Meet The Owner – Evergreen Printing & Graphics

November 26, 2022

Everett, Everett Economy

Editor’s note: MyEverettNews.com is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: news@myeverettnews.com. Leland Dart – Publisher
 

Mike Simson and his wife bought Evergreen Printing from his parents 8 years ago.

Evergreen Printing is located on 19th SE two blocks south of Costco.

As a teenager in high school Mike Simpson worked at his parent’s (Mel and Kim Simpson), print shop on Evergreen Way just south of the A&W Drive In. He continued working there when the shop moved to 50th and Claremont for five years before moving to its current location at 10530 19th Avenue SE near Silver Lake. “We were the first tenants when this building opened,” Mike told me on my recent visit.

Eight years ago Mike and his wife Susanna bought the shop from his parents. They’ve guided their growth and stability over the years by a simple principal,

“The better our customers do, the better we do,” Mike said. “Their success is our success.”

Over the years local printers have faced immense competition from big online out-of-state printing firms that can undercut prices.

“It’s hard to compete online so customer service is big for us,” Mike said. “We know our customers and they know us, we’re a personal local phone call away and we make sure that once you come here you never want to go anywhere else.”

Evergreen offers full color digital printing, high speed copying, offset printing, bindery and mailing service and more. They also offer delivery and pick-up in the Everett area Monday – Friday.

During the Pandemic they were able to stay open but were still impacted as the majority of their customers are small businesses and many did not survive after having to shut down. “Forty percent of our customers went out of business permanently,” Mike said. “My wife and I weathered the storm by working throughout, no vacations and not paying ourselves for a while, staying small, lean and working our way through it.”

One leftover issue from the pandemic has been supply chain issues that persist to this day. “Our main supplier of envelopes has been out for some time,” Mike explained. “They shifted from producing paper to making cardboard boxes for all of the shipping that has been going on and we’ve had to scrounge and scrape to find envelopes.”

Mike continues to be positive on the printing business and on Everett. He says he’s still having fun and enjoying helping other business owners. They’ve been voted the best print shop in Snohomish County and embrace “keeping it local”.

If you’re looking for a printer for commercial work or things more personal including wedding announcements, signs, banners and posters or need help with graphic design, scanning or high speed copying, check out Evergreen Printing and Graphics.

Their website is easy to use to order online. The phone number is (425) 948-7700, email is: evergreeneverett@aol.com and they’re located two blocks south of the Everett Costco store at 10530 19th Avenue SE Suite 103 Everett, WA. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.



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