Black Dog Press, LLC was founded by a printing salesman who needed to find a printshop that was willing to print for him and “leave enough on the table” that he could make a living at re-selling the print.
He quickly recognized that other professionals who sold printing faced the same “we don’t want to print for our competition” problem that he did, and started Black Dog Press as a remedy to the situation. Immediately, several other printing brokers started to use Black Dog Press as their “printshop without rent and employees”.
He started off with a Macintosh and A.B. Dick 365 press and just kept on going, adding equipment as work merited it.