Meet Carl and Nesi Stewart
Printmasters Los Alamitos began as a storefront in the newly constructed Los Alamitos Center Plaza in 1987. From the beginning, Printmasters provided services for businesses throughout Los Alamitos and surrounding cities, as well as for local residents. The original owners sold the business to Carl and Nesi Stewart in 2007 (after 20 years of providing services to customers who had become like family and friends to them). These relationships have always been and will continue to be, a part of the Printmasters’ tradition. Many of these customers are still customers today.
Printmasters is a digital and offset printing shop that will work with you to accomplish your printing goals. We provide each of our clients with personal assistance and tailor our work to meet their needs, from the design process through production. We understand the importance of budgeting and scheduling goals and will make whatever accommodations we can to assist in meeting our customer’s requirements. We have spent the last thirteen years nurturing the business through changes in the industry and economy, progressing from a new business to a thriving enterprise.
In December 2007 Carl and Nesi were presented with a business opportunity and chose to purchase Printmasters. Although neither of them had experience in the printing industry, they believed they could continue to make this business a success because of Nesi’s interest in graphics and design, and Carl’s experience with mechanics and moving parts.
After graduating from UCLA Nesi worked in the architecture and construction industries for over 25 years. In 2015 Nesi received a certificate of entrepreneurship for completion of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program. This program provided the tools and support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan. Printmasters continues to utilize this plan in strategizing day to day activities and business development.
Nesi serves as immediate past president of the Board of Directors for Casa Youth Shelter (a temporary shelter for runaway youth) and is also a member of the Board of Directors for City of Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce. Both positions allow Printmasters to be involved in community activities, and to give back to the community from which we receive so much support.
Carl has worked at Daico Industries (an electronics company providing specialized parts for the defense industry) for 36 years. Carl has committed experience with one company and has been an integral part of the company’s growth. This same commitment has been an invaluable asset to Printmasters’ accomplishments and growth.
- Engaging (with customers and each other to be the best we can be)
- Exceptional (excellence in customer service, scheduling, and production)
- Expanding (our knowledge and skills)
- Exciting (fun place to work and share with others)
- Eager Givers (of time and resources to those less fortunate)
- Exemplary Ideals (integrity, honesty, compassion)
We are committed to exceeding our customer’s needs, the development and growth of our employees, contributing within our community, the principles of our faith, and our family’s joy.
As a leader in print management services, Printmasters develops relationships to partner with our customers in meeting their printing needs. These partnerships allow us to expand our services as our customers’ needs expand, and to strategically pursue other customers and markets. We provide a work environment that allows our employees to be an integral part of our strategic plan, and to grow beyond their expectations. The foundation of our success is based on respect for each other, for our clients and associates, and for the value of the work we do.
Our commitment to our customers extends to all members of our community. Our staff is involved in many activities and organizations throughout the area, including Casa Youth Shelter and the Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce.
At Printmasters, we are a gathering spot for many who have used our services throughout the years. We welcome them as they share their stories and life events while picking up orders.
We are honored to be a part of their lives and as a foundation for our business.
PrintMasters came through for me big time!!! My daughter's official graduation announcements came in and they were horrible. PrintMasters designed and printed a great looking announcement and thank you cards in one week! I had a tight timeline and they were fantastic. They even gave me the envelopes early so I could start addressing them. Great quality and customer service!
~ Julianna K., Seal Beach, CA
Nesi and her staff have helped us on numerous occasions. She not only produces a great product, but she also helped us with our design. Her suggestions made our business cards, flyers and banners really stand out. She has always been on time (or early) and on budget.
~ Patti M., Los Alamitos, CA
Printmasters provides all my printing services. They are competitively priced, easy to work with and provide excellent turn around time on my projects. I love to give our local small businesses volume whenever I can. Encourage you to at least give them an opportunity to bid on your work. I'm sure you will be pleased with their service and work.
~ Chuck L., Los Alamitos, CA
Lucky me to see this shop! After a disappointing encounter with the big company that rhymes with Schminkos, I dropped in for help in simply printing a program from a saved file. “Schminkos” said it wouldn’t work, and they offered no assistance to make it workable. Ashley at Printmasters loaded my flash drive and helped me get my document lined up properly and ready to print. She called me a couple hours later and it was all finished. And did I mention that it cost less than what “Schminkos” quoted? Yup. I’m so grateful to have found a local business that gives outstanding customer service.
~ Julie C
Great service! Beautiful work! We had color programs printed for a funeral service. Nesi pays great attention to details and helped us improve our draft before final print. Pricing was also very good as compared to large print companies. I highly recommend Print Masters, in addition to supporting a local business.
~ Lorrie M.
This is the best printing shop in SoCal! Nesi is very friendly and very passionate about what she does. I’ve been doing business here since mid-2014 And have never had an issue. Plus she does amazing work. I send everyone who is in need of a quality printer with an affordable cost here. Have a few projects with Nesi currently and will post photos upon completion.