Our History

P&P Press History

How we got started

P&P Press, Inc. was established and built by its founder, Larry B. Perkins. Larry learned the technical attributes of web-offset printing at Tazewell Publishing Company in Morton (considered at the time to be the premier central printing plant in downstate Illinois).

Larry B. Perkins


  • Started as a printing apprentice, progressing to journeyman ahead of schedule
  • Promoted eight times in the next seven years
  • Concluded his tenure there as Production Manager
  • Founded P&P Press, Inc. in 1984
  • Served as president of the Non-Heat Web Offset Press Association (a division of the Web Offset Association of America) and held a variety of other national association offices
  • Passed away in 2002 at 48 years of age

After Larry’s passing, his wife Sheila D. Perkins assumed leadership of the company. P&P Press, Inc. was sold to Arthur P. Young in 2011.

Art Young | P&P Press, Inc.

Arthur P. Young

Current CEO

  • Began his career at P&P Press in 1986
  • Promoted multiple times, eventually serving as manager in each functional department
  • Promoted to Production Manager in 1996
  • Led project to purchase and install new press in 2005
  • Promoted to Vice President of Production in 2010
  • Purchased P&P Press in 2011
  • Expanded capability by adding two press lines and with additional color capacity
  • Expanded into new markets with internet on-demand printing in 2015
  • Added in-line sheeting and Ultra-Violet (UV) coating capability in 2016
  • Upgrades equipment and software regularly to retain P&P’s state-of-the-art processes