Canfield & Tack Printing and Cohber Press Announce Merger

Rochester Chamber members Canfield & Tack Printing and Cohber Press have announced they will join forces as one company, offering clients the latest in commercial printing, collateral management, direct mailing and digital marketing solutions. Employees of Cohber will become employee-owners at Canfield & Tack and all operations will be consolidated into Cohber’s facility at 1000 John Street in Henrietta. The combined companies will have more than $24 million in annualized billings. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Ray Brown, president and CEO of Canfield & Tack Printing and Eric Webber, president and CEO of Cohber Press have known each other since high school, but only in the last year did they begin to talk about working together. Canfield & Tack Printing has been running their operations out of two buildings and felt it would be more efficient to find a space where they could combine their locations into one. Ironically, Cohber Press was working within an 84,000 square foot location where the space wasn’t being fully utilized. A discussion between the two over space evolved into a conversation about the correlations between their individual companies.

“There was so much synergy between our companies – from our operations to our customer base to the equipment needed to serve our clients,” said Brown. “We realized by combining these two companies it would provide a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for all of our clients.”

Canfield & Tack Printing has been a full-service provider of commercial printing, fulfillment, mailing and distribution services, serving customers across the country. Cohber Press has specialized in producing a full gamut of high-end marketing communication services including offset printing, digital printing, data solutions, mailing and digital marketing services.

Webber said, “Together we bring over 180 years of experience to the printing industry. We can assure our loyal customer base that they will continue to receive the highest quality of work and unparalleled customer service as we use the best printing technologies available.” The equipment mix of the combined operation will include multiple automated 6-color 40” offset presses, four digital color presses including the state-of-the-art KM-1 digital inkjet press, updated bindery equipment including high speed folding, as well as multiple finishing and mailing lines.

Once the merger is completed by June 1, 2019, Brown will take on the role of President and CEO and Webber will be Director of Business Development and a member of the Board of Directors of Canfield & Tack.

About Canfield & Tack Printing, Inc.

Founded in 1926, Canfield & Tack is a full service provider of commercial printing, fulfillment, mailing and distribution services, serving customers across the country. Canfield & Tack specializes in large volume color printing of marketing collateral, brochures, point-of-purchase displays and specializes in on-demand fulfillment of customized materials. Customers include Constellation Brands, Paychex, Wegmans, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, University of Rochester, Corning Incorporated and many other companies that seek to optimize their print procurement and print management services. The company is 100% employee owned and has a highly qualified staff of 60. Annual revenues exceed $15 million.

About Cohber Press

Founded in 1931, Cohber is a strategic marketing and graphic communications firm that provides industry leading solutions that drive innovation, value and growth for its customers. Cohber specializes in producing high end marketing collateral, direct mail and data driven communications with a focus on one-to-one direct marketing execution. Cohber has a dedicated staff of 47 with annual revenues that exceed $9 million.