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How to Find the Best Printing Companies in Santa Clara County

Whether you belong to a large corporation or a one-person business, there is a need for promotion. Commercial printers in Santa Clara County offer businesses the means produce high-quality business cards, catalogs, brochures, flyers and many other varieties of printed material.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best printing companies in Santa Clara County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated September 27, 2013

 The TOP 10 Printing Companies / Printers in Santa Clara County CA

Cyber Press
(408) 970-9200
3380 Viso Ct
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Easy Color Printing
(408) 331-5581
1224 Alderwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Great Printing
(650) 941-1317
4600 El Camino Real # 101
Los Altos, CA 94022

Printing Spot
(408) 842-0884
501 1st St
Gilroy, CA 95020

Simon Printing Inc.
(650) 965 7170
2276 Mora Dr
Mountain View, CA 94040

Areas Served: Santa Clara, San Jose, Mt View, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Campbell CA

E Print Solutions
(408) 225-0405
134 Martinvale Ln
San Jose, CA 95119

A Plus Printing
(408) 496-6649
3250 Keller St
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Mountain View Printing
(650) 965-9000
1988 Leghorn St
Mountain View, CA 94043

How to Find the Best Printing Companies in Santa Clara County 

 


There is no state license required for printing in Santa Clara County and so no state standard for competency or reliability. Likewise, there is no legal requirement that they have professional liability insurance from which you can be reimbursed if a mistake causes you monetary loss.

This makes it all the more significant that all printers bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have been evaluated by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction, clean complaint record, verified professional liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more. 


The Nature of Commercial Printing Services in Santa Clara County CA
When moving an idea from the conceptual to the print form, there are many variables to consider whether you need business cards or lengthy catalogs. The best offset printers in Santa Clara County are mindful of each customer's concerns, using the finest in two-color and four-color offset lithography technology and offering fast turnaround times. The following will help you understand the fine points of commercial printing and the various measures taken by local printers to accommodate individual customers' printing needs.

For the most part, it is the customer with high-volume printing needs that stands to benefit most from commercial printers as opposed to making copies on Xerox or other copying machines. These printers complete most jobs through an offset printing process—a highly mechanized procedure that can efficiently generate a large output of printed material quickly. Magazines, newspapers and other mass-marketed documents are produced this way.

Many of the local printers in Santa Clara County offer an entire suite of services with the private business owner in mind. These companies can create customized business forms, business cards, stationary or letterhead, signs, banners and labels. Aside from print production, ancillary services may also be available, including laminating, copying, Velo, perfect or stitch and trim binding or UV coating. If you're in need of professional services prior to the production phase, many Santa Clara County printers also offer graphics and design services and digital and/or print proofing.

The best professional printers will work to accommodate your schedule. For your convenience, most of the printers in Santa Clara County can estimate time and materials, accept drafts and send proofs all via email. They may be able to arrange free pick-up and delivery.

Some Printers in Santa Clara County Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these printing companies in Santa Clara County: Mountain View Printing, Cyber Press, Simon Printing Inc., Great Printing, Printing Spot, A Plus Printing, Easy Color Printing, E Print Solutions, Alpha Graphics, Mountain View Printing. Other local printers in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

How to Choose Among Printing Companies in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy 

Investigate Multiple Santa Clara County Printers
Before you commit to a particular printer, some simple phone research will clarify their ability to accommodate you. Call several of the printers you are considering and ask questions about their services. The following examples will help guide the question and answer process.


• What printing methods do the printers use?

• What is the minimum print quantity of the offset printers?

• How long should the printing companies take to complete the process from proof submission to shipment?

• Do the Santa Clara County printing companies offer mailing services?

• What are the printers' overage policies?

• How do the printing companies calculate fees, including set-up fees, plate fees and proofing charges)?

• Can the printers provide digital proofs?

• Can the printing companies provide samples of work they've completed?

• What do the printers need from you (photos, digital files, copy, etc.) to produce the job?
 

Get estimates for your job from several print companies before choosing one. This can be helpful because in addition to getting an idea of what the job will cost, some printers may, when they hear the details of your printing job, offer you a less expensive alternative. Compare the estimates you've gathered and use them as a final determining factor when choosing a good printer in Santa Clara County. After deciding on a printer that looks like they could do the job and charges within your budget, carefully prepare your document and send it off to begin the prepress process. Once the printing company returns your proof to you, make sure you review it very closely. After you've approved the proof and the job is printed, you need to pay the bill even if you missed a big typo.

