Our History

Like many great stories, ours begins in Hollywood, where our studio still remains. From humble origins in a storefront sandwiched between a strip club and a library — we've grown into an industry leader, driving the future of print in an age of digitization and on-demand everything.

The bragging rights of our immigrant-founded, woman-run print shop include 45 years of expert craftsmanship, cutting-edge design, best-in-class suppliers, fully integrated production, highly personalized service, and an enviable list of clients and collaborators in arts and design, entertainment and luxury, tech and nonprofit.

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Who We Are

"Print is an act of rebellion in a digital world." — Nicole Katz, CEO

Today, there are many options for printing -- from low-quality mass solutions, to trade vendors unapproachable to most consumers. And of course too, thousands of web services fueled by technology that promise simplicity yet under-deliver on quality.

A printer first and foremost, Paper Chase Press is owned and operated by a group of skilled artisans dedicated to delivering the very best craft and service. Offering integrated design, printing, and production -- we partner directly with our discerning customers to deliver superior quality, custom products, and fair pricing, all while building an environmentally-conscious, community-focused business for the modern age.

In today's world of endless digital communication, authentic connections and storytelling are more important than ever. Beautiful printed objects have the power to bring people and creative communities together.

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Our Values

Paper Chase Press believes a beautiful world is one in which people and planet are safe, healthy and creative. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint and maximize positive contributions to our employees and local community.

1. EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT

Our skilled team of artisans care deeply about the craft of printing and seek to preserve and enhance the tradition. We honor the heritage of our second-generation family printing business and the legacy of our trade by ensuring excellence in every project we touch.

2. COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Paper comes from trees, so we make sure to use only FSC-Certified (Forest Stewardship Council) paper made from mixed sources and responsibly-managed forests. In addition, all our bindery and covers utilize EU REACH-certified fabrics. We also donate generously to the world’s leading advocate for large-scale forest conservation. Finally, we’ve been using eco-friendly, waterless printing technology for all non-offset jobs, eliminating the need for up to 100,000 liters of water and 10,000 liters of alcohol typically used annually by a mid-size printer.
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3. COMMUNITY BUILDING

People matter to us. We offer our team members competitive benefits, flexible schedules, fair wages, and paid leave. We work with local, LA-based and minority-run vendors and suppliers whenever possible. And we make regular donations and provide pro-bono printing to select charities doing great work in the community.

4. CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION

As a small business, we monitor evolving trends and regularly evaluate where we can improve. This includes investing in cutting edge tools and human processes, as well as initiatives to champion sustainability throughout our supply chain and business operations.

5. FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Print is expression. Print is activism. Print is the transference of knowledge through time. Print provides a rare occasion to experience creativity that is unadulterated by the digital distractions of our world. We believe in the persistence of print as an art form in our present and future worlds.

Press

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Wall Street Journal

Forgo that text message: These vintage textiles-turned-postcards are a swankier way to drop someone a line.

Clients

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 bring their creative visions to life. Since 1976, we've had the pleasure of being the go-to print shop for....

Careers

Are you a creator interested in working with us?
At Paper Chase Press, we’re always looking for new talent!
Check out the roles listed here or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram to stay current.
You can also send us your resume along with a note about what you’re seeking and why, and we’ll get in touch if there’s a fit!

Email: info@paperchasepress.com

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