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August 25, 2019

How to Find the Best Printing Companies in Marin County

Printers in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are those printing companies proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for value and reliability, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for printing services in Marin County CA, including business card printers, invitation printers, brochures, flyers, letterhead, catalogs, and more.

 

The TOP 10 Printing Companies & Printers in Marin County CA

Ink Well

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(415) 256-1990
PO Box 160
Kentfield, CA 94914

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Mill Valley CA, Ross CA, Sausalito CA,…
Services: printers for wedding invitations, business printing, business forms, binding, copying

WIGT Printing

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(415) 381-3227
324 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael CA, Novato CA, Mill Valley…
Services: printers for all commercial printing services incl. laminating, binding

Color Impressions

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(415) 883-6077
25 Commercial Blvd # A
Novato, CA 94949

Areas Served: San Rafael CA, Larkpur, Woodacre, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon,…
Services: printers for digital printing, business printers, brochure printing, laminating, UV…

Zenith Instant Printing

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(415) 897-0454
1419 Grant Ave
Novato, CA 94945

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Sausalito, Corte Madera, Tiburon, San Anselmo, Mill…
Services: business printers for business envelopes, business cards, letterhead printers

Print Inkorporated

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(415) 454-6363
PO Box 919
San Anselmo, CA 94979

Areas Served: Novato, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Larkspur, San Anselmo, Tiburon,…
Services: commercial printers for all printing services incl digital printers

Allegra Print & Imaging

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(415) 499-3300
47 Paul Dr # 1
San Rafael, CA 94903

Areas Served: Marin, Novato, Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Tiburon, San Anselmo,…
Services: local printing services incl. binding, laminating, Velo, copying, UV coating

Descalso Lithograph

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(415) 454-4290
2145 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael, CA 94901

Areas Served: Marin County incl. San Rafael, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Ross, Tiburon,…
Services: local printers for business form printing, card printers, letterhead, labels,…

Performance Press

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(415) 457-4273
882 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901

Areas Served: Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Fairfax CA, Woodacre,…
Services: commercial printers, copying, binding, laminating

How to Find the Best Printing Companies in Marin County

 

The state of California does not require any license of printers in Marin County CA so there's so no state standard for competency and reliability. Likewise, the state does not first require that services for printing in Marin County first show the state proof of professional liability insurance to reimburse you for a loss due to error before performing as a printing business.

So there's no guarantee that any particular printer in Marin County CA is even competent, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all printing services in Marin County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous clients to verify high satisfaction with their printing services, good complaint record, verified liability insurance, sufficient length of time in business, and more.

The Nature of Commercial Printing Services in Marin 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 Marin County CA 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.

Some local printers in Marin County CA 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, some printers also offer graphics and design services and digital and/or print proofing.

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

Some Printers in Marin County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these printing companies in Marin County CA: Print Inkorporated San Anselmo CA, Color Impressions Novato CA, Zenith Instant Printing Novato CA, Ink Well Kentfield CA, WIGT Printing Mill Valley CA, Descalso Lithograph San Rafael CA, Performance Press San Rafael CA, Allegra Print & Imaging San Rafael CA. Other local printers in San Rafael CA that might still be in business include: .

How to Choose Among Printing Companies in Marin County CA

Ask these questions about the experience, abilities, specialties and methods of commercial printers in Marin County CA:

• How long have they been in business as printers in Marin County CA? (All printing companies in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had sufficient time in business verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What printing methods do the printers use?

• Will they give you the names and phone numbers of previous customers you can call as references? (All printing companies in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How many previous printing jobs have they done that are specifically like yours? (Brochure printing versus wedding invitation printing versus offset printing, etc.)

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

• Do they see an obvious modification you could make to your specifications that would substantially reduce the cost of the estimate, and if so, what would you lose in performance or appearance? Similarly, do they see a big lift in performance or visual appeal that can be had for just a little bit more money?

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

• Do they offer mailing services for the finished printed material?

• What are the printers' overage policies?

Will they show you proof of professional liability insurance to reimburse you for a loss due to error? (All printing companies in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• 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?
 

Once you've chosen the best printers in Marin County CA for your specific needs, make sure they have a good complaint record.  (All printing companies in Marin County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had a good complaint record verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

  

Resources About Printers in San Rafael CA


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Organizations Related to Printers in Marin County CA

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

Media Regarding Printing in Marin County CA

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

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information on the TOP 10 Printers in Marin County CA in the following zip codes:

94942, 94912, 94977, 94964, 94938, 94963, 94914, 94979, 94933, 94957, 94973, 94978, 94950, 94971, 94929, 94948, 94966, 94976, 94915, 94913, 94924, 94940, 94970, 94945, 94903, 94901, 94920, 94965, 94974, 94949, 94939, 94960, 94937, 94956, 94904, 94947, 94930, 94946, 94925 and 94941

The Prime Buyer's Report also provides information about the TOP 10 Printing in Marin County CA in the following cities:

Bel Marin Keys, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Black Point, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dogtown, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Ignacio, Inverness, Kent Woodlands, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marin City, Marinwood, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Nicasio, Novato, Point Reyes Station, San Anselmo, San Marin, San Quentin, San Rafael, Santa Venetia, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Strawberry Point, Tamal, Tamalpais Valley, Terra Linda, Tiburon, Dillon Beach, Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, Mission Rafael, Olema, Ross, San Geronimo, Tomales, Woodacre, Almonte, Lucas Valley and Sleepy Hollow