November 19, 2018 - We chose Country Press because it is an hour drive from us and in fairly close proximity to where we live as I thought I would have to go in and talk to them several times. I was dubious of other places that never had a live person answer their phone or whose calls went to a call center. I googled "printing" in our zip code and they came up. So I called. Immediately, I found a difference in the way they do business. But do not let their zip code or yours deter you from having them do your printing!! It doesn't matter!! I never set foot in their plant.
They also were reasonably priced. They answered their phones, even if I called 3x in one day! [No caller ID screening with them. if they were open for business they answered their phone!] They developed a bond of trust with us with their honest, open and clear communication. If Mike was going to go away for a week and not be available, he'd say so. There was no black hole he fell into while we were anxiously waiting for a returned call or email They were responsive each and every time. Mike almost always answered the phone and he was right on target w/our work. If he couldn't give me an answer right away, he said he'd get back to me, and he always did within the time frame he said it would take him to give me an answer. Sometimes it was immediate, sometimes he had to refer to my doc. Sometimes he asked to speak to an IT person because that's not my skill set and sometimes I didn't know what he was requesting of me or I didn't know how to send it according to his specs.
Other printers sent me a copy of their finished product for me to review. So when I asked Mike if he could mail me a few samples of their work he said, "Send me your manuscript! I'll give you a sample of yours!!" WOW! And he did. A sample of our finished product, from cover to cover. It took us time to figure out what our front and back cover would look like and Mike said that was OK to work on that and get back to him. We weren't ready at that point with a finished product and were in the fact finding stage. So we did our 'homework' and got back to him. It made sense to see a sample copy of our finished product rather than someone else's.
He wanted to give us a copy as near to perfect of the finished product as possible. They're no rush job to get you done and out of their hair!! But when we considered it finally done on our end, we had edited and reviewed the sample copy, made necessary corrections, they printed 'final copies' and sent it out immediately. They take pride in their work and their customer's satisfaction. When the boxes arrived, we knew w/confidence it would be perfect.
Mike tweaked our doc to make sure everything was centered and the photos clear and the layout what was we wanted. Their recommendations, knowledge and direction were priceless. We had visions of our finished product and Mike would recommend a different font or a different finished size. We always deferred to him and we were happy, happy, happy!
We never stepped foot into their plant and our printing came out perfect! We did all our business over the phone and via internet. Delivery was immediate. Doesn't matter where you live! Brooksey made sure our delivery arrived in a timely manner to meet our deadline! His British accent and jovial tone always set us at ease and that what we wanted was possible and Country Press would take care of it. When Mike answered the phone, I recognized his voice immediately, and I knew that whatever my question was, it would be solved with their know-how.
Mike and Brooksey are amazing, thorough, precise, and on the ball! No question is too difficult, no job too large or too small, and they are patient! Their work is stellar, flawless. Look no further!!
September 24, 2018 - We have operated an independent publishing firm for close to a decade now. When our long-standing printer dropped the ball on an extremely important and high visibility book project, I was blessed to find Country Press. Mike and his professional staff were a godsend. Not only did they produce an excellent product, but the books were available in time to save both the author and us an incredible amount of embarrassment at previously scheduled events. We remain so grateful for having met Mike and recommend his company to anyone who desires courteous, timely, and professional service.
February 2, 2018 - Since finding Mike (and Dave) at The Country Press, we finally have books which are superior to any we have printed before. We had no idea that books could look so good and also be reasonably priced.
Mike is easy to talk to, and he is thorough in discussing what I need done. He catches any mistakes I may have made, and he goes far beyond other printers have done, even adding page numbers when I have not done them right. He doesn't just print the books; he checks to make sure that the covers are okay and if they are not, he suggests making changes.
I am more encouraged and enthusiastic about selling them now; they look SO good!
I will never go anywhere else for printing needs, and I encourage you all to check them out! You will be
as delighted as I am!
February 2, 2018 - Country Press printing is amazing! The customer service was great and the turnaround time on our books was phenomenal! If you are looking for a super quick turnaround with amazing professional work, then LOOK NO FURTHER than Country Press. They wont disappoint you!
