Our Story

Despite numerous mergers and acquisitions in the printing industry, Summit Press remains a strong, dependable company with the same work ethic and values as in 1961, when Robert Merullo founded the company in Boston's North End. The next generation of Merullos has operated Summit Press since 1995, delivering the same quality printing and exemplary client service in the style established by Bob.

"We learned the business from the ground up," notes Lenore DelVecchio, company CEO, who began working at Summit, doing film assembly, as a young girl. Her brother, Bobby Merullo, Summit's vice president of production, worked in the bindery and ran small printing presses when he was a boy. "My father instilled in us the importance of honesty and integrity. Our clients know this, which is why they come back to Summit—again and again."

Clients know they can trust the experienced staff at Summit Press, many of whom have been with the company for decades.

"Summit is large enough to have the capabilities of a big printer but small enough that I feel important to them. It feels like my jobs matter."

–Mark Guarino, Guarino Design

  • 77 North Washington St
    1961: Original location 77 North Washington St.
    in Boston's North End
  • newsletter
    1965: Beacon Sales
    Newsletter one of our
    first accounts
  • Chelsea
    1970: Moved to our new location
  • Chelsea
    1970: 240 Arlington Street, Chelsea, MA
    our current production facility
  • Bob Merullo
    1973: Founder Bob Merullo
  • Chelsea Fire
    1973: Our building was one of the first
    spared from the Second Great Chelsea Fire
  • film strip
    1977: Film stripping department
  • updates
    1979: Updated bindery capabilities
  • press
    1981: Purchased first
    4-color press
  • press
    1987: Purchased new
    5-color press
  • The Conference Room
    1989: Production team with current loyal
    employees Bob Chiulli, Bill Traynham
    and Steve Canter
  • The Office
    1992: Purchased building and moved
    to our current location
  • Bob
    1995: Founder Bob
    Merullo passed away at
    the age of 62
  • press
    1996: Purchased our first 6-color press
  • press
    2002: Purchased a new 6-color press
  • press
    2003: Direct to plate
  • press
    2005: Summit introduces digital printing
  • press
    2006: Summit is SOWMBA
    certified as a minority
    woman-owned business
  • press
    2011: Summit celebrates 50 years!!
Celebrating 50 years in business