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Sustaining Print Excellence

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Blog, In the News, News, Sustainability |


It’s not the Rolling Stone, but we’re excited to be the cover store for the November edition of Printing Impressions magazine, the most widely read resource for the printing industry.

They covered almost every aspect of Premier Press, including:

  • Our customer focused approach that includes brainstorming during the creative process, R&D, and cradle-through-delivery service
  • Leadership in sustainable printing and manufacturing
  • Our new 350,000-square-foot manufacturing facility
  • The wide variety of offset, digital, and wide format printing and finishing processes that allow us to quickly turn around complex customer projects.
  • G7 Master Printer processes that allow consistent color and quality across the range of our printing technologies.
  • Being a family owned business

Read the entire article (PDF).



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Premier Press Named Oregon Manufacturer of the Year

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Awards, Blog, In the News, News |



We’re honored and excited to be selected as the Oregon Manufacturer of the Year in the 100-500 employee category by the Portland Business Journal. The continuous improvement program we initiated two years ago, with the help of the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Program, has transformed our culture. All of our employees feel enabled, and expected, to find ways to continuously improve our processes.

The move into our new home on Swan Island hasn’t hurt either. With all of our equipment, warehousing, and employees under the same roof we’ve enjoyed a tremendous increase in internal communications, and we’ve reconstructed our workflows to allow more efficient production. Stop by if you haven’t seen our world class manufacturing facility yet.

Read more about us and all the reward winners in the Portland Business Journal article, or jump straight to this photo and caption about Premier Press.


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High-Tech Printing Still In Demand

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, In the News, News |


Joseph Gallivan from the Portland Tribune recently paid us a visit in our Pearl District headquarters. While he came to talk about our upcoming move to Swan Island, what he ended up enthalled with was the the wide range of services we do for our clients. He touched on everything from wide format retail graphics, custom boxes for high end promotions, custom books, to our impressive equipment like large format printers, Zund router, and six color offset presses.

Read the entire article here

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Appetizers, Drinks, and Awareness

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Blog, Large Format, News, Sustainability |

Wieden and Kennedy opened up their doors to the Pearl for August’s First Thursday to display Portland Design Museum’s exhibit of Green Patriot Posters.  Graphic and striking visual reminders of the precarious position global warming presents, the Green Patriot Posters were commissioned to bring environmental awareness, educate and invoke response from the public. The creative work from 50 designers is displayed in the W&K gallery. Each poster is a thought provoking and creatively designed message shedding light on a dirty situation.

The Green Patriot Posters were printed sustainably at Premier Press using VOC-free UV ink, 100% wind powered and carbon free footprint. The art is directly printed onto Eco board, a substrate which is 98-100% post-consumer recycled material. No plastic laminate was used. It is 100% recyclable. Equipment and process along with materials is critical in the #sustainableprint equation. Premier Press is certified green by SGP, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. This certification requires ongoing third party audits and continuous improvement in sustainability through manufacturing best practices, social responsibility and public education to reduce environmental impact.

The evening was entertaining as well as enlightening. Drinks were served alongside amazing appetizers provided by Devil’s Food Catering. It was an evening of meeting and talking to people who care about the environment, enjoy great graphic design and were affected by the ecological messages communicated through art…and were in good Portland form, fun to hang with.  The exhibit is running now until September 26th.  Stop by. Check it out.  Share what you see…Make the difference.


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The Big Float—don’t miss it

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Large Format, News, Sustainability |

Check it out—truly PDX—The Big float is an event that celebrates the improved water quality of the Willamette River. It is one more great summer event on the Portland waterfront. You can drift to bands playing from a floating barge with handcrafted beers pouring. What could be more magical? While at it, check out our 40-foot Banner of a high res image shot by GigaPan of PDX winning world float record. Yes, Portland floats.

This event will be a blast whether listening to music while river floating in the Willamette next to Waterfront Park, or if you prefer to keep dry, watching and partaking in a beer or two from the shore. The float starts at noon, the bands at 12:15. Registration starts at 9AM or register online.

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New! Raised Ink

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Blog, News, Printing Tips |

Stunning Tactile Print Effect on our 7500S Indigo Digital Press

Raised Ink makes a tactile impression that stands out on marketing collateral, graphic design and any custom printed piece. Our new Raised Ink is a digital print technology that creates an effect similar to thermography with some very positive differences. The print quality is clear and clean without the powder residue of thermographic printing. Screen builds of any pms color can be printed. Color is not limited to a small pallet of standard ink colors commonly used in thermography. Moreover, the production process allows finer detail and specific placement of the raised areas—we can raise unique designated details within the printing and leave other areas flat creating an embossed look and feel. Create engaging contrast between flat and raised surface areas. Raised Ink is a cost-effective digital print solution giving both designers and marketers another tool to craft interesting collateral that achieves maximum response from a target audience.

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Nike Graphic Studio Poster Show–Raising Funds for CHAPS

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, News |

Feed your soul with art and support children with serious health challenges. 50+ posters created and donated by designers from the Nike Graphic Studio on display at  Disjecta, June 15, 5pm-11pm.
Meet the artists, enjoy libations, and pick up a limited print or two—all for an amazing cause.
Proceeds of the show to benefit C.H.A.P. Children’s Healing Arts Project. “CHAP brings the healing power of art to children in crisis through a mobile team of teaching artists working in a partnership with hospitals, community organizations and schools.”

Artists volunteer to go to children at Doernbecher, Knight Cancer Institute, OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgery and Schnitzer Diabetes Center with art supplies and classes designed to explore the world of art. Children struggling with serious health challenges are given opportunity to express themselves creatively. Art is a positive outlet of personal expression. It enables children to be known by their creative ingenuity and personality rather than by a disease or diagnosis.

Premier Press is very excited to partner with Nike Graphic Studio to produce high-quality, limited edition prints to help raise money for CHAP. Come out to view the art, mix with the artists and enjoy a libation–all to raise funds for a noteworthy cause!

Saturday, June 15th
Disjecta 7pm-11pm
Families and Kids 5pm-7pm
8371 N. Interstate Ave, PDX
Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!



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We’re Growing! Large Format Equipment Expansion

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Large Format, News |

–Latex Technology
–Ultimate Color
–Ultimate Green
–104-Inch Width
–Roll Fed…Fast 

Do you care if your color is spot-on whether it is a banner, floor graphic, window graphic or POP?

Are accurate gradients and sharp detail a concern?

Do you choose to be green?

Try our new LX65500 HP Latex Digital Printer. Green as it gets, the water-based ink boasts zero environmental impact. VOC-free process means we can all breathe a little easier. Up to 1200 DPI dot reproduction in six-color process translates into super rich ink color, accurate photo reproduction and consistent brand color. The Latex Technology is also odor-free, unlike other printer technology on the market. Roll-fed materials allow fast turn times. Faster. Bigger. Beautiful. Green.

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