Letterpressed Business Card

This is a business card designed by Kathy Meinhardt – Stars Align Global Brands & Design. It is a 2 color letterpress business card on 220# cranes lettra pearl white paper. Letterpress is the printing process developed by Johannes Gutenberg. It is a process that is still sought out and one we provide at The Printer.  The letterpress pushes an inked up metal die into the paper to make the image impression.  This creates a unique texture you can only get from letterpressing.... Read More

California Vintage Specialties

We created these labels from the ground up. Not many people know that we offer full design services in addition to the printing we do. The scope of these labels was to redesign the company logo to new specifications and design five similar, but different labels. The best part was being given the artistic freedom for the look of the different labels. Here is what was created. California Vintage Specialties is a local Davis business that makes traditionally crafted high quality... Read More

Clever Trimming

Here is a tri-fold brochure we printed this week. The designer got creative and wanted the top trimmed at an angle. We did it and it turned out great! Love to see other parts of the printing process used to enhance a design.  Read More

Short Run Book Printing

The next great american novel could be brewing inside any of us. If you have a book you want to publish, but don’t need to make thousands of copies, our digital printing, combined with professional perfect-binding and precision cutter can create beautiful paperback books in very small quantites. Local publishers and authors are hearing about our ability to design and print their work without a lot of hassle. Come by for an estimate or a free consultation.   Some recent... Read More

Wedding Invitations

With all the planning and time put into a wedding, what better way to invite your friends and family than with a beautiful invitation. At The Printer there are two choices for creating a wedding invitation.  One choice is that we can do a completely custom invitation from the ground up. A second choice is through a trusted vendor we can order predesigned invitations that can be customized to your event. Call us at 530.753.2519 -OR- Email as at info@the-printer.net to see how... Read More

Poster Printing

Business cards and postcards are great to hand to people, but when you need to get someones attention when you are not there a poster is perfect. The Printer has a long history of printing posters. From printing hundreds to thousands on our presses, or smaller runs off our digital machine, The Printer can provide high quality, high impact posters. Check out some recent posters below. Call us at 530.753.2519 -OR- Email as at info@the-printer.net to see how we can help you with... Read More


Adding texture and dimension can bring a design to life. With embossing you have the ability to indent and push the paper into a form.  In the samples below you can see there are different uses.  From giving your logo that extra snap or creating a seal, embossing is a classic printing technique. The best part is The Printer does it on site and can custom tailor an embossing to your projects needs. Embossing is a method of impressing an image or text onto paper with custom dies;... Read More