Picky Print Production is your partner of choice when producing printed materials. From business cards to billboards, Picky Print has been an industry leader for over 25 years, supplying top-quality printing to a wide variety of clients in Los Angeles. In addition to our printing expertise, we’ve added app design, graphic design and web design to our portfolio, allowing Picky Print to be your one-stop shop for all of your advertising, marketing, printing and online needs.
- Direct Mail
- Magazine Inserts
- On Page Advertising
- Specialty Items
Large Format & Offset Outdoor Advertising
- Vinyl Bulletins
- Paper Billboards
- Transit Advertising
- Fleet Graphics
- Vehicle Wraps
- On-Premise Signage
Advertising & Design
- App & Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Content Development
- Creative Development
- Marketing Strategy
With over 25 years of experience working for consumer advertising agencies, entertainment marketing agencies, corporate marketing departments and a large-format outdoor printer, Picky Print is an industry leader that will produce your projects accurately, on time and most of all, on budget.
Picky Print Production’s principal goal is to solve your most challenging digital imaging and offset printing needs in an effort to save you valuable time and energy.
Picky Print Production has established strategic partnerships with some of the pickiest printers in the graphic arts industry instilling trust, cooperation and most of all, flexibility with regard to all print-related work.
Picky Print Production utilizes extensive graphic arts resources including over 20 years of print production experience when producing your project.
Picky Print Production prides itself on providing personal attention to every detail of your project, overseeing every aspect from color matching to delivery.
- Ensure that original design and project objectives meet or exceed the current graphic arts industry production standards.
- Evaluate estimate specifications with appropriate Picky Print Partners in order to recommend changes that could improve both cost and perceived value.
- Coordinate and negotiate with Print Partners to ensure the purchase and production of high quality work at competitive prices.
- Establish production schedules for all phases of production including layout, mechanical, retouching, proofs, printing, imaging, finishing, fulfillment, installation and removal to ensure timely and accurate completion.
- Supervise production of mechanicals and digital imagery while continually improving the communication link between the client’s graphic services department and Print Partners.
- Perform on-site approvals during each phase of production to insure optimal color match and superior quality control.
- Maintain professional relationships with clients and Print Partners, utilizing sound leadership techniques.
KEN METZ BIO
Ken is the founder and sole proprietor of Picky Print Production, Inc. In January 2004, he revamped Picky Print Production from Freelance Print Producer to Print Broker, buying and selling printing. In an effort to shatter the much-maligned myth that print brokers are notoriously expensive and unnecessary extravagances, he created the title “Print Partner”. This simple modification to the advertising and marketing vernacular has helped change the perspective of print brokers in today’s fast-paced print buying environment.
During the past two years Ken has used his skills as a reputable Print Partner to manage projects in a range of media including outdoor advertising, brochures, catalogs, stationery, magazines and press kits for a client base comprised of advertising and entertainment agencies, corporate marketing departments, design firms, film festivals, manufactures, media buying agencies and publishers.
Prior to reinventing Picky Print, Ken was the Director of MetroMedia’s Los Angeles OnePrint Division, where he worked closely with the Account Directors to establish a one-stop shopping environment for outdoor print buyers in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and Denver. Prior to working with MetroMedia Ken developed a client perspective study suggesting better ways for the company at large to communicate with their clients. In addition, Ken brought to MetroMedia a fresh approach to selling multiple disciplines to seasoned print buyers.
Ken has worked with some of the most prominent agencies in the world of advertising, including Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA/Chiat Day, Foote Cone & Belding, Suissa Miller, Team One Advertising, Versus and The Cimarron Group on accounts such as; Toyota, Nissan, Infiniti, Acura, Lexus, Air New Zealand, eNutrition, Diesel Footwear, Sumitomo Bank, Yonex, Verbind, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Oralgiene, Beachnut Foods, Jenny Craig, Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park and Universal City Walk.
Prior to moving to LA, Ken, a Chicago native, worked for Frankel & Company, Abelson-Taylor Advertising, GRI Corporation, Campbell Mithun Advertising and Bentley Barnes & Lynn Advertising producing collateral, print ads and outdoor advertising materials on accounts such as; 360 Communications, Abbott Lab’s, Barton Brands, Bob Evans Sausage, Chicago Clean Streak, Corona Beer, ERA Realty, Epson Computers and Printers, Ford, G.D. Searle, Harris Bank, Humana Hospitals, John Nuveen, Kroger Food Stores, The Larsen Company, Leaps and Bounds, Marion Merrill Dow, Masonite, McDonald’s, Mezcal, Midway Airlines, Miles Laboratories, Monte Alban Tequila, Oldsmobile, Petsmart, Rape Victim Advocates, S.A.V.E. Continuity Club, Seiko Consumer Products, Squibb, Tap Pharmaceutical, Supercuts, World of Beauty Continuity Club and Visa.
Ken is an active member of the APALA (Advertising Production Association of Los Angeles) and won a Belding while working on the Lexus GS print campaign at Team One Advertising in 2000. When he’s not reinventing himself or his company, he collects mid-century antiques, otherwise know as 50’s kitsch. He also loves independent film and attends several film festivals throughout the year.