A & A Printing, Inc.
6103 Johns Road, Suite 5-6
Tampa, FL 33634
phone: (813) 886 0065 x108
fax: (813) 884 0304
Small book runs, digital, good for independents. One step above Lulu, they will
do whatever your specs are and for less.
2245 North Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR 97227
phone: (503) 284 5086
Family-owned printers. Great quality & affordable. They can handle short
deadlines when you’re in a pickle. I’ve had them print posters of all sizes, catalogs,
postcards, etc. Small and large runs. They “get” it & are always a pleasure to work
—Rob Halverson/ C-o-o-l Art
phone: (917) 445 3875
Low minimum printing on a Risograph GR3750 machine, has multiple colors
915 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
phone: (323) 871 1800
toll free: (800) 454 5414
Quality, affordable, low-minimum offset printing for poster, postcards, and
print material in Los Angeles. Located in Hollywood, they have experience
working with local galleries and art institutions.
1111 El Segundo Blvd.
El Segundo CA 90245 USA
phone: (310) 321 7373
Phil was really helpful in getting all our things printed and cut how we
wanted. He tackled some tricky die cutting work for a small booklet folded
down from one sheet and didn’t have any qualms about it. They also push
themselves as being a greener printer and utilize a waterless press
that uses soy based inks and also have an HP Indigo digital press.
Very happy with the product. It was our first time with the Riso so we were
open and excited to embrace its personality. Jesse kindly coached us
through the best practices and even sent a progress report with video.
Timely, affordable, and professional. Great option for the hi-quality/relatively
low edition (we did 300)/manageable price mix.
Swill Children & Jesse Hlebo print good Risograph things. Production can be
shared when needed (“I’ll print, you staple”), which is welcome when time is
of the essence. Jesse gives a great crash course for people just familiarizing
themselves with the production process, and is a wealth of knowledge about
the machine’s printing capabilities. Reasonable prices, friendly management,
moral project support, etc… Two thumbs up—WAY UP.
I asked Jesse to reprint the first edition of the Whole Earth Catalog for a
library exhibition at MoMA in NYC in 2011. I had a pdf of the edition and he
reformatted it to scale and printed on his risograph. It was ready on
schedule, on budget and it looked great.
I have printed b&w and color projects on Jesse’s riso printer. The print
quality is great for reproducing ink and graphite. He is always helpful with
set-up and registration. Fast and affordable too! I have recommended him
to many friends.
phone: +41 (0) 41 629 79 00
Probably the best printer in Switzerland. They always win many prizes at the
“Best Swiss Book” competition. They are not cheap like most printers in
Switzerland, but I have also heard they can be cheap. The quality is really
good; I have the feeling they can do anything. The staff are really nice and
and helpful. I think they can be fast, and also print small amounts. They
often work with the best bookbinder in Switzerland: www.bubu.ch
Paper Chase Printing
7176 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
phone: (323) 874 2300
Until a few years ago they housed the highest line-screen press in the US,
recently replacing their system with an HP Indigo and beginning to use only a
web press in-house. The advanced pre-press department—including custom
color profiling and proofing systems—is still in place, making them one of the
only short-run presses with as much control as an offset print shop. They
also have a full bindery and staff of bookmakers in-house who in addition
to making hard and soft covers, perfect-bound and sewn bindings, can
emboss, deboss, and foil stamp.
—Nicole Katz, Eighth Veil
The Printing House
840 King St. W.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 1P1
phone: (416) 703 6936
Ask for Tony or Dan. These guys are great for short run or long run—
photocopy/laser print staple bound books—and their prices are amazing.
Their shop can do other stuff, like binding and colour printing, but it gets
more expensive and I’ve never actually done much of that there. But if you
need a black and white ‘zine made and trimmed to look nice, these guys are
great. I’ve made some great books and recommended designers to go
837 Traction Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90013
phone: (213) 617 8190
I have gone to Riitta and Alan at Traction for a couple years. They are a letter
press shop and can do small to medium sized runs and are very helpful in
making things work for you. If there is a unique aspect to the project, they
are accommodating as long as it’s with realistic expectations.