ADVANCE PRINTING was founded in North Pole in 1980 by brothers Bob and Chuck Lincoln, whose strong faith in God (and His amazing grace) has allowed them to work side-by-side for nearly 29 years. The business started with a $10,000 loan from Alaska State Bank which purchased a used press, platemaker, cutter and other essential items for a full-blown, homegrown printshop. We started with anticipation of the gas pipeline which was the talk of the town in the early 80’s, and still is 29 years later (talk, that is). The shop was run from Bob’s basement and later expanded to his garage, and that is when Bob’s wife intervened and we purchased our first real building in North Pole. In 1993, we started a second location in Fairbanks called MEGA Copies, which we later combined with ADVANCE PRINTING. In 2002, we outgrew our North Pole location and relocated to our current modern facilities in Fairbanks. At that time, we also acquired a mailing business and added a full bulk mailing department.
2006 was an incredible year of growth and expansion for ADVANCE PRINTING with the addition of a state-of-the-art printing press, automated platemaker, high-end color copier, and most recently an ultra-wide format ColorSpan UVX printer. We now manufacture vinyl banners up to 6 feet wide by any length, foamcore prints and corrugated plastic signs (up to 4 x 8 feet wide), carpet mats (really), and practically anything else you can think of, even magnetic vehicle signs. We are totally excited about the possibilities of this new equipment, as it is the first of its kind in Alaska. You really must stop by and see this awesome machine - we LOVE showing it off, and you will be amazed when you see what it can do. As always, we still offer the highest quality offset printing, copies, bulk mailing, rubber stamps, specialty items and more.
Stop by and see us at 612 30th Avenue, visit us on the web at www.hotprinter.com or call us at 451-1111. When we say “You mean a mint to us”, we really mean it!