Company History

Courier Staff - Summer 2019


In 1976, equipped with a single sheetfed press, Darrel Smith founded Courier Graphics with one goal in mind: Deliver high-quality print products that exceed client expectations in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible. It’s this original business plan that established Courier Graphics as a leader in the printing industry, and three generations of family-owned operations later, we’re still delivering on that promise.

Our values are simple: We follow through. We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it.

Courier Graphic’s ability to adapt to the needs of the customer – whether it’s operating with the latest equipment or adopting new technology trends to exceed expectations –  has been the driving force of our success.

When Smith opened Courier Graphics’ doors, we were the first commercial printing plant in Arizona with a heatset web and multiple sheetfed presses. And while technology has advanced, along with our machinery, producing fine web and sheetfed lithography are still the foundation of our services.

Today Courier Graphics is owned and operated by Smith’s daughter Pam Carritt, who grew up in the business and worked side-by-side with her father for 20 years before taking the reins as company President. Truly a family business, she now works alongside Scott Carritt, her son and grandson of founder Darrel Smith.

Come be a part of Courier Graphics history! We’d love to work with you on your next printing project. Call us at 602-437-9700 or fill out our online contact form to find out what we can create for you!