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Welcome to Bug Press! Printing and Design in Arcata since 1976. 

We offer the best printing services on the North Coast. Business cards, brochures, posters, art prints, greeting cards, stickers, magnets, and much more for discerning local businesses, artists, and manufacturers like you. 

Bug Press has the only true digital press in the area. It enables us to print incredibly high quality work, on-demand, at great prices. So you can order as few as twenty posters for $15 and meet 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! 

Ready to print? Order online by clicking the button below. Or, feel free to email your files with instructions! Just be sure to take a look at our printing guidelines and free templates.



(707) 822-2001


Large File upload


1461 M St.
Arcata, CA 95521


M-F 9am–5pm
Sa+Su closed

Recent Work



November & December 2019

For Winter 2019, we're featuring the works of local silk painter Tina Gleave.

Free posters of select pieces available November 6th.

Print Resources

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Free print templates

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tutorials for creating your own projects

Bug Press Arcata

Our philosophy

We began as a couple of punk kids playing with old offset printers just off the plaza. We've grown up a bit 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 each 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.


With the most competitively priced, highest quality printing in the region, we provide you with value beyond cost. 

in-house design services

Whether you need assistance with branding, or advertising and promoting, our skilled designers are here to help. 

Specializing in:

  • packaging design

  • logo design

  • prepress file editing

  • image modification and correction

  • marketing assistance


Digital, offset, 1 & 2 color, and large format printing is available. White ink digital printing also available.

Some examples of what we do here:

  • greeting cards

  • packaging and labels

  • business cards

  • posters and handbills

  • art prints, postcards

  • letterhead and envelopes

  • books, brochures, magazines

  • yearbooks

  • menus, rack cards, and table tents

  • magnets, stickers

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, give us a call.

Scanning includes:

  • basic editing and color correction

  • high-resolution digital copy of your file

  • optional archiving for future printing/retrieval