Prepress is a full-service company for all your printing-related needs. The following is a list of our services:

  • book, catalog and collateral printing
  • design services
  • file management (preflighting to press-ready PDFs)
  • digital photography (in-house and on-location)
  • drum scanning
  • color management of images
  • SWOP certified proofs
  • inkjet prints for art reproduction
  • binding for saddle stitch, perfect and hard-case
  • e-letters, marketing and promotion, event hosting

We can incorporate variable data in any print project. If you have a concept for a book, we have a team of designers and print production experts that can collaborate with you to bring your book to life.


Prepress, Inc is a complete design, prepress and print production service company based in San Francisco, California. We’ve been around since 1984 assisting our clients on projects big and small. From local artists and agencies to nationally recognized publications, we have the experience to meet your printing needs.

  • Bindery

    Our extensive bindery services give you many options for finishing your project. We can saddle stitch, perfect bind and hard case bind. There is no minimum quantity.

  • Variable Data Implementation

    One of the best uses of a digital press is the ability to incorporate variable data into whatever piece you are printing. The beauty of this process is that the incorporation of the data into the piece is seamless. continue reading…

  • Short-Run and On-Demand Printing

    Our digital presses are calibrated to emulate sheetfed printing without the added costs of making plates or printing higher quantities. There are many advantages to digital printing. continue reading…

  • Design Services

    Whether you have a small postcard or a large book project. Our very talented design team can help you. continue reading…

  • InkJet Fine Art Reproduction

    Using archival fine art papers, we can reproduce art on our inkjet press. Edges of the print may be hand torn for a beautiful deckled finish. continue reading…

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Established in 1984, Prepress began as a service provider to magazines and catalogs to convert their camera-ready art boards into plate-ready film and color proofs for printers throughout the United States. As the digital revolution changed the way we approached the creation of magazines and catalogs, Prepress evolved as well. By 2001, we were no longer working in film and had converted completely to computer-to-plate technology. In addition, at this time, we added short-run and on-demand printing capabilities, a digital photography studio and equipment geared to fine art reproduction. As the needs of our clientele shifted and changed, we also adapted in order to provide the most up-to-date services. That approach still holds true today.


You can reach us by phone at 415-520-7663 or by submitting the form below. Please allow 1-2 business days for a reply.

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