 

 

Tips About Printing Companies in Santa Clara County 

Prepare a Printing Submission with Care
Do your best to avoid any prepress problems by meticulously reviewing files before you submit them. Some internet research can introduce you to the resolutions, publishing software, compatible font styles and layouts that are appropriate for the particular document you wish to print.

Carefully Review Your Proof Before Approving It with the Print Company
Once you approve your proof and give your printing company the go-ahead, you're essentially guaranteeing payment for the mass production of the document. If you don't scrutinize the document you approve, and you miss a large mistake, you have a risk of spending your money for something you can't use. In addition to the obvious spelling and typographical errors, check that the printers have met your requests regarding typefaces, perforations, page sizes, color choices, bleeds and resolution.

The More the Merrier
In printing, pricing usually become much more affordable per-piece the larger the job gets. If you have multiple projects to print you can reduce the labor of the press, and, of course, the cost. Talk with your printing company ahead of time and price different sized printing jobs. You may save money by printing a few more copies than you originally planned for.

Know the Specifics of Your Printing Job
Before contacting a printer in Santa Clara County, you should already have the details in order. This means carefully considering all of your options, such as fonts, colors, document size and amounts to be printed, weather coatings, glossy finishes and binding (among other things). All of these factors affect cost and timing of your print job, and not all printers can complete them. Overall, the job, from the initial printer decision to the shipment of the product, will go much smoother if all details are attended to and planned for before you jump in.

Maintain Communication with Your Commercial Printing Company
There is always the chance that complications will develop with your printing project. So be sure to remain available, should your printer need to consult you about your printing project.



Know Your Rights as a Commercial Printing Customer
As a paying customer, you are always protected by rules and regulations that have been passed in the name of consumer advocacy. There may be subtle variations in these laws by locality, so take a look at the specifics that apply to you at the Web site for the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

 

 

Resources About Printers in San Jose, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Cupertino and Gilroy 

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Organizations Related to Printers in Santa Clara County

BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
BFMA Business Forms Management Association (http://www.bfma.org/)
CABP California Association of Business Printers (http://www.cabp.org/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (http://www.dca.ca.gov/)
DPC Digital Printing Council (http://www.digitalprintingcouncil.com/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
FTA Flexographic Technical Association (http://www.flexography.org/)
GAA Gravure Association of America (http://www.gaa.org/)
IAPHC International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (http://www.iaphc.org/)
ICC International Color Consortium (http://www.color.org/)
NAPL National Association of Printers and Lithographers (http://www.napl.org/)
PINC Printing Industries of Northern California (http://www.pinc.org/)
PPI Pacific Printing and Imaging Association (http://www.pacprinting.org/)
SGIA Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association (http://www.sgia.org/)


Media Regarding Printing in Santa Clara County


In-Plant Graphics Magazine
Package Printing Magazine
Printing Impressions
QuickPrinting Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides comprehensive information of the TOP 10 Printers in Santa Clara County by zip code:

95158, 95115, 95002, 95150, 95134, 95151, 95129, 95015, 94040, 94039, 95106, 94304, 94089, 94306, 95120, 95052, 94023, 95136, 95070, 95111, 95122, 94302, 94085, 95164, 95108, 95044, 95128, 95116, 95135, 95032, 95050, 95020, 95038, 95036, 95042, 95117, 95037, 95051, 94022, 95123, 95014, 95139, 95030, 95152, 95056, 94309, 95021, 95013, 95103, 95035, 94041, 95153, 95140, 95133, 95154, 95132, 94305, 94024, 94043, 95055, 95109, 95119, 95110, 95124, 95141, 94087, 95054, 94303, 95131, 95046, 95127, 95118, 95113, 95008, 95157, 95148, 95170, 95155, 95026, 95125, 95130, 95156, 95126, 95160, 94086, 95172, 94035, 95101, 94301, 95009, 95173, 95159, 94088, 95121, 95112, 95071, 95161, 94042, 95011, 95031 and 95138

 


