The printing industry story begins with the founding of our country, playing a crucial role in spreading the ideas that helped establish American democracy. Indeed, the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights guarantees “freedom of the press.” The Union Label, or “bug,” first appeared over one hundred years ago in typographical trade magazines published in New York City. Marking the struggle of working printers, pressman and typographers to establish a fair and safe workplace, the union bug came to signify the professional standards, training programs and up-to-date methods of the men and women who make a free press possible. From design to pre-press and printing, to bindery and finishing, customer satisfaction has always been the goal of union printers. Quality control and trained craftsmanship are key components of our business. While techniques, systems and equipment are always evolving, the union bug is a constant, a guarantee that your print product is of the highest quality and a part of this uniquely American legacy.