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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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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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Great Design to Combat Climate Change

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog, History, Large Format, Sustainability |

The Green Patriot Poster Wieden + Kennedy

The Green Patriot Poster Exhibition

The Green Patriot Poster exhibition opens August 8, 2014 at Wieden & Kennedy. The exhibition displays beautifully designed posters created to raise awareness and support the battle against global climate change.

In support of this green initiative, Premier Press reproduced the artwork using sustainable UV voc free print direct-to- board, a recycled/recyclable material.


The posters’ environmental messages were inspired by the iconic style of WWII propaganda posters created by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration.  The government agency alleviated unemployment by hiring 8.5 million craftsmen for public works projects with the motto, “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”

In the same spirit, the Green Patriot Poster project communicates the call to make behavioral changes to help save our environment through graphics. The Design Museum Portland stages public exhibitions, events and programs to show the “who, why and how” behind great design and innovative thinking that is part of our everyday lives. Spotlight on how great design incorporated into our environment enhances our everyday lives socially, economically and environmentally.

Come by Wieden & Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, Oregon to see this incredible display—and be inspired!

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Green, Sustainable, Earth-Friendly

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Blog, Connect, Sustainability |

Really? Better Take a Closer Look.

For those of us in the Graphic Arts Industry, SGP Sustainable Green Printing Partnership has taken all the guessing out of green. Established in 2008, this organization has taken a magnifying glass and reviewed all aspects of the printing industry. “You have been tried, reviewed, and in many cases found wanting.” If your supplier is not SGP Certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, the business most likely is not operating sustainably—yes, even if Green is in their name!


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PDX Bicycle Deliveries At Their Finest

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Blog, Sustainability |

ericblogFor 20 years, Eric Spence has been maneuvering through Portland on his delivery bike, rain or shine, hail or snow (usually rain however). He claims he’s “never not been able to ride because of the weather,” saying that in the event of extreme weather, he switches to his bad-weather bike and may sport elbow pads in case of the rare occasion he falls.

Though never seriously injured, Spence joked recently about a head on collision with his favorite NW transient, “Pinky”, one of the many Portland characters he sees regularly on his route.

Although it varies, Eric Spence says he completes around 16 deliveries in a day. On average, a delivery takes him about 30 minutes. He travels from Premier Press as far as the East Side or St Helens, and as close as NW and downtown.

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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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Premier Press reduces trash collection by over 30%!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Blog, Sustainability |

Many wonder what happens to all the material in a print shop. It wasn’t that long ago that people simply threw everything into the trashcan. It was easier and cheaper than separating all the various materials and paying someone to take it away.
Thankfully, those days are a part of the past. With the rising costs to have trash hauled away, and consequently the rising value of recycled materials, it makes much more sense to recycle. Not to mention the environmental aspects.

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