Progress Printers
We Guarantee Our Work!
Progress Printers, Inc. has been a fixture in Northern Michigan for over 150 years. It all began when, in 1859, the Traverse Bay Progress newspaper and print shop was launched. Over the years, the Progress changed hands and changed names a number of times, all the while residing in Elk Rapids, MI. The printing portion of the business grew and eventually, the paper was sold.

In 1982 Jim Novak purchased Progress Printers, Inc. and in 1987 moved the company to their new location in Traverse City. With a focus on quality printing, reasonable pricing, and superior service, Progress Printers, Inc. has grown to be one of the leading printers in the region.

Because Progress Printers, Inc. is family owned and operated, staff and clients alike are treated as part of the family. This approach has served Jim well in low employee turnover and long term client relationships. In fact, 12 employees that are on staff have been employed by Progress for at least 5 years. The same holds true for clients, a number of whom have been served by Progress for many years.

With the launch of the new Progress Printers, Inc. website, it is our hope to grow the business beyond Northern Michigan while retaining the high standards that we and our customers have come to expect.

Our Guarantee
If your finished job does not reasonably resemble your approved color proof, contains abnormal imperfections, or if we have failed to follow your written instructions, Progress Printers, Inc. will reprint your job free.

This guarantee does not apply to errors or corrections that were contained in your proof, but not noted on your approved proof form. Progress Printers, Inc. does not guarantee any color matches on its gang run post card products.

Areas We Serve
We are proud to serve all of Michigan, including Northern Michigan. We provide custom printing services and green printing services to Antrim County, Benzie County, Charlevoix County, Cheboygan County, Crawford County, Emmet County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Lake County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Mason County, Missaukee County, Osceola County, Otsego County and Wexford County.

Progress Printers, Inc.
1445 Woodmere
Traverse City, MI 49686