About Us

Mari and Gary

Dakota Press is committed to our clients, the environment and our community.

With over 30 years of experience, Dakota Press is your source for all your printing needs. From prepress to production to finishing and mailing, we have the tools to help you produce a superior product.

Our Community

Dakota Press employees live and raise their families in the Bay Area. We consider it our responsibility to create jobs and improve the quality of life everywhere, starting in our own community. Our main objective at Dakota Press, Inc. is to create a type of company that we would like to work for: one that cares about their employees and gives them the opportunity to succeed without compromising their integrity. We try to treat all employees with respect and compassion.

Being Green

Bay Area Green Business seal

At Dakota Press, we strive to provide a “healthy” work environment and therefore are proud to be certified as a Bay Area Green Business. We truly do care about our environment, the printing industry and our children’s future and want to employ sustainable business practices. Our green policies include:

  • Creating practices that reduce waste by increasing product efficiency.
  • Purchasing products that minimize environmental impacts, toxics, pollution and hazards to our employees and community.
  • Purchasing products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their production and shipping.
  • Purchasing products that include recycled content are durable and long-lasting, conserve energy and water, use agricultural fibers and residues, use unbleached or chlorine free manufacturing processes, are lead-free and mercury-free, and use wood from sustainably harvested forests.

Women’s Business Enterprise

Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

In December 2012, we received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Astra Women’s Business Alliance, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC national standard of certification implemented by Astra Women’s Business Alliance is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

About WBENC: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 1,000 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.


Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council

ncmsdc_mbeOn May 31, 2013, in accordance with the certification guidelines set forth by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Dakota Press was certified as a Minority Business Enterprise.