8 Decades, 4 Generations

Since 1932, Royal Printers has been committed to providing BC businesses with a Single Source Solution for their printing requirements. Decades later, the tradition lives on. This is the story of how it all started.



The Beginning

Royal Printers opened its doors in 1932. It was started by John Edward Gieschen in his garage, who served friends and family around the New Westminster area. The company began as a small sheet-fed commercial printer, producing small black and white prints on demand.



Business Forms

In 1960, John’s son Stan helped Royal Printers expand their services to include business forms by purchasing their first rotary press. At the time, Royal Printers was known as the one and only business forms printer in New West. To this day, business forms continue to play a large role in Royal Printers’ success.



Color Printing

Royal Printers introduced color printing to their line-up in 1980 with the purchase of a 2-color press called the Commander. At the time, achieving full-color required running the paper through the press twice. Shortly after, Lee and Alan Gieschen joined their father Stan.



Online Web2print

At the turn of the millennium, Royal launched their online Web2Print software. Clients are given a unique log in for the system, which provides secure access to their personalized printing catalogue. Not only do they not have to pick up the phone to order, but clients can even modify the content of standard jobs and preview it in real-time!



Redefining Sustainability

Royal Printers took a huge leap during in 2013; the company introduced a wide selection of Agripapers, including the Wheat Sheet & Sugar Sheet to support their mandate. Royal has also become certified by Bullfrog Power as BC’s first Green Energy Printer. As well, Bryce and Chelsea Gieschen joined their father and uncle, Lee and Alan.