. Company History

Company History

Solid Impressions opened for business in 1997. Our founder, John Mantia, purchased a small printing operation in Addison, IL that was called Express Press. Express Press was located on Addison Road and originally opened in 1980. After purchasing Express Press, John changed the name of the company to Solid Impressions to reflect the new management and company image.

Solid Impressions quickly out grew the original space and moved to Fullerton Ave in 1999. In 2013, we doubled our space on Fullerton and added more staff and equipment. In December 2015, we expanded again and moved into our current space at 26W455 Saint Charles Rd, Carol Stream, IL.

Under John's leadership, Solid Impressions became the fastest-growing printing firm in the area. Most of our success and notoriety was a direct result of our superfast turnaround and our "on-time" guarantee.

At a time when most printing companies took two weeks to print an envelope order, Solid Impressions would commonly print envelopes within 24-hours. Our "on-time" guarantee was one of our most popular services.

It seems like every company talks about the importance of customer service, but one of the lasting cornerstones of our business is the way our customers feel about doing business with us. Our dependability and reliability have become very renowned. When you work fast, hardly ever miss a deadline, have fair prices, and treat people with dignity and respect it's hard not to grow your business. That's what we do!

We invite you to consider using Solid Impressions the next time your company needs printing. There's a reason why we averaged almost 20 new business customers every month for the last 20 years, and we would love the opportunity to demonstrate that for you on your next printing order. You see, we do things very differently than the other printers in the Chicagoland area, and we believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.

If you would like to talk to one of our customer service representatives, please call 630-543-7300. We would be happy to discuss how we can help your business succeed and prosper. Feel free to ask for John Mantia, the owner, when you call, and to inquire about taking a 30 minute tour of our business, hosted by John. John provides a very fast-paced and interesting behind-the-scenes tour of how things work in our company, and most of the businesses that have toured Solid Impressions have commented that it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be!