The man with the paper plan: Johnson Paper founder
Frank Johnson.



Johnson Paper's story begins!
The year was 1947. Chicago gangster Al Capone, having been released eight years earlier from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, died in Miami Beach. Pizza pioneer Nick Perrino, along with his mother-in-law Mary Grittani, cooked up an award-winning pizza recipe for Chicago's venerable Home Run Inn restaurant. The Chicago Cardinals, playing in old Comiskey Park on the city's South Side, outlasted the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 to capture the NFL Championship. And directly across the street from Old St. Patrick's Church, one of the few downtown buildings that survived the Great Chicago Fire, Frank Johnson started Johnson Paper.

Johnson Paper past and present...
Over the last half century, Johnson Paper has not only survived, but thrived. Every day, we work hard at continuing our Swedish-American founder's tradition of providing exciting papers and exceptional service.By offering the very best in innovative, new paper products along with highly personalized business services individually tailored to our clientele's particular requirements, Johnson Paper has learned how to best satisfy your paper needs.

Let Johnson Paper help you with change!

Since Frank Johnson's time, the paper business has been impacted by two significant industry issues: new print technologies and the rapid rise in paper mill and merchant mergers. Together, these developments have had quite an adverse affect on how people like you specify paper. Emerging print technologies, involving frequent equipment and software upgrades of digital and laser printing, are being introduced at a mind-numbing pace all the time. As a result, it's become more and more difficult as well as time consuming for most people to stay on top of which papers are compatible with the latest printing equipment. We know you have more important things to worry about than the latest inkjet guaranteed paper, so why get stressed out when you don't have to? Let Johnson Paper put an end to your paper chase as quickly, and painlessly, as possible!

If you combine the ever-increasing amount of high-tech printing advances with the continuous consolidations involving paper mills and distributors, its no wonder that finding the right paper supplier, let alone right paper, can be a big hassle. The paper industry's merger mania has not only caused higher employee turnover and declining workplace morale, but also confusion over which papers are still available. If it's been awhile since you've seen a salesperson from one of your local paper companies or worse yet, you don't even know who your salesperson is, it's definitely time you start doing business with a company like ours. With Johnson Paper, you'll always be in good company!

Johnson Paper has what you need to succeed!

Unlike many of our competitors, Johnson Paper has developed meaningful relationships with our clients that have truly stood the test of time. With most paper companies, your sales representative changes every two years or three years. Most of our clients, however, have enjoyed collaborating with our company for many, many years. At Johnson Paper, we have sales consultants that have worked with clients for two or three decades! This longevity, carefully nurtured over three generations, has helped us connect with our clients on more than just a superficial level. Developing deeper business partnerships with our clients is something Johnson Paper aspires to each and every day. By striving to better understand your professional aspirations, hopes, and dreams, you can rest assured that we will help you succeed.

And Johnson Paper definitely knows what paper products will help you creatively differentiate your business and boost your brand image. Along with our traditional paper grades, you can create success with our many interactive products like paper that glows-in-the-dark and even a paper that changes color when you touch it!

In navigating today's increasingly sophisticated communications world, Johnson Paper stands out as a national leader in helping graphic artists, designers, printers, and other business people just like you find truly unique papers. Johnson Paper's exceptional abilities in discovering new specialty papers have been prominently featured in leading national publications from the Chicago Tribune to Graphic Design USA. From consulting with you on your day-to-day paper needs to searching for the latest in hard-to-find papers, Johnson Paper can help you easily select the best paper for your next print project…just like Frank Johnson used to do!


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