Printers Campbell CA

Asap Print & Copy Campbell CA 95008
Craftsmen Printing Campbell CA 95008
Deluxe Corp Campbell CA 95008
DLM Marketing Campbell CA 95008
Expressions Unlimited Campbell CA 95008
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Campbell CA 95008
Imperial Printing Campbell CA 95008
Nextpress Campbell CA 95008
Offset Expression Printing Campbell CA 95008
Pony Express Printing Campbell CA 95008
Print Crafter Campbell CA 95008
Silicon Valley Press Campbell CA 95008
Trend Printing Service Campbell CA 95008

 

Printers Cupertino CA

Copy Express Cupertino CA 95014
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Cupertino CA 95014
Kwik Kopy Printing Cupertino CA 95014
Printers One Cupertino CA 95014

 

Printers Gilroy CA

Delta Lithograph Gilroy CA 95020
Postnet Gilroy CA 95020
Printing Spot Gilroy CA 95020
Pro Check Solutions Gilroy CA 95020
Publico Press Printers Gilroy CA 95020
Spectra Printing Gilroy CA 95021

 

Printers Los Altos CA

Acacia Press Los Altos CA 94022
Great Printing Los Altos CA 94022
Vintage Press Los Altos CA 94024

 

Printers Los Gatos CA

1-800-Pro Color Inc Los Gatos CA 95030
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Los Gatos CA 95032
Redwood Imaging Inc Los Gatos CA 95032
Sprinting Press Los Gatos CA 95032
Towne Allpoints Los Gatos CA 95032

 

Printers Milpitas CA

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Milpitas CA 95035
High Tech Printing Co Milpitas CA 95035
Huntford Printing Milpitas CA 95035
Milpitas Printing Co Milpitas CA 95035

 

Printers Morgan Hill CA

Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Morgan Hill CA 95037
Hillview Printing Morgan Hill CA 95037
Minuteman Press Morgan Hill CA 95037
Print Shop Morgan Hill CA 95037
Sir Speedy Morgan Hill CA 95037

 

Printers Mt View CA

Cabin Inc Mt View CA 94040
Discovery Printing Mt View CA 94043
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Mt View CA 94040
Inksmith Printing Mt View CA 94043
Minuteman Press Mt View CA 94043
Mt View Printing Mt View CA 94043
Pony Express & Printing Mt View CA 94043
Robots Inc Mt View CA 94043
Sidedoor Publishing LLC Mt View CA 94043
Simon Printing Inc Mt View CA 94040
Visual Impact Mt View CA 94040

 

Printers Palo Alto CA

Bowne Financial Print Palo Alto CA 94303
Bowne of Palo Alto Palo Alto CA 94303
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Palo Alto CA 94306
Jungle Digital Imaging Palo Alto CA 94301
Merrill Corp Palo Alto CA 94303
PIP Printing Palo Alto CA 94306
Prodigy Press Inc Palo Alto CA 94306
Quick Printing to Go Palo Alto CA 94303
RR Donnelley Palo Alto CA 94304
Stevens Printing Co Palo Alto CA 94306

 

