Broad Street, Hartford CT, providing blueprints to engineering friends.


Ed Perry, Owner and CEO

Over the last three decades, the printing industry has evolved rapidly, and Ed has kept Merritt on the leading edge. Ed oversaw the diversification of Joseph Merritt & Company’s services to add digital and technology products. While always moving forward, Ed has never lost sight of the old-school customer service that sets Merritt apart.

Kevin Perry, President and COO

Building on his father’s legacy of loyalty to customers, suppliers and employees, Kevin brings a fresh perspective and deep expertise in digital solutions. Prior to joining Joseph Merritt & Company, Kevin built a career in technology sales, translation services and data conversion in the U.S. and abroad. Kevin looks at challenges with an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver consistently superior results.

Who We Sponsor

Joseph Merritt & Company sponsors numerous charities and non-profit organizations throughout New England. Here are a few of the organizations that are near and dear to our hearts:

What We’ve Earned – Industry Recognition

Yes, Joseph Merritt & Company has a nice ring to it, but what it stands for is huge. Our reputation has earned us a membership in international associations and certifications from industry giants.

We are a partner in rmxnetwork, a progressive, international network of independent, innovative reprographics companies serving over 190 locations around the world. Members are selected based on attention to detail, color quality, outstanding customer service and geographic locations.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the only international association for specialty imaging. Their mission is to provide imaging professionals with the tools and information to make the best possible business decisions. SGIA connects Joseph Merritt & Company to a global community that shares ideas, insights and innovations.

Joseph Merritt & Company is proud to be certified by 3M to offer the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty on finished graphics that meet their exacting requirements.

As a Graphics Specialist Partner, Joseph Merritt & Company has met the high standards of expertise required to support HP Graphics solutions.

Ready to Talk?

Enough about us. We’d love to hear what you’re all about, and what you hope to achieve.