Founders Andrew & Claire Steele
Tom & Tim Steele
Andrew Steele worked as a union bookbinder in Fresno during the 1920s and became the bindery supervisor for Crown Printing. He was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in the loss of his left arm. He was let go and with the help of his wife Claire he started back to work on his own. Times were rough in 1935, in those post depression days raising a family, but they started Steele Printing.
Andrew and Claire worked as team to build their business and succeeded. Their son Tom Steele literally grew up in the business. They expanded the bookbinding operation to include printing, starting first with letterpress (the process of the era) and later adding lithography. Growing the business slowly one customer at a time they steadily grew as a shop known for personal service and top quality. Tom's son Tim worked part-time during school and joined the business after graduating from Fresno State in 1976. Tom and Tim worked as a team for over 25 years until Tom's retirement in 2002 when Tim bought the business.
We have seen the introduction and incredible impact that computers have had on the printing industry. It’s a challenge, but essential to stay up-to-date with all the current graphic programs.
Excellence from Letterpress into the Digital Age.