By Léo Azambuja

Ink Spot owner Marynel Valenzuela and press operator Don Newhouse.

Ink Spot owner Marynel Valenzuela and press operator Don Newhouse.

For almost three decades, Ink Spot Quality Printing Corp. has been providing instrumental support for Kaua‘i’s businesses and residents. Personalized service, diversification, competitive rates, experience, top-notch products and creativity have kept this little print shop in Līhu‘e in business all these years.

“There’s a variety (of services) when you come here,” owner Marynel Valenzuela said. “If you want a one-stop-shop, this is the place.”

Whether you need a single photocopy or thousands of brochures, Ink Spot can do it. The company’s large array of services include photocopies, business cards, posterboards, invitations, letterheads, brochures, rack cards, programs, pamphlets, banners, decals, flyers, tickets, menus, gift certificates, promotional items, packaging and more. They even do fingerprinting.

Marynel Valenzuela

Marynel Valenzuela

Ink Spot also has a team of graphic designers to assist clients who don’t have a camera-ready product. Their clientele range from local residents to small and large business owners, hotels and resorts of all sizes, restaurants, nonprofit organizations and event promoters.

Valenzuela said doesn’t turn away clients asking for special services.

“It doesn’t stop right there just because we don’t do it,” she said, adding her staff will help the client by finding a third party printer that can do what he or she wants, and will also consider assistance from another company or find someone else who can do the job manually.

“That’s the extended business that I would offer,” Valenzuela said.

Ink Spot has been in business for 28 years, originally opened by Tom Brown. For Valenzuela, it all started in 1997, when she first came into the store as a customer. Seeing how busy the print shop was, she helped out people at the desk. Brown saw it, and offered her a job. In 2004, she bought the business from Brown.