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Henry George Deschamps founded Deschamps Printing Company, Inc. in 1916 under the name Deschamps Brothers Printing.
Henry, a World War I veteran, had returned home from Europe looking for work and was hired by the French Community Newspaper in Salem, Massachusetts as a journeyman typesetter. To Henry’s good fortune, his boss hired him to train on the new Murganthaler typesetting machine. So it was off to New York City for Henry in 1910 to learn his new trade. Henry flourished but soon grew bored with typesetting, realizing that he wanted to get his hands into the craft of printing. Thus, in 1916 Henry and his brother Paul started their own company, Deschamps Brothers Printing. Their service platform was to include both typesetting and printing services for a then growing local Salem economy.
The company continued to grow right up to the Great Depression and was able to hang on to its twelve employees through this period by printing for the federal government only to come out on the other side of the Depression stronger and better poised for continued growth.
Today, two generations later, Deschamps Printing Company, Inc. is a thriving company employing thirty-five craftspeople. It is a completely state-of-the art, mid-size printer offering both offset and digital printing services.