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Best Print Shop?

Now that it’s obvious that print is not dead, and that the paperless office doesn’t sound like such a good plan, let’s discuss printers. Not the type you get from Epson, but the ones where you take your jobs to get printed, you know… with cropmarks, bleeds, spot colors, all the good stuff.

What makes a printer great? quality, size, price, loudness?

Here is a sample of one of the best in the US. Dickson’s. I have never used them, but I just got a samples package from them and it is of great quality. From what I hear you better have a big budget if you plan on using their services, but it seems like it’s worth it.

My personal favorite is a small shop in Chicago called Rohner Letterpress. Mmmmmmm… letterpress, doesn’t get any yummier than that.

Who’s your favorite?

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PUBLISHED ON Oct.01.2002 BY Armin
Joy Olivia Miller’s comment is:

Ace Graphics, also in the Chicago-area (Naperville).

Hands down, they can't be beat.

Superior work, quick turnaround, unbeatable prices. A true gem.


On Oct.01.2002 at 09:17 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Oh my! what a nice site for a printer. I had never heard of them, thanks for the info, looks like a good place.

On Oct.01.2002 at 09:25 AM
Jon’s comment is:

Any good letterpress shop kicks butt!

Two I've used and had good success with in NY are: SoHo Letterpress in, duh, SoHo, and Peter Kruty Editions in Brooklyn.

On Oct.01.2002 at 09:26 AM
Jon’s comment is:

Oh yeah, I don't think SoHo Letterpress has a site (they're always doing stuff for Martha Stewart Living magazine - check the back of the mag).

Peter Kruty is at http://www.peterkrutyeditions.com

(Someone teach me how to include a link here! I'm so old-school...)

On Oct.01.2002 at 09:29 AM
Armin’s comment is:

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On Oct.01.2002 at 09:45 AM
Marc’s comment is:

Both these shops are great, websites are so so, both are in Toronto and specialise is excellent service and terrific custom work,

CJ Graphics for printing and binding, and Moveable Inc.

On Oct.01.2002 at 10:33 AM
pk’s comment is:

for photographic and one-off output, the p+r group are unbeatable. i send posters for personal gifts to be output there, including this lovely 6 foot by 3 foot triptych.

On Oct.02.2002 at 04:01 AM
Armin’s comment is:

> P+R

Didn't 3st design their logo? I don't know if you were still there when they did it?

Sincerely, I think it's a bad looking logo. No offense intended, just telling it like I see it.

On Oct.02.2002 at 08:55 AM
pk’s comment is:

yeah, it's thirst. five years ago, maybe..? primarily rick and mark rattin (who's now at otherwise). not my favorite either, but i think it was pretty much playtime.

On Oct.03.2002 at 12:54 AM