May 23 - I was referred to Country Press by a friend and have found them to be the most personable, resourceful and professional printers I have worked with thus far. This was my first book, and Mike and Dave were so patient with me. I will definitely use them again!
March 11 - After a careful evaluation of the twenty-seven quote proposals for this particular job, it was determined that The Country Press, Inc. quote proposal was deemed the lowest bidder and, after a careful evaluation, most highly recommended amongst a number of municipalities in Massachusetts. For this reason, it is clear the The Country Press, Inc. is a good fit to partner with the Town to proceed forward with this project.
September 18 - I came to Country Press after working with another printer and feeling very frustrated by the process. As a new author, I had very limited knowledge of printing and had a lot of concerns given my past experience. Mike and his team answered all of my questions quickly, helped me solve my problems, and made me feel at ease. I am so happy with the finished product and will definitely be using Country Press again.
September 2 - The team at Country Press is phenomenal. We've used them several times to create galleys (advance reading copies) for our author clients. The quality of their work is so good that oftentimes it is difficult to tell the difference between the galleys Country Press creates and the finished books from the actual book publisher. And they're fast!
July 16 -
We used the services of Country Press for the first time this year - 2015.
Their customer service is far and above any other company I have used for
street list books in my fifteen years here as City Clerk. They were
immediately responsive to phone calls and emails and the finished product
was great. Will definitely be a return customer!
April 1 -
Out of the many presses 826 has worked with, Country Press has been the most seamless. Their customer service was spot-on with quick response time, willingness to make last minute changes to the print job, and the fast turn-around on the final product. Mike and Dave were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to continuing to do so in the future.
January 21 - The program book 300th anniversary has been distributed, it
has been puffed in the newspapers and on local TV, and its publication has
been promoted in just about every corner ---all with great
The feedback is that it looks great and everyone has sent along their kudos.
The kick-off event is tomorrow night--so our timing was just right.
Many thanks to you both, again, for making the project happen on time and
with such a great look!
December 9 - Returning to publishing after a 20-year hiatus, I lucked out by finding The Country Press. Their turn-around time has been excellent, and the quality is equal to or exceeds the best I'd seen with offset printing.Their competitive pricing makes my new business more profitable.
November 6 - Huge thanks to Dave and the hardworking crew of Country Press!! They consistently deliver a top quality product to my specifications at an excellent price. They know who I am when I call and they are immediately on top of my needs. As a bestselling indie-author, I am expected to produce books that not only look like they have come from the big six publishing houses, but can sit alongside well-known NYT bestsellers at Barnes and Noble. I am constantly asked who my publisher is and people are shocked to find out that I AM my publisher and Country Press is my printer. I am always recommending Country Press to my fellow writers, including Dean Coe, whose picture book looks stunning thanks to them. You can’t go wrong with Dave and the crew – and even better, they too are perfectionists.
July 21 - I would like to extend my thanks to the folks at Country Press for your nice work on my short run of perfect bound books. They arrived a week ahead of schedule and well within your projected estimate of the cost of this printing. It is a pleasure in this age to be able to phone in and discuss an order without having to go through layers of automated voice messaging. I appreciate the accessibility and helpfulness of all those at Country Press who made this printing a success. Well done!
June 03 - Annual Town Reports were delivered last Thursday – right on time even though I missed a deadline on my end. They look incredible. I want to thank you for the nice job Country Press did on the printing.
I also wanted to let you know that Dave was extremely courteous, professional and downright a pleasure to work with. He was always there to answer a question or to make some tiny little change I suggested – and always with a kind word and a smile. He completely saved me from having to re-key the Town
Accountant’s entire report, so it would be no stretch to say he single-handedly saved my sanity.
It’s not often one receives this kind of service these days.
Thank you again,
November 06 - I meant to write you earlier this week to tell you how FANTASTIC the cookbook looks — and how incredibly happy it made my mother-in-law. She was so thrilled with how lovely it looked that she was literally in tears when she called me.
And it's a big hit with others as well. My husband and his brother were in Florida with her this past week. They held a giant yard sale so all her friends and neighbors came by and the cookbook was a HUGE hit with