It all started back in the 70's working for Swalley Printing Company in Birmingham, AL for 6 years, my jobs included running presses, folders, preparing shipping and receiving. The owner of the company also gave me three pieces of equipment that were used to start Santos Printing later in 1985.
In the early 80's I worked for Empire Press in Birmingham, AL for my uncle, Calvin Barnett, the man who taught me everything there was to know in the printing business.
Then in 1985, the original shop was started in a 12' x 12' wood building, in Hokes Bluff, AL, with the three pieces of equipment given to me by Swalley Printing back in the late 70's. Jim Lee at Learning Systems Technologies in Hokes Bluff was my first customer and from there it has grown every year since.
One and a half years later I was approached by David Reeves of Modern Printing to join forces with him and his company. Later he left the business after due to family losses that required him to move out of town.
Shortly thereafter I moved to Second and Broad Street renting the old Amsouth Bank building. This is the location that the company officially became Santos Printing Company.
The company stayed at this location for 4 years before moving again to the old Hagedorn building on Broad Street. The company stayed at this location for 10 years before making one last move to my present location at 508 Broad Street in Gadsden, AL, where the company has been doing business to date.
In the nearly 30 years that I have been in business, customers have come from across the country including New York, California, Florida, Tennessee, countless others, plus the Bahamas. The client base to date covers over 7000 customers providing everything from business cards, custom logos, letterheads, basically anything that can be printed.
If there is anything in printing or marketing materials that you need we are your one stop source for it all.
Thanks for stopping by the website and your interest in Santos Printing!
David Santos - Proprietor
We take pride in everything we do and customer satisfaction is Job #1