Very good all-round high-quality printer. They do a lot of art books. They are
much cheaper than Dutch printer. That’s partly because the environmental
regulations concerning printing ink and chemicals in Belgium are not as strict as
in The Netherlands, so they work with cheaper, but more polluting inks. But with
those more polluting inks you sometimes can achieve more quality. The other
reason is that they work with inmates for the binding. Obviously very popular
amongst the pennywise Dutch graphic designer or artist on a budget.
High-end offset printer. Good quality in every aspect. Well known as an artbook
printer. Minimum print run 300. English, French, and Dutch spoken.
We do NOT use prison labour for any part of our processes. We DO use a “social
workplace” as they call them in Belgium, where physically or mentally challenged
workers undertake tasks within their capabilities, such as packing, collating, etc.
This is not an exploitative operation on our part, but a reflection of our efforts to
create employment opportunities within the community, and offer these guys and
ladies a means of an income which would be difficult for them to obtain elsewhere.
Regarding the use of poisonous or hazardous inks…ermm..bullshit…..we are an
FSC registered company which complies with strict conservation standards for ALL
—Michael from Die Keure
New York, NY
This is the Chinatown-based printer that North Drive Press uses for most of
our offset printing work. Our contact is named Andy.
—North Drive Press
We have used G&P to perfect bind our stuff. The quality is really great and
it’s definitely reasonable in price.
—Megan Plunkett, Kingsboro Press
My art students researched quotes from numerous places for a project and
G&P was definitely the most affordable offset printing in the city that they
could find. They were also the easiest to work with.
Hignell Book Printing
488 Burnell Street
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3G 2B4
phone: (204) 784-1030
fax: (800) 304-5553
Recommended, but no comments provided yet.
Kulturwerk of BBK Berlin
Köthener Straße 44
Berlin, Germany 10963
phone: +49 (030) 230899-29
fax: +49 (030) 230899-44
It’s a good printer for art objects (won’t collaborate with any other type of initiators). Very cheap even for Berlin, but you will have to physically participate in the
production. Contact: Matthias Mrowka (speaks English).
50-22 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
phone: (718) 937 5141
fax: (718) 729 4450
Showpaper prints 10,000, full-color, double-sided newsprint for $740. Which
seems pretty cheap. They’re open 24 hrs, and depending on what else they’re
working on, turnaround can be anywhere from 6 hours to 2 hours. Plates
themselves are the bulk of the cost (since it’s offset printing) so anything less than
10,000 still costs about the same amount (it’d be $560 just for plates, with no
printing). They also print almost every small run ethnic paper in New York, but I
don’t know much about those costs.
11B E-Tat Factory Building, 4 Heung Yip Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
phone: (852) 2555 2438
fax: (852) 2814 0524
Great quality and fairly quick turn around. Minimum of 500 copies for offset
printing. They do digital laser printing as well but I have never done that
with them so am unsure about quality and minimums.
Locations in CO, MS, NM, and AZ
phone: (800) 679 9785
Newsprint and sheet-fed printing, inexpensive and fast. Ask for Brian Wagstaff.
9041 Gent-Oostakker, Belgium
phone: 09 321 99 99
fax: 09 321 99 80
Good value for money when it comes to black and white (or two color) offset
printing. English and Dutch spoken. Minimum run size 300 copies.
2293 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
phone: (503) 233 7478
Letterpress and offset lithography using vegetable-based inks and recycled
materials. Specialize in music and media packaging but will do any kind of
print project—have their own digipak-rival design: “arigato pak” that you can
either have them print on or buy blank. Super nice, relatively fast, super
easy, super quality.
—Luke Plus, Lucky Dragons / Sumi Ink Club
2040 E. Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91107
phone: (626) 795-8093
Great quality, medium to large print runs, sheet-fed press, speedy & friendly.
Contact: Dan Garrison.