Printers San Jose CA

3d Id Lab San Jose CA 95126
AB Press San Jose CA 95126
A One Printing San Jose CA 95110
A One Stop Shop San Jose CA 95160
AA-HECTOR Ruiz Gessa San Jose CA 95116
All Pro Printing San Jose CA 95112
Artisan Printing San Jose CA 95112
ATEX Publications San Jose CA 95113
BR Printers San Jose CA 95133
Blossom Hill Printing Co San Jose CA 95124
Braun Business Cards San Jose CA 95112
Capitol Printing & Copying San Jose CA 95127
Card Mart San Jose CA 95128
Copyman San Jose CA 95113
Cottage Grove Printing San Jose CA 95126
Craftsmen Printing San Jose CA 95119
DB Inc San Jose CA 95112
Diamond Quality Printing San Jose CA 95125
Dimension Printing San Jose CA 95116
Duong Sang Printing San Jose CA 95112
E&T Printing San Jose CA 95131
E Print Solutions San Jose CA 95119
Envelope Trade Press Inc San Jose CA 95112
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95110
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95112
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95113
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95123
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95126
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95129
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print San Jose CA 95131
Focus Print N Copy San Jose CA 95112
Focus Print N Copy San Jose CA 95122
Fourcolor Com San Jose CA 95112
Gam Hoa Printing San Jose CA 95112
Giffy Print San Jose CA 95112
Gonzalez Prado Invitations San Jose CA 95112
Harmony Press San Jose CA 95112
Hoa Tien Printing San Jose CA 95122
Huong Que Inc San Jose CA 95131
Impressions West San Jose CA 95123
Ink Well San Jose CA 95126
Innovative Print Media San Jose CA 95131
JC Printing San Jose CA 95133
Johnson Printing San Jose CA 95125
Laser Printer Plus San Jose CA 95116
Ls Services Inc San Jose CA 95128
Mustang Press San Jose CA 95128
National Printing Co Inc San Jose CA 95112
Ng Press San Jose CA 95133
Oakridge Printing San Jose CA 95123
Ocean Press San Jose CA 95124
Octasoft Corp San Jose CA 95110
Orion Printing Co San Jose CA 95131
Pacific Printing San Jose CA 95112
Pantera Printing San Jose CA 95112
Perfect Printing San Jose CA 95112
Pinoy Printing San Jose CA 95122
Postnet San Jose CA 95129
Print Circuit Board San Jose CA 95112
Print Sharp Image San Jose CA 95116
Print Sphere San Jose CA 95128
Print-Cal Publications San Jose CA 95136
Quest Creative Group San Jose CA 95131
R&B Printing Creative Service San Jose CA 95113
Reuther Jeff & Associates San Jose CA 95138
SL Carter Press & Service San Jose CA 95131
San Jose Copy San Jose CA 95113
San Jose Digiprint San Jose CA 95110
San Jose Printing San Jose CA 95131
Santa Clara Instant Printing San Jose CA 95117
Seal Instant Printing San Jose CA 95131
Signture Print Service San Jose CA 95152
Signxprint San Jose CA 95113
Sonic Media San Jose CA 95131
Sunshine Imprint Co San Jose CA 95132
United Printing Co San Jose CA 95133
Vietnam Printing San Jose CA 95116
Western Press & Mailing San Jose CA 95131

 

Printers Santa Clara CA

123 Print Inc Santa Clara CA 95054
A Plus Printing Santa Clara CA 95054
Aero Printing Santa Clara CA 95054
Computer Xtras Xpress Santa Clara CA 95054
Cyber Press Santa Clara CA 95054
Dehart's Printing Service Corp Santa Clara CA 95054
Discount Forms Specialty & Co Santa Clara CA 95054
E I Printing Inc Santa Clara CA 95050
Evergreen Printing Santa Clara CA 95051
Exact Image Printing Santa Clara CA 95050
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Santa Clara CA 95050
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Santa Clara CA 95054
Foil Express Santa Clara CA 95055
Franklin Printing Co Santa Clara CA 95050
Hambly Studios Inc Santa Clara CA 95054
Identity Packaging Santa Clara CA 95054
International Techoprint Inc Santa Clara CA 95051
Jeronimo's Lithocraft Santa Clara CA 95054
Legacy Print Service Santa Clara CA 95054
Lightning Press Santa Clara CA 95050
Max Printing Co Santa Clara CA 95054
Media Print Santa Clara CA 95054
Media Resource Advertising Santa Clara CA 95054
Minuteman Press Santa Clara CA 95050
Par Lithographics Santa Clara CA 95050
Pinnacle Press Santa Clara CA 95054
Print Shop Santa Clara CA 95054
Print-N-Peel Santa Clara CA 95050
Printpapa Santa Clara CA 95050
Printworks Santa Clara CA 95050
RR Donnelley Santa Clara CA 95054
Super Xpress Printing Santa Clara CA 95054
Young Printing Santa Clara CA 95052

 

Printers Sunnyvale CA

A-Aroma Word Expressions Sunnyvale CA 94086
AMI Printing Sunnyvale CA 94086
Columbia Print Sunnyvale CA 94085
Duplicators Sunnyvale CA 94086
Easy Color Printing Sunnyvale CA 94089
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Sunnyvale CA 94085
Fed Ex Kinko's Office & Print Sunnyvale CA 94087
In Printz Sunnyvale CA 94089
Optima Print & Copy Center Sunnyvale CA 94087
Patson's Media Group Sunnyvale CA 94085
Printing Works Sunnyvale CA 94089
Sir Speedy Sunnyvale CA 94089