Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

New print shop manager sees opportunities for growth

Story and photo by Jami LeBrun, Inland Register staff

(From the Aug. 19, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

Gib DominguezGib Dominguez comes to the Catholic Pastoral Center’s print shop after owning his own printing company. (IR photo)

The silence of the diocesan print shop in the basement of the Catholic Pastoral Center has finally been broken thanks to Gib Dominguez, the Spokane Diocese’ latest talented new hire. Now the lights are on, the presses are running and the smell of ink is strong as Dominguez brings the machines back to life.

Dominguez grew up in the Detroit area and joined the Air Force after high school. He spent four years in active duty in the munitions department and ten years in the reserves. He met his wife, Karen, while stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. After spending some time in Denver, the two of them came back to Spokane and got involved in the printing business.

Dominguez and his wife recently closed Franklin Press, a local Spokane print shop they had owned and operated for years, so they would have more time to spend with their two children. After looking around for a new job, Dominguez decided to bring his talents to the diocese. He has been in the printing business for about 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge and talent to offer. And there is very little he cannot do.

From glossy brochures to business cards to letter heads with matching full color envelopes, Dominguez can do it all; and he can design it, too.

“You can send me an idea on a computer or bring me a sloppy hand-drawn pencil sketch and I can design it,” he said.

According to Dominguez, the creative and design aspects are what he enjoys most about printing. He has books full of his creative designs, everything from wedding invitations to wine labels, that he is more than willing to show anyone.

Dominguez has tailored his services to suit diocesan needs. All parishes and Catholic organizations in the diocese are welcome to use his services at roughly 80 percent of retail costs.

“You’ll save money if you come here, guaranteed,” he said.

Dominguez is excited about opportunities for growth and looks forward to serving the Spokane Diocese. He can be reached for questions about printing services at (509) 358-7310 or in the basement of the Catholic Pastoral Center at 1023 W. Riverside, Spokane.

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