Do you have any questions regarding our printing and finishing? Take a look at the below frequently asked questions and the answers we have provided. 

If you have any further questions, be sure to give us a call at 802.899.2708 or fill out the contact us form. We’d be happy to help you!

What is a union print shop?

A union printer is one who has a contract with a union, ensuring higher pay, better benefits and improved workplace standards for employees. We are the only union print shop located in Vermont.

What does this mean for our customers?

We can print any job that requires a union label. If requested, we can place our union label (bug) on each printed piece to inform consumers that the item was printed with a Union Printer. This option is provided at NO EXTRA COST.

Is a union printer more expensive?

No. First Step Print Shop has some of the most competitive pricing on offset printing. Our rates are hard to beat!

How do I get my files to you?

Most of our customers use email to send us order specifications, artwork or design ideas. Or you can stop in and discuss your ideas in person. 

We work with a variety of design programs, including Adobe products, and accept multiple file formats, such as, .tif, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .eps, .ai, .indd, .psd, .doc, and .docx

What is the union label?

The union label (bug) is a small, discreet label that indicates support of union labor and high quality workmanship. The AFL/CIO affiliated union label signifies quality workmanship and an above average working environment. By displaying our Vermont union label (bug) you show your support and solidarity for the thousands of unionized workers in all industries.

What does the union have to do with political printing?

Candidates running for office and elected officials show their support of union labor by getting political campaign materials printed through a union printer.

Does First Step Print Shop print for political campaigns?

Yes. All aspects of political campaign direct mailing including postcard and brochure direct mailers, door hangers, palm cards, rack cards, lawn signs, letterhead, envelopes, contribution envelopes, lapel stickers, rally signs, posters, and even banners. We can meet all of your political campaign printing needs, from single color to full color.