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44 Front Street, Bath, Maine 04530
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Hello and welcome

About Us

We’re more than a print shop. We’re local and loyal, we’re friendly, we love building relationships and looking after our clients, and we’re absolutely passionate about what we do. That’s how we earn our crust. We rely on our community and we’re only as good as our last job.


We care about your business like it’s our own because to us, your success is our success.
We understand that you may have an impossible turnaround, are budget conscious, and are looking for quality without compromise every time.


We bring together extensive experience, creative style, artisan services and highly technical know-how so you’ll know our solutions take into account the big picture.  We can print, design, offer digital and photography services or communications advice.
 

We’ll listen, create and deliver print you will be proud of. We are your ‘helping hand’ taking time to understand your business, delivering quality and affordable solutions. We can help you tell your story.


We’re really easy to work with, because we love what we do. 

What are you looking for?

We're in this together

There is so much more to a printed piece than most people realize. 


You may need brochures, business cards, laminated membership cards, stationery, and other printed material for your company. 


We will help guide you through finding the right quality paper, the right lamination, design etc., all whilst recognizing you are working to a budget.


We will use our know-how and attention to detail to get your product just right. 


You care about your community and understand when you shop local, you help yourself. It helps your business and your community. You care about getting a personal touch and you care about making and building relationships.

What we offer

Print

Our combination of offset, digital and wide format equipment means we have the best possible capability to handle a variety of projects. Our print capabilities allow us to print from 1-to-thousands of quantities. We honor history with modern technology. We have an eye for craftsmanship.

Custom projects excite us, so if you have an idea that you think is impossible to create…we will work with you to get it done.


Pre-press, Design, Photography

We accept a variety of print-ready files and offer pre-press services. We also offer Graphic Design and Photography. 

Talk to us about what we can do for you.


Direct Mail

We make direct mail easy for you, your business or non-profit with affordable addressing services. We have multiple printers with several different configurations which allow us to apply addresses to your mailers. We can also add return addresses or a special message to your mail piece at the same time.

Letterpress...coming soon!

Specializing in producing high-quality hand-crafted prints. Combining the quality and beauty of antique equipment and traditional printing with current design and technology.

Bindery

Trimming and cutting (we can cut large paper down to size), 

Saddle stitching, Folding, Drilling, Padding. 

Lamination (up to 12 x 18 in) 

Perfect, Coil or GBC (plastic comb) binding. Die-cutting (we have a variety of dies).

Coming soon: Foil stamping

How we can help

 Buttons, brochures, business cards, books, calendars, catalogs and journals, flyers, forms, greeting cards, invitations, menus, signs, certificates, plaques and awards, folders, rack cards, stationery, tickets, posters, raffle tickets, variable data, stickers, labels, magnets, promotional items, custom rubber and self-inking stamps, notary kits, and have a faxing service. 

Paper

Paper is a complicated business

Paper used for printing is built up by different layers that all have their own purpose such as controlling the ink absorption, keeping moisture out, wrinkling resistance and creating a paper surface with the right characteristics and looks.  We use different paper for digital, offset and wide format printing to achieve the right results for each project. We have to watch out for both high and low humidity and what process each piece of paper goes through to end up as a finished piece. How we cut and fold paper changes throughout the year, depending on the weather!

House Paper

We carry a wide range of house papers and current stocks include:


Cougar Digital 8.5 x 11 white or natural 65 and 80lb

Springhill Opaque Offset Smooth 11x17 60lb

Hammermill Colors 8.5 x 11 24lb

Mohawk Britehues 65lb Cover

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110

Tango Coasted Digital Cover C2S

Nekoosa U20 Carbonless 80lb

Lindenmeyr Munroe 60lb Envelopes – Various sizes

Strathmore Pure Cotton


It is no problem to order in non-stock stock if you choose a specific paper for your project. 

Specialty Paper

We are paper obsessed and are always on the look out for different paper. We will let you know about our special finds from time to time. Find us on Facebook and like us on Instagram.

Equipment

The old stuff

We have a fantastic mix of state-of-the-art brand new equipment and extraordinarily old vintage presses and equipment. 


Some of our specialty processes are out of date and we like it that way. But because of this - the unexpected can happen! 

For some of our really old presses Tom is the repairman as these machines are just not serviced these days by printer repairers. There are no stores with parts and these have to be handmade. 


Also, sometimes modern designs exceed the limits of an old press and it takes revisiting the drawing board. Sometimes your art may not want to burn onto a plate properly, even though it's technically within spec. When and if this happens we will always reach out and work with you to achieve what you want. The end result will be worth it and you will have a unique print.

The new stuff

We are always adding to our collection. Give us a call if you need something done and we will always try to help.

History

Russell Hatch and Anna Mae Berry in the print shop.

We've been in business a long time

Bath Printing has been producing work for Midcoast Maine customers for over 75 years and moved to our current location, 44 Front Street, in 1965. We bought the business from Pam & Eric Allen. Eric worked at Bath printing for 44 years, owning it for 30 years. Pam and Eric have been at the heart of the Bath community and are an inspiration. Before the Allens, Russell & Gloria Hatch owned the business. Some of our customers have been with all three husband/wife team owners! 


A very helpful Bath resident has been helping us trace back our roots, discovering many interesting facts.  

Direct line of ownership

1961 – present 

Bath Printing Co. (previously named Bath Printers, Inc) owned by Howard W. Mayo, Russell Hatch, Eric & Pam Allen and Tom & Ash Kahrl


1955 – 1961 

Adams Press located at 47 Commercial Street and 194 Front Street


1942 – 1955 

Guerin Printing located at 100 Front Street, 10 Allen Street and 47 Commercial Street


There have been print shops in Bath since 1871 and for many years more than three.

44 Front St. also has a past

44 Front Street was part of Bath’s historic downtown Church Block (44-50 Front Street). The original building was built in 1863, with a wooden bay window that was added in 1909 and the bricks that make up the outer façade are painted green, yellow and tan. There are women’s faces cast into the iron columns. 


It is called the Church Block because the previous building was the Universalist Church which was torn down. 


Francis Fassett was the architect of the Church Block and also designed the Courthouse, Hyde Block (Bath Savings Institution) and the Lincoln Block in addition to many residences.


The upstairs of the Church Block was rented out to a photographer named Augustus Hatch, who owned a printing company – though we can’t seem to match this to any records. However it seems a nice coincidence.


At midnight on December 12, 1954, the City of Bath converted to dial telephones and the New England Telephone Company was located at the Church Block from 1919 until 1965.

It was a piano and musical instrument shop from 1899 to 1919.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

44 Front Street, Bath, Maine 04530, United States

(207) 443-3411

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

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