Company Culture

Company Culture

We love what we do. The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients' projects. We constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible.

There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach their goals and objectives. To learn more about our approach to customer service, follow the provided links for more information.

By the way, the picture on the left was taken in 1978. That's Paul on the left, Don Prust kneeling down, with John Dorner next to him, Tim Coble standing and Burrell Breneman at the far right. The picture on the right is of our new 10,000 sq. ft. facility, which we moved to in 2007.

Mission Statement of the Impression Makers

Our mission is to exceed client expectations by providing the highest-quality product possible in a timely manner. We strive to create long-lasting, prosperous relationships with our client partners in order to help them reach their goals and objectives.

History of the Impression Makers Printing

Impression Makers opened its doors in 1972 when owner Paul Blanc decided to see if a long-time hobby could turn into a profitable business. As a young adult, Paul had a letterpress (he still owns a similar 6.5x10" CMC) on which he printed various nonrevenue jobs. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, Captain Blanc came home to Tempe and opened his print shop. A dedication to quality and a knack for surrounding himself with talented employees soon showed that the company had made an “impression” on the community.

Within a few short years the Impression Makers had taken over all suites on the lower level and was growing fast. By 1981, Paul purchased the Downtown building and expanded to the second level. Growth was constant through the ’80s and in 1989 an addition was added, allowing room for all the necessary support services. But growth was constant, and the need for more equipment and space prompted the purchase of the new building at 1505 West 10th Place, Tempe in 2006. By the summer of 2007 the Impression Makers completed their move into the new facility, and added a third Heidelberg press, in house saddle stitching and perfect binding equipment, and the HP Indigo Digital press.

Forty-two years later, Impression Makers is still going strong. Most of our employees have been with the company more than 15 years, and some for more than 30. Their pride and dedication to quality, service and customer satisfaction ensures our future.