Welcome to Bug Press! Printing and Design in Arcata, California since 1976.
We offer the best printing services on the North Coast. Business cards, brochures, posters, art prints, greeting cards, labels, and much more for discerning local businesses, artists, and manufacturers like you.
DESIGN, TYPESETTING, scanning, AND COMPLETE DIGITAL PREPRESS
Bug Press has the only true digital press in the county. It enables us to print incredibly high-quality work, on-demand, at awesome prices. So you can order as few as twenty posters for $15 and meet any quick deadlines.
We've had the privilege to serve Humboldt for over 40 years, and in that time we’ve developed a unique understanding for the needs of our community. We value the relationships with local artists and businesses we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with, and we’d be honored to work with you!
For common projects like business cards or posters, we now offer the ability to order, upload files, and manage your account through our online order site. Just click the button below to get started!
We began as a couple of punk kids playing with old offset printers just off the plaza. We've grown up a little since the 70's, but still love our funky home.
Everything we do here we do with passion for the craft. Any job that comes through our door will receive wholehearted dedication from start to finish. We're here to help you get your business off the ground, to promote your event, to sell your art.
We believe that working closely with our clients during every step of manufacture generates the best product and experience for everyone. Our people are here for your people; we're always available to discuss your ideas or develop solutions.
Our environment is a constant priority, so sustainability is standard. All sheets are from responsibly maintained forests. Every project we offer has the option for recycled papers, with up to 100% post consumer waste (PCW) materials. And all materials are recycled responsibly.
Arcata is a special place, one that fosters a strong appreciation of local over corporate, handmade over mass-produced, and people over profit. We feel very proud to help support such a beautiful and unique community.
Select photography by James Adam Taylor and Lissie Rydz. Videography by Acey Stacey.
We offer a variety of print and design services to our Humboldt community.
For the most competitively priced, highest quality printing in the region, Bug Press provides you with value beyond cost.
in-house design services
Whether you need assistance with branding, or advertising and promoting, our in-house designers are here to help.
- packaging design
- logo design
- prepress file editing
- image modification and correction
- marketing assistance
Digital, offset, 1 & 2 color, and large format printing is available.
Some examples of what we do here:
- packaging and labels
- business cards
- posters and handbills
- art prints, note cards, postcards
- letterhead and envelopes
- books, brochures, magazines
- catalogues, yearbooks
- menus and table tents
- magnets, stickers
To get started on a project right now, click here for online ordering.
If you are looking for a product type that is not listed, or you have an idea for something totally unique, let us know! We love special projects.
fine art scanning
We provide high-resolution scanning services for many types of artwork, including oil, pastel, watercolor, line drawing and more. Scanning starts at just $15 for pieces 12x17" and smaller.
For larger sizes or batch scanning, please call us!
- basic editing and color correction
- high-resolution digital copy of your file
- optional archiving for future printing/retrieval
projects on instagram:
Free for January & February:
For the month of January, we've chosen twelve original prints from Depression-era photographers including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans.
The series will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. To learn more about the exhibit, click here.
Free 12x18" posters of the featured images are available.
Bonus: Amplifier Foundation Art
Even though we already have a set of free posters for the month of January, we thought these were too beautiful not to share.
Limited numbers of 12x18" posters will be available for the next few weeks.