More than 40 years ago, entrepreneur Margaret Sprague, set out to provide high quality printing to the residents and visitors of the Connecticut Shoreline. The first Two Ems product was Amie magazine, which told the stories of local residents who had overcome handicaps or situations of discrimination. The Office of Two Ems was located first on Margaret’s dining room table but moved to the basement of the Sprague home. Another year and Two Ems moved to the basement of what was called the Dairy Queen Building on Route 79.
As Two Ems grew in printing capabilities, it began serving residents of Madison and nearby towns in copy, fax, and print services from its larger Boston Post Road office in the three-story Monroe Building. More and more calls for printing services caused the company to install more up-to-date commercial printers and finishing machines.
In 2016, the company acquired its first Xerox Digital Press. Customers then got superior print quality, particularly in color reproduction on specialty papers. Two years later, an even newer Xerox digital press brought the company even more print capabilities.
In 2019, Two Ems purchased a complete Fastbind book binding set, offering short-run book manufacturing. Authors, artists, genealogists, and photographers, as well as schools, churches, and organizations, now have options of short run lengths and high quality color, right here in Madison, Connecticut.