THE TEAM

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MICHAEL “CZAR” SCHWARTZ

Mike is a man of action and determination. Once he has his mind set on doing something, it’s usually not long until he makes it happen. It was this same blend of gut-feeling impulsivity and willpower that led him to start letterpressing stationery in his garage on a whim in 2007. As Mike’s love for letterpress grew, so too did the business. Although Mike moved the company out of his garage, he made sure to take his “can do” attitude and grit with him along the way. Today Czar Press consists of 10 employees, 11 presses, 2 trimmers, and thousands of cups of coffee (most of which were poured by the man himself).

Mike is a New York native and lifelong disappointed Knicks fan. While he’s not taking care of business on the shop floor, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his wife Rachelle and their two daughters. He’s also a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen and has been dubbed by some as “The Male Martha”. Those who know him best will tell you that his letterpress skills are rivaled only by his Nachos.

Pantone: 321U

Font: Futura Extra Bold

Paper: Sirio Ultra Black

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DANIEL   Daniel has lived in California for over 10 years, but originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, you can find him drumming for his band Able Body. He spent 5 years letterpressing in LA, and has been our trusty printer since moving to Orange County in 2018.    Pantone: Process Black  Font: Helvetica  Paper: Savoy Brilliant White

DANIEL

Daniel has lived in California for over 10 years, but originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, you can find him drumming for his band Able Body. He spent 5 years letterpressing in LA, and has been our trusty printer since moving to Orange County in 2018.

Pantone: Process Black

Font: Helvetica

Paper: Savoy Brilliant White

GREG   Originally from San Jose, California, Greg has wholeheartedly embraced the idyllic Newport Beach lifestyle. Greg studied Marketing at CSU Fullerton and is extremely passionate about Photography and Hockey. When he’s not running our digital presses, he can be found on a scenic vista with camera in hand or on a plane on his way to his next adventure.    Pantone: PMS 7500  Font: American Typewriter  Paper: Chipboard

GREG

Originally from San Jose, California, Greg has wholeheartedly embraced the idyllic Newport Beach lifestyle. Greg studied Marketing at CSU Fullerton and is extremely passionate about Photography and Hockey. When he’s not running our digital presses, he can be found on a scenic vista with camera in hand or on a plane on his way to his next adventure.

Pantone: PMS 7500

Font: American Typewriter

Paper: Chipboard

 
KATIE   Katie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and spend 6 years living in Brighton, UK. Now happily settled in Orange County, she loves to go on hikes or to the beach with her husband Matt, daughter Quinn and Boston Terrier Moxie. She has a BFA and an MFK from UMBC and a professional background in print design.    Pantone: Process black  Font: Brandon Grotesque  Paper: GMUND Electric Blood

KATIE

Katie grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and spend 6 years living in Brighton, UK. Now happily settled in Orange County, she loves to go on hikes or to the beach with her husband Matt, daughter Quinn and Boston Terrier Moxie. She has a BFA and an MFK from UMBC and a professional background in print design.

Pantone: Process black

Font: Brandon Grotesque

Paper: GMUND Electric Blood

ANNIE   Annie was born and bred in Southern California. She has a BA in Media Studies from University of Redlands (Go Dogs!) and a professional background in marketing and print. She loves Shrek, French bulldogs and Ina Garten. You can also find her designing wedding invites at  gingerlydesignco.com .    Pantone: PMS 919U  Font: Papyrus  Paper: GMUND Mat 59

ANNIE

Annie was born and bred in Southern California. She has a BA in Media Studies from University of Redlands (Go Dogs!) and a professional background in marketing and print. She loves Shrek, French bulldogs and Ina Garten. You can also find her designing wedding invites at gingerlydesignco.com.

Pantone: PMS 919U

Font: Papyrus

Paper: GMUND Mat 59

BRIANNA   Brianna comes to us from the great city of Seattle, Washington. She earned a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Biola University in 2018, and has a background in letterpress and printmaking. She loves to rock climb, visit museums, and you’ll never guess what else!   Pantone: PMS 107U  Font: Dapifer  Paper: Paper Presentation Papaya

BRIANNA

Brianna comes to us from the great city of Seattle, Washington. She earned a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from Biola University in 2018, and has a background in letterpress and printmaking. She loves to rock climb, visit museums, and you’ll never guess what else!

Pantone: PMS 107U

Font: Dapifer

Paper: Paper Presentation Papaya

GERRY   Hailing from Puebla, Mexico, Gerry is a man of many hats, both literally and figuratively. He can do a little of just about everything in the shop. On a typical day he can be found edge-foiling, edge-painting, duplexing, screen printing, or die-cutting, all while moonlighting as a pianist.    Pantone: PMS 2746U  Font: Regina Black  Paper: Mohawk Keaykolour Chili Pepper

GERRY

Hailing from Puebla, Mexico, Gerry is a man of many hats, both literally and figuratively. He can do a little of just about everything in the shop. On a typical day he can be found edge-foiling, edge-painting, duplexing, screen printing, or die-cutting, all while moonlighting as a pianist.

Pantone: PMS 2746U

Font: Regina Black

Paper: Mohawk Keaykolour Chili Pepper

JUAN   All the way from Mexico City, Mexico, Juan is our master of foil. Juan is a wizard when it comes to locking down tough registration and getting that beautiful, crisp foil coverage that our clients have come to expect from us. Outside of the shop he enjoys running and going to the gym.    Pantone: PMS 135U  Font: Calafia  Paper: Gmund Bier Papier Ale

JUAN

All the way from Mexico City, Mexico, Juan is our master of foil. Juan is a wizard when it comes to locking down tough registration and getting that beautiful, crisp foil coverage that our clients have come to expect from us. Outside of the shop he enjoys running and going to the gym.

Pantone: PMS 135U

Font: Calafia

Paper: Gmund Bier Papier Ale

RON   Ron is an Orange County native, but he is a man of many places and trades. Ron has a wealth of knowledge on just about everything. When he’s not letterpressing away with the fastest hands in the west, Ron enjoys the great outdoors and playing his Martin guitar.    Pantone: No Pantones for Ron; he’s a blind letterpress sort of guy.  Font: Hobeaux  Paper: 220# FL White Lettra

RON

Ron is an Orange County native, but he is a man of many places and trades. Ron has a wealth of knowledge on just about everything. When he’s not letterpressing away with the fastest hands in the west, Ron enjoys the great outdoors and playing his Martin guitar.

Pantone: No Pantones for Ron; he’s a blind letterpress sort of guy.

Font: Hobeaux

Paper: 220# FL White Lettra