American Speedy - Marketing • Print • Mail
4830 N. Harlem Avenue
Harwood Heights, IL 60706

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By Joe Harrison

Thirty years ago, Josephine Harrison opened her printing business, American Speedy Printing, in Harwood Heights. Today, her widower, Joe Harrison Sr. and their son, Joe Harrison Jr., are celebrating their successful business that has grown into an award-winning, full-service marketing communications facility serving hundreds of local businesses and organizations.

American Speedy Printing Marketing, Print, Mail, located at 4830 N. Harlem Avenue, has evolved from a printing company to going far beyond just putting ink on paper. American Speedy Printing is providing new marketing expertise and resources to help businesses stand out from the competition, reach their market and build market share. “Instead of just asking about paper selection, color and quantity, we want to know about marketing goals, market reach and target audiences,” said Joe Harrison Jr., American Speedy Printing co-owner.

For many businesses, especially smaller ones, having a single-source provider that can provide cost-effective access to marketing expertise is a welcomed resource. American Speedy Printing is also helping businesses get the most from their mailings, brochures and other print communications, which is no easy task in a highly-competitive marketplace.

Josephine Harrison began her print career at the current American Speedy Printing location and remained at the helm of the printing center until she passed after a valiant fight against breast cancer. Joe Harrison Sr., began working at the center and together, they built the business on their strong values of integrity, hard work and providing clients with the best possible marketing and print solutions.

Those values hold true in the business today, under the leadership of Joe Harrison Jr., who joined the business in 1987.

Harrison Jr. continues to research and offer new services to benefit customers. “By offering more enhanced capabilities to our clients, we believe American Speedy Printing can provide better service, faster turnaround and a better overall product to meet the time demands of today’s businesses,” said Harrison Jr.

American Speedy Printing is a full-service marketing communications provider offering marketing consultation, copywriting and graphic design services, traditional and advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, signs, posters and banners, complete finishing services, mailing services, variable data capabilities, promotional products and print management solutions.

American Speedy Printing is independently-owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands network, a world leader in marketing, graphics and visual communications, linking nearly 600 locations in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom.

For more information, contact American Speedy Printing at (708) 867-7189, or visit the company’s website at

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