In 1968, Anthony and Alice McStatts started McStatts' Printing in their garage in Pine Log, Georgia. With only a $400 small sheet-fed press and $35 worth of paper, the couple worked long days and nights to operate their small business. Within a year, the husband-and-wife team decided to move their business to a small office on Main Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia where most of their clients were located. They soon discovered their business was growing rapidly and a year later moved again to a much larger building on Church Street.
Over the years, Anthony and Alice grew their business and eventually purchased a four color press to produce full color catalogs, books and other printed materials that no other printing company, outside of Metro Atlanta, could produce. McStatts' Printing became known throughout North Georgia for quality color printing and meeting tight deadlines. Businesses all over the Atlanta area drove to Cartersville to have McStatts' Printing print their color pieces.
Anthony and Alice have three daughters who literally grew up in the family business and worked during summer breaks and after school doing various jobs like working in the bindery department or in the darkroom. After finishing college, they each came back to work at McStatts' Printing and assumed management positions. The business grew over the years to include several expansions like logo design and a screen printing division where signs of all types are made such as real estate signage, political signs, and decals. Years later, McStatts' expanded the screen printing division to include textiles like t-shirts, golf shirts, and other apparel. Later, McStatts' expanded and began offering promotional products.
In 2002, McStatts' Printing received a state wide award and was named Georgia Family Business of the Year by Georgia Trend Magazine and Cox Family Enterprise. Through the years, McStatts' Printing has been recognized numerous times for Excellence in Printing by Printing Industries Association of Georgia. In 2003, McStatts' Printing also received an International Award for Quality Printing.
Today, Anthony and Alice are retired and their daughters, Kathy McStatts Fulton and Anthia McStatts Santini, own and operate McStatts' Printing.