Paradise printer closing

Paradise Post Printing going out of business after 35 years on the Ridge

Paradise Post Printing is closing after about 35 years in business and once serving as one of the largest employers on the Ridge.

The company’s 41 employees were informed on Friday (June 19) that the printing operation would close at the end of the month due to declining “print media usage and print buying habits,” said Manager Bruce Meissner. “Our revenue base has dropped to the point where it’s not sustainable for us to stay open.”

Paradise Post Printing opened in 1981 as an extension of the local newspaper and served customers including this paper and the Sacramento News & Review. The closure will not affect the twice-weekly Paradise Post newspaper, which has been printed at the Chico Enterprise-Record for about five years.

“We’re going to go out on a high note,” Meissner said. “We’re going to take care of our customers up until the day we close. There will be mixed emotions for a lot of people here, I’m sure.”