Welcome to the Print Spot

The Print Spot began in 1987 in Monterey Park. We focus on product quality and customer service. We take pride in developing a working partnership with our clients. We’re all ears!

we . can . print . it

Meet Our Team

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Robert Lee

Chief Cook | Bottle Washer

In 1986, Robert and his dad purchased a Sir Speedy franchise print shop, in Monterey Park. In 2008, the shop became independent, and the name was changed to the Print Spot. Robert has a high degree of all printing mediums. He specializes in producing creative products. From paper to vinyl, he knows how to print it. With his high energy and “can do” attitude, Robert has proven the Print Spot stands out as a flexible, cost efficient, high quality company. He, along with the Print Spot team, is customer focused and dedicated to satisfying the clients’ needs.

Robert graduated from UCLA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Prior to being an entrepreneur he worked at Vons Grocery store on Crenshaw and Olympic, where he met his wife, Wende.

In addition to operating the Print Spot, he enjoys cycling. Any kind of cycling, mountain biking, road biking, tandem biking. Need a bike? Ask Robert!/p>

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Wende Lee

Marketing and Administrator

Wende joined the Print Spot in 2014. She was working with Robert and his dad from 1987 to 1997 but ventured out into the corporate world. Wende started working at Oaktree Capital Management as a temporary assistant and eventually worked her way up to Vice President. She managed a facilities team that included the mailroom, reception and corporate concierge. Wende wore various corporate hats that included construction, vendor lease negotiations, travel management and event planning. After giving 17 years to the corporate environment, Robert and Wende decided it was time to join forces and focus their efforts on the Print Shop. And yes, they do like to work together!

Wende has two fond passions - running and doing pottery. She is the 10 Mile Challenge coach of the Pasadena Pacers and loves to work on her pottery wheel. Joy for her is making a bowl. Come down to the shop and see some of her work!

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James Holguin

Production Manager

James has been with the Print Spot since 2004 and has been an essential part in the success of our print shop. He has over 19 years of experience with large sheet fed press, pre-press work and coordination of all digital press operations. His daily duties include managing print and bindery jobs. James is the key contact for pricing and estimates. He earned his Associates Degree, in Graphic Arts, at Don Bosco Technical Institute. James has knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Prior to working at the Print Spot he was a Production Coordinator at Monarch Litho.

In his spare time he enjoys music and likes to DJ. He is an avid USC Trojan fan, but we won’t hold that against him.

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Chad Korb

Graphic Designer

Chad joined the Print Spot in 2011. He has been an indispensable addition to our print shop. His creativity and his ability to listen to what the client wants is priceless. He has experience in developing publications from start to finish – including writing, editing, layout and distribution. He has a Bachelor of Studio Arts degree with a focus on Graphic Design from Montana State University. Prior to joining the Print Spot he worked with various graphic companies in Montana until he moved to California. He has extensive knowledge in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Muse and Garage Band.

Chad is also a stand-up Comedian and has traveled thousands of miles just to make people laugh. He recently quit smoking, started to meditate and even began eating kale. Thankfully for Wende, he still eats beef. We think California has made an impression on this Montana native.

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Kyle Lee

Production Manager

Kyle recently joined the Print Spot when he moved back to Los Angeles from Oregon. While he was in Oregon he worked for Westmark Label where he started as a pre-press Assistant and worked his way up to a Press Operator within two years. Kyle operates and manages Print Spot’s satellite office at a Charter school in Woodland hills. He earned a BS Degree in Physics and UC Riverside.

When Kyle isn’t working, more than likely you will see him in front of a board game. Being the board game enthusiast that he is, his favorite (today) is Settlers of Catan. If he looks familiar, he probably is… he is Robert and Wende’s oldest son.

Why Us?

We Are All About Our Service

The Print Spot strives to provide the best customer service in town! We focus on one thing: making your print project a success for you. From making the hardest technical files work, to hitting your time-line or recommending a unique custom option, we get it done. "Let us help you grow your business!"

"The accuracy and quality of their work is top-notch."
- John G. Leano

We are here to help you get your print jobs completed quickly and efficiently. Need something faster than usual, call us about our rush service!

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Services

Printing

At the Print Spot we offer quality experience and up to date technology to provide you with book Printing, copying printing, offset printing, digital printing.

Signage

Need to advertise? Is your restaurant opening soon? Church carnival? We can do it all! Directional signs, foam core posters, banners as wide as the street, from lamp post to lamp post!

Buisness Cards

At the Print Spot we offer more than specialized printing. Business Cards, stationary, medical forms, envelopes and more!

Graphic Design

Our creative graphic design team is here to listen to your needs to print the product you want.

Free Delivery

The Print Spot offers free local deliveries to our customers. We are here to work with your schedule!

Other Services

The Print Spot offers a number of other services to ensure that you get the service you want! Click on me to see more services we offer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of files do you prefer?
A: PDF is king!
Q: What’s the difference between CMYK and RGB?
A: CMYK and RGB are two different color models, and understanding the difference can mean producing a great-looking insert rather than a muddy, disappointing one. The RGB color model is used by monitors, televisions, scanners, and digital cameras. By mixing varying amounts of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks, you can create most other colors, the is called CMYK So why is the difference important? Most colors created on your RGB monitor can be duplicated using CMYK inks, but not all. All commercial, full-color printing uses CMYK inks. If you’re designing artwork in an RGB color space, we’ll have to convert it to CMYK to print. Depending on your artwork, the colors might shift a little or a lot.
Q: What is 300dpi and why is it important?
A: Monitors do not have dots, but do have pixels; the closely related concept for monitors and images is pixels per inch or PPI. 300dpi is a standard derived from printers who used to reproduce images using a 150 line screen to prepare printing plates. Basically it is the best for your work to look just as good as it does on your monitor!
Q: What is the typical turn around for my job?
A: Our typical turn around is 3-5 business days, but if you need it sooner, we are well known for accommodating!
Q: Does it cost more to have a rush?
A: Depending on what you order and how complicated it is. Come into the shop and bring your file. We can determine a better gage on managing your expectations.
Q: Do you guys do copies? Do we make copies!?
A: Oh my do we make copies! We have one black and white copier that runs about 100 copies per minute. We have two color copiers that run about 70 copies per minute.
Q: What are bleeds, crop marks, and how do I make them?
A: The term bleed is used for all objects overlapping the border off your document. Let’s say you’re working on a brochure with images against the sides of your pages. You’ll supply the Print Spot with a document somewhat larger then the final document will be. For every job you send to the Print Spot you need to place crop marks on your document. Every industry-standard program on the market will do this automatically (although there will be a few exceptions when you’ll have to make them by hand). How far the crop marks should be from the document border is something you should discuss with us. For most jobs 3 to 6 mm is fine.
Q: What type of machine do you run on?
A: We use only the best! Konica Minolta for digital printing and AB Dick for press printing! The models we have for the digital printing is a 1070 and a 7000.
Q: Can you print on my specialty paper?
A: Of course! We will work with all your printing needs.
Q: What are your hours?
A: We are open Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm. Closed on regular holidays.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located in the Monterey Galleria at 2075 S. Atlantic Boulvard, Suite I, right across the street from I-Hop!

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