Assorted wood letters for wood type printing

Since 1924

Brandes Printing Company’s mission is to serve businesses and private individuals with the best quality offset and digital commercial printing and related services under one roof. Our commitment to customer satisfaction goes far beyond what other printers promise and the fact that our customers’ keep coming back is the true measure of our success.

Why order from Brandes Printing Company?

Unlike online printers where you never see a human face, or touch a piece of paper, or even see an address listed most of the time, Brandes Printing has been in the same location for close to 85 years. You can feel confident that your project is in good hands.

Family portrait

Homer and Micki, the brother and sister team behind Brandes Printing Company.


  • Letterheads
  • Envelopes
  • Notepads


  • Business Cards
  • Postcards
  • Rack Cards
  • Folding Cards


  • Flyers
  • Sell Sheets / Catalog Sheets
  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Door Hangers
  • Newsletters
  • Direct Mailer
  • Booklets


  • Business Forms (NCR)
  • Menus
  • Presentation Folders
  • Tabbed Dividers
  • Labels


  • Greeting Cards
  • Holiday Cards
  • Wedding Invitations

About Our Company

Located in Berkeley, California, Brandes has been in the printing business since 1924. With a combined expertise of over 200 years, we are a full service commercial printing company offering pre-press, full-color offset printing, digital color printing, 2-color printing, spot color printing, letterpress, engraving, thermography and bindery services. Our experienced technicians do the work on most printing jobs in house, and utilize the services of the best local trade shops around for those that require special handling or fulfillment.

You won’t see Brandes Printing advertised in newspapers or on TV. Instead, ask any of our satisfied clients; they’re the ones who spread the word about our excellent quality and personalized service and we take great pride in our reputation.


Brandes Printing is committed to minimizing our company’s impact on the environment while providing quality products for our customers. We offer a wide assortment of recycled papers and print with soy or vegetable-based inks using no or low VOC solvents. As a California printer, we are faced with the toughest environmental challenges in the nation and our company is in compliance with all local, county, state and federal guidelines.

Group of 5 images showing our printing facility


Brandes’ printing capabilities range from simple black and white copies, digital color printing and one through full-color offset printing to art quality reproduction. We have an experienced, professional staff and the latest equipment to provide the highest quality printing available at amazingly affordable prices.

Offset Printing on Heidelberg Presses
4-color process or spot color using metal plates from negatives or direct to plate.

  • Heidelberg 29″  Maximum printable area: 20-1/8″ x 28-3/8″
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster 52  Maximum printable area: 14-1/8″ x 20-1/8″
  • Heidelberg GTO 20″  Maximum printable area: 13-3/8″ x 19-7/8″

Digital Color Printing — High end digital color printing

  • Creo® rip for advanced color management
  • Maximum printable area: 12″ x 18″ with bleed (13″ x 19″ sheet size)
  • In-line stapler finisher produces saddle-stitched booklets up to 36 pages

Bindery and Finishing — If it folds, we can do it.

  • Folding Styles  Single fold, tri-fold (letter), roll fold (barrel fold), parallel fold, gate fold, accordion fold, french fold, map fold
  • Binding Styles  Saddle-stitch, perfect bound, spiral binding, wire-o punch-and-bind
  • Heidelberg Windmill  Numbering, imprinting, scoring, perforating, embossing, die-cutting


  • Digital film output
  • Digital color proofs — Output up to 12″ x 18″
  • Traditional film based prepress available
  • Copy camera for flat art reproduction (Sizes up to 20″ x 26″)
Member Visual Media Alliance, Member National Association of Printers and Lithographers, Printed on a Heidelberg
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Brandes Printing Company

726 Addison Street ~ Berkeley, California 94710
510 841-2085
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 3pm

“Brandes is the only printer I will recommend to other people. They have printed over 800,000 greeting cards for me over the years, and the quality of their work has contributed to the success of my own business.”

— Kate Harper Designs