A Little Bit About Us
Since 1854, James Publishing and Signs has been putting ink on paper.
The technology may have changed since our inception, but our reputation for honesty, integrity and commitment to customer service has not.
To meet the varied demands in the graphics industry, we have added the latest in wide format print and production equipment to our 7,000 square foot facility. Our staff is able to produce outstanding, high quality projects from concept to completion.
We regularly facilitate projects for the commercial, private and military sectors providing the highest level of customer service, technical knowledge and innovation strategies for capturing new opportunities.
The Messenger newspaper is purchased by Rev. John M. Climie and his son, W. R. Climie and is renamed The Canadian Statesman.
The Canadian Statesman is purchased by Moses A. James
Moses A. James takes two of his sons, Norman and George into partnership and the company becomes M. A. James & Sons.
Norman James passes away at age 47 and his wife, Lena, becomes a silent partner.
Norman’s son, John M. James becomes a partner with George W. James.
John M. James becomes sole owner of the business and renames it James Publishing Company Limited.
John M. James’ son, Rick, becomes a partner with his father.
The Canadian Statesman newspaper is sold to Metroland Printing and Publishing to expand the digital services of James Printing.
John M. James passes away and Rick becomes the sole owner of James Publishing Company Limited.
James Publishing purchases several sign companies in the area to become James Printing and Signs.
Rick’s daughter, Morgan, joins the business and becomes the 5th generation to manage the family business.
James Printing and Signs moves from its original location on King Street West to Lake Road, allowing the company to expand its print and signage services again.
Get to Know the Team
Rick started working for the family business at a very young age, taking his first photograph for “The Canadian Statesman” at age 9. He has worked in every aspect of the business as the fourth generation of the James Printing and Signs family. His focus has always been on honesty and integrity, delivering quality products at affordable prices. He originally thought he would be a professional golfer, but was missing one key part to get on the PGA Tour; he wasn’t good enough.
Morgan is the fifth generation of the James Printing and Signs family. She graduated with Honours from Queen’s University in 2013 and began working for the family business shortly afterwards. She is involved with everything from estimating to aerial signage installation. She loves German Shepherds and has an irrational fear of spiders.
Senior Graphic Designer
Constance graduated with a diploma in Graphic Design from Durham College in 2008 & also holds a diploma from George Brown College in Fine Arts. She started her career with Forsey Signs, eventually becoming part of the James Printing & Signs team as a Senior Graphic Designer. Her passion still remains with large format sign printing from vehicle wraps to billboards & bridges. Constance is a plant enthusiast & loves to draw when she isn’t cuddling with her four cats.
Senior Graphic Designer
Michelle completed her post secondary education at Loyalist College in 2012. After graduating with an Advertising and Design Diploma, she began her career immediately and has acquired over 10 years experience in the industry. As a Senior Designer, she believes in keeping things fresh and fun while also staying on trend. She has comprehensive knowledge in both large and small scale print and sign projects, from publications to vehicle wraps. Michelle has an affinity for anything wedding related and would love nothing more than to bring your vision to reality. When she’s not working, you will find her keeping her husband busy “assisting” in all her Pinterest DIY’s, creating delicious meals that her son refuses to eat, and spending time outdoors when the weather is jusssst right.
Maisie graduated from St. Lawrence College in 2017 with an Advertising and Marketing Diploma and then graduated from St. Lawrence College again in 2021 with a Graphic Design Diploma. After graduating, she secured a job right away with James Printing and Signs and has loved it ever since. She really enjoys helping customers and making their vision come to life. When she is not designing all day, she is drawing all night, working on her art for future art shows that she does in her spare time. Maisie is also interested in reading, gaming, gardening and cuddling with her dog, Odin.
A graphic designer that started as an intern with N. Design at the beginning of 2018 and was hired by N. Design at the completion of her internship for 5 years. Katlyn is a graduate of the Durham College Graphic Design Program and was awarded the Visual Art Diploma O’Neill CVI special arts program. She’s a proud Dog Mom to a beautiful Border Collie named Lucifer. She loves Drawing, Video Games, Board Games, Dungeons & Dragons, Watching Anime, Reading, & Watching Horror Movies.
What Our Clients Have to Say
For over a decade now, we have been using James Printing and Signs for all our stores printing and graphic needs. From storefront window vinyl, vehicle wraps, letterhead, business cards, and name plaques James Printing has done all our work. We continue to use their service because their quality of work, price and delivery time is always excellent and as promised. Their design team has worked with our most vague ideas to help us create fresh and vibrant designs for our shuttles that have always gained attention from our customers.
We will continue to use James Printing for our services. As a family-owned business in Clarington ourselves, we enjoy sharing our business with another family business that works hard to service our growing community.
Ballantrae Golf Club
We’ve entrusted all our projects to James Printing and Signs knowing they will be completed professionally and on time.
James Printing is our organization’s go-to for large-format print materials. We’re always provided with quick turnaround time, exceptional customer service, and high-quality products. Thanks for the great service!
Use these guys for all my Graphics. Always great service. Always on time.Highly recommended.
James Printing did an unbelievable job putting stripes on our Mustang convertible. They matched a price we had from Oshawa so we could keep our business locally. The job was beyond our expectations and we would recommend them and give them a 10/10.
Got all our printing done for all of our menus and approached them with a special project and James Printing & Signs were more than happy to collaborate – awesome print work, fast turnaround and professional courteous service right here in downtown Bowmanville – highly recommended.
I used James Printing to professionally design my logo for a local badminton team. Katlyn did a fantastic job! Mega-talented and helpful throughout the process