Over 32 years of experience
in the printing industry
Shores Press has been the premier Pre-Press and Printing Company in the San Francisco Bay Area and for more than three decades has been serving many of the top High-Tech Companies throughout the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.
Our mission is to provide you with the highest-quality products and services possible in a timely fashion and at a competitive price. We promise to listen to you and help you achieve your business goals. We will always be there with honest, expert advice and quick, friendly customer service. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations.
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…In February 1987, Shores Press opened in the newly developing Redwood Shores area.
“Our niche is taking on impossible jobs,” explains Kayvon. “We’ve worked through the night and weekend, and even delivered jobs right to the airport gate–anything it took. The customers knew we would do our best to get it done.”
Obviously the stress and hard work paid off. In the first month of business, Shores Press achieved higher sales than the original shop ever had. And in the years since opening, the shop showed at least 25 percent growth in sales each year, hitting the $1 million mark in sales by the late ’90s.
“Sometimes saying ‘yes’ gets us in trouble, comments Kayvon, “but we just can’t stay away from a challenge.”
By 1999, as both businesses out-grew their space, it made sense to combine the two locations into a much larger plant, in San Carlos, hence increasing efficiency and improving services.
Quality Printing and staying on the forefront of technology are all in the family with Shores Press.
The Pejooh family first stepped into the printing industry when Amir, the father bought the “Big Red Q” Quick Print franchise in February of 1981. Upon graduating from Chico State University, one son, Kayvon, returned home to help out at the shop. He found he liked working for himself and so decided to remain. His younger brother, Homie, with a background in graphic arts also began helping at the shop and ultimately remained as well. They later bought out of the “Big Red Q” franchise and changed their name to “Belmont QuickPrint” and with the advent of digital technology, consequently changed their name again to Digimax.
By the mid-’80s, the technology in printing and obtaining camera-ready artwork was changing rapidly due to new computer technology. The Belmont shop gradually upgraded its equipment over time, but there was limited demand in the walk-up quick-print market niche. Amir began to visualize a new type of printing shop–one that would carve out its own unique niche.
His new shop would synchronize the latest computer and printing technologies to achieve affordable high-quality color printing for short runs. It would also offer the ability to take artwork from a Macintosh Disk directly to film–further reducing costs.
With that idea in mind, Amir researched its feasibility, created a wish list of equipment, talked with a bank and got the go-ahead. While Homie stayed to manage and run the Belmont location, Amir asked Kayvon to manage the business end of the new shop and asked his nephew, Stewart Ghazvini, living in England at the time, to join them and manage the desktop publishing end. In February 1987, Shores Press opened in the newly developing Redwood Shores area…