Our Family's Story

Paper Chase Press is a second generation, family-run press and bindery providing clients bespoke, cutting-edge printed media since 1976.

The firm is owned and operated by a group of skilled artisans, each providing expertise from several sides of the industry, allowing us to work directly with our customers as a printer and design partner. Our in-house production allows us to focus on quality craftsmanship as we build an environmentally conscious, community-focused business.

In the Press

Talk of the town.

AIGA

AIGA

The demand for high quality printed matter is on the rise. One of the businesses at the fore is Los Angeles mom-and-pop-shop Paper Chase Press, whose creative vision and reputation has attracted a stellar roster of collaborators and clients.

The New York Times

The New York Times

For nearly 40 years, culturally influential people and companies have enlisted the Los Angeles-based, family-run printing house Paper Chase Press to print art books, lookbooks, posters and other custom objects.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

Recently, Wearstler launched a line of sketchbooks through Paper Chase Press. The books are simple and sleek; with covers wrapped in black linen, they might blend seamlessly into any collection of handsome desktop accessories.

Nylon

Nylon

Good old fashioned letters are definitely not relics yet--luckily--because we've just discovered our new favorite stationery. Enter Paper Chase Press. The LA brand has teamed up with some of the coolest to put their personal stamps on luggage tags, stationery, and more.

Racked

Racked LA

The LA based printing firm that's made amazing stationery, signage and even luggage tags for brands like Kelly Wearstler, J Brand, MOCA and just about any cool company out there currently, launches the 3rd installment of their collaboration series this week.

Los Angeles Im Yours

LA I'm Yours

Nicole Katz is the current owner of Sunset Blvd’s Paper Chase Press, a boutique printer who does work for clients ranging from MOCA to Focus Features to Opening Ceremony. The business has been in her family for decades too: you could say the print is in the blood.

LA in Bloom

LA In Bloom

Paper Chase Press is an inspiring business for many reasons so I’m just going to start listing them now: it’s a family business, a local business, a job creator, a purveyor of good taste and a promoter of great design.

Daily Candy

Daily Candy

The Sunset Boulevard printer brings its portfolio of pretty printed goods online. Pimp out the home office with custom books, hangtags, proper biz cards, postcards, and more.

Monocle

Monocle

Its where I grew up and its never changed. Its seedy Hollywood a sleazy neighborhood with a lot of strip clubs. Paper Chase Press's printing facilities- The staff of 10 in the print room send out roughly 2,000 custom made books every month. Aiming to publish 12 titles each year.

Mohawk

Mohawk Connects

Quality is the most important aspect of our craft. It’s my belief that if you’re going to invest your time and money into making a project that’s printed, it should be beautiful.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Over at Sunset Boulevard, the PCP gallery is the stage for Levy's 2008 collection 'Absent Nature' in which he continues his explorations with the raw, rock form.

The New York Times

The New York Times

"Parcival vs. the Sun", which opened recently at the PCP gallery in Hollywood and attracted artists, architects, fashion designers and stylists, along with friends and collaborators like Devendra Banhart (a guest with an artistic flair. musician on “VII Acts”), Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk and Paul Hahn, who runs the band’s production company Daft Arts.

Los Angeles Im Yours

LA I'm Yours

Sunset Blvd’s little art printer that could—Paper Chase Press—are always doing rad shit. Their line of stationery and paper ephemera are a brilliant mashing of high end design.

BLackbook

BlackBook

In addition to having both art and publishing components, co-directors Nicole Katz and Kane Austin have established an artist-in-residency program. Artists or curators can spend weeks or months developing and overseeing the creation of printed matter, as well as host a rotation of exhibitions and events.

Racked

Racked LA

Following a cool collaboration with Silver Lake design star Clare V., LA-based printer Paper Chase Press has tapped three new local talents for the second installment of its ongoing Paper Cuts series.

ARTslant

ARTslant

Not that it claims or accomplishes any revolution, such an attempt at creating a conversation between writing and visual art is currently on view at PCP....as well as a book accompanying the exhibition, After Stanley Donen, all bend towards the physical, the visual, the palpable, but in a way that I’m not sure is distinctive to this set of poets.

The Moment

The Moment

There’s even a budding library, of sorts, in the works —”Paradise Club,” a book of Lang’s work, will be published by PCP in conjunction with the exhibition;

ArtLurker

Artlurker

Simultaneously embracing the buildings history and the convenient proximity to Eighth Veil Gallery, Paper Chase Press provides residency programs to artists with the expressed focus being the production of printed matter.

Angeleno

Angeleno Magazine

"It takes a whole community of friends to pull somethine out of nothing". "Its an unorthodox time in the art world, and it's time to expand the traditional models."

Style.com

Style.com

"West Coast printing wunderkind Paper Chase Press is on the money with the introduction of a new concept: Hire a Designer."

Our Clientele

Paper Chase Press is proud to work with art, fashion, film and lifestyle brands known for the quality of their work and their abilities to being their creative visions to life. Since 1976, we've had the pleasure of being the go-to print shop for....

Who We Are

Ever wondered who makes your stuff? Well now you know.

Nicole Katz

Nicole Katz, CEO

Kane Austin

Kane Austin, COO

Emily Baltas

Emily Baltas, Prepress Manager

Tanya Barr

Tanya Barr, Sales Director

James Brundage

James Brundage, Graphic Design

Sara Carr

Sara Carr, Digital Production

Ania Diakoff

Ania Diakoff, Art Direction

Megan Joyner

Megan Joyner, Bookkeeper

Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin, Director of Operations

Stephanie Max

Stephanie Max, VP Marketing and Sales

Mehdi Ravari

Mehdi Ravari, Press Operator

Dario Sanchez

Dario Sanchez, Head of Bindery

Mathew Swenson

Mathew Swenson, Brand Strategy

Maria Elena Vasquez

Maria Elena Vasquez, Bindery

Environment

Here at Paper Chase Press we have taken our devotion to minimizing the company’s environmental footprint by adhering to the following practices:

Utilizing only Forest Stewardship Council Certified paper made entirely from mixed sources and responsibly managed forests here in the United States.

Making all of our heirloom quality paper goods in our zero-waste facility in LA (doing it in house also has the added bonus of keeping our transportation costs and fuel consumption to a minimum).

Utilizing only eco-friendly, waterless printing technology, eliminating the need for up to 100,000 liters of water and 10,000 liters of alcohol per year consumed by a typical mid-size printer.

We're proud to offer locally-made paper goods that reinforce our commitment to artisanry, quality and sustainable business practices.
Environment