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The Optimist Printers was established in 1906 as a weekly newspaper and job shop called The Dalles Optimist, with a subscription rate of $1.50 per year. The founding Owner / Publisher Addison Bennett described the origin of the paper in its first issue: “It was simply born because I wanted to re-enter the newspaper field, and in looking around for a location, I selected The Dalles as the place apparently offering conditions the nearest my ideals.”

Addison Bennett sold The Dalles Optimist in 1932. In 1958 the weekly newspaper was sold to The Dalles Chronicle with the commercial printing portion of the business being renamed to The Optimist Printers. The Optimist Printers has changed ownership four times over the past 100 years but what hasn’t changed is its commitment to its service, quality of product and its dedication to its customers. Current owner Matt Herriges, has been here since 1981 and will continue to provide the community with the same commitment.

Matt

Matt

Matt has worked at the Optimist Printers since the age of 16. Now the owner for over 10 years, Matt oversees everyday operations of the shop in addition to outside sales.…

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Angie

Angie

Angie, the co-owner of Optimist Printers, runs our Apparel Department along with outside sales and customer service. A life long resident of The Dalles, Angie provides a strong local connection…

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Greg

Greg

Greg comes to Optimist Printers from the greater Los Angeles area. Greg has been working in the print industry for 30 years and is our lead customer service representative. Having…

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Kyle

Kyle

Kyle joined our team in 2015 as the lead for our Sign Department. With a background in graphic design/illustration and customer service, he can help you with any promotional need you…

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Sally

Sally

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Mark

Mark

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Mike

Mike

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Jon

Jon

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