Our team is dedicated to the work we do. You invest time and energy into the projects you trust us with. That’s why we take so much care, even with the small stuff. We love what we do and we’re dedicated to our customers. From our customer service department, through graphic design and production, our employees take personal ownership of your project. We have extensive knowledge and over 150 years of combined experience to provide our clients with outstanding finished products.
Here are a few of the people you’ll be talking with when you work with us on your next project:
Owner, Susan Valdes, is the team leader. She founded Print Express in 1999 after working in the print industry for six years. She initially operated the business from her home, with the den serving as the office and the garage as the press room. Over the years, she expanded the home printing company into an organization with a permanent retail location. She has a passion for printing and understands all of the areas associated with it. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs.
Sam has been working in the print industry for over 10 years. She understands the various areas and can fill in where needed. The retail location opened in 2005 and Sam has served as a resource for all customers since then. She enjoys reading and spending time with friends and her two rescue dogs.
Lucille has been working in the print industry for years and joined the company in 2017. She primarily works in customer service, but isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and help in the back. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and her Labrador mix. The warm weather always encourages a garden too.
Diana is fairly new to the print industry, but it turns out she has a knack for it. You’ll find her friendly face up front helping customers and working on estimates. She enjoys checking out local attractions and finding new restaurants.
Mariah has been around Print Express for a while and has transitioned to an assistant in all areas. You may see her up front entering data, or in the back binding books or preparing marketing mail. She is the proud owner of two adorable cats and enjoys spending quality time with those she loves.
Kevin was an adventurer and received his degree in graphic design from a school in Kansas. He’s been with us since 2012 and you’ll come to rely on his calm professionalism just like we have. From projects simple to complex, he will help you create a design you’ll be proud of. Kevin enjoys watching movies and reading when he’s not designing.
Bryan is one of our graphic designers and has his degree in graphic design. He joined our firm in 2016 and quickly recognized the opportunities available for creative combinations of print and digital media. Always up for a challenge, he is ready to help clients turn their ideas into a final product. He enjoys video games and going to the gym.
Ric has been around since the founding of the company, though he had been in the printing industry for years before. While Susan was busy getting clients, Ric was busy printing the orders in the garage at their house. As the business grew he slowly transitioned to be the delivery driver. Make sure you wave to him when you see him out and about! He enjoys playing guitar and keeping up with current events.
Shop Dog and Security
Cayman has been the shop dog for a few years now. He was rescued while running down a busy street here in Albuquerque, and his then-owner decided to give him away. His daily duties include following whoever has food, barking at delivery drivers and other strangers, playing a solid game of fetch, naps, and watching for any potential danger. At home he enjoys patrolling for birds and cats, watching some TV, and being cuddled.
The Entire Team
Front and Back Members
Here’s the whole team! We’ve grown quite a bit, and many in this picture work in the back finishing your projects. In this picture we had a long day of training and decided to try out some team building at The Escape Room. Our team may not have escaped, but we had fun doing it!