For more than 48 years, Premier Press has partnered with the world’s largest brands and local favorites to achieve their creative vision. We’ve always been a close-knit team with a singular focus:
To help our customers quickly and efficiently fulfill their design needs, making it easy to bring their brand to life.
As the next step in our company’s evolution, we are thrilled to add KG Specialties to our team—combining decades of creative design and project management skills to meet our growing client needs.
KG Specialties: Excellence In Screen Printing, Embroidery, and Heat Transfer
KG Specialties is a branded merchandise company that started in Kyle Gibson’s garage in 1993. Through its screen printing, embroidery, and heat transfer services, the company quickly scaled and eventually found its home near PDX—just a few miles from our 170,000 square-foot facility in northwest Portland.
We’ve long admired KG Specialties’ work, especially with some of our favorite brands like Big Al’s, Moda, and UKANDU. Importantly, their team has a clear commitment to quality, integrity, and innovation that blends perfectly with our identity.
Premier Expands In-House Capabilities
Heat transfer is a popular method of decorating merch, especially apparel and textiles. This process involves applying custom designs, onto items using heat and pressure to bond a transfer material onto the surface of the product. Heat transfer is commonly used to create intricate and colorful designs.
Screen printing is valued for its ability to achieve high-quality and durable designs with consistent color and detail. It is often used in merchandising to enhance branding efforts, create eye-catching promotional items, and produce customized products that effectively convey a message or image.
Embroidery is a popular method of decorating merchandise, particularly textiles like apparel, hats, bags, and patches. Embroidery adds a high-end professional look with a classic and timeless appeal that never goes out of style.
Your Partner For Print and Production Needs
By joining forces, our combined company can more quickly fulfill our growing client needs with the same excellence and attention to detail that we are known for.
To spotlight a few areas that we excel:
- Branded environments: We help companies design spaces that reflect their mission, values, and identity (like our work to redesign NW Natural’s nine-story building).
- Innovative packaging: Whether it’s influencer marketing kits, product packaging, or retail bags, we have years of experience concepting, creating, and producing custom packaging. We’re especially proud of our recent collaborations with Gatorade for customized gift presentations and Prime Video for its Countdown to 2023 influencer boxes.
- Direct mail: Reaching customers through direct mail can drive significantly better responses than digital channels. We’re an ideal partner for everything from self-mailers and postcards to catalogs and dimensional mailers. Check out the welcome kits we created with University of Oregon as one example.
Ready To Fulfill Your Creative Vision
Anyone can buy equipment for creative production needs. But it’s the people who operate it—and their unwavering commitment to their craft—that transform basic ideas into stunning creations.
We are thrilled to welcome KG Specialties to our family and cannot wait to craft strategies and materials that break through the ordinary.