Our Company

Who We Are

Under the leadership of John Galligan, Bradford & Bigelow has grown from a small four-person firm operating in a South Boston loft to one of the top specialty printers in North America.

Our goal has always remained the same: be the best-in-class, not the biggest and most diversified supplier. At B&B, client relationships and employee tenure are measured in decades, not years. In addition to being ISO 9001 registered, B&B has won numerous awards from the National Association for Printing Leadership – recognized as one of the best-managed companies in the industry based on customer satisfaction, financial performance, and innovation.

On the technology and environmental side, Bradford & Bigelow is an industry leader. We are one of the first printers in North America to adopt the Timson zero make-ready press technology that greatly reduces paper consumption with increased press efficiency. Our commitment to the environment and clean energy has continued with the recent installation of a 500KWH solar energy project.

Bradford & Bigelow was also the first adopter and industry pioneer utilizing higher quality and more expensive UV inks to eliminate all toxic VOC emissions and greatly reduce energy consumption. We extended our environmental commitment to the inkjet side with low-energy dye-based inks. Our customers constantly remark our facility is one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly in the industry. Equally important, our clients tell us that our quality and service is superior and more consistent than other suppliers within our markets.



  • Six-time winner of NAPL’s Management Plus Program for Superior Performance and Customer Satisfaction
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts 2017 Sustainability Award

Our Location

Bradford & Bigelow is located in scenic, seaside Newburyport, MA. Visit us for a plant tour, bring your walking shoes and stay for the weekend! You’ll love our brick sidewalks, historic landscapes, art galleries, shops, and restaurants – all part of this quaint New England town. Many of our customers, suppliers, and team members call Newburyport “Nantucket North.” Twice the charm at half the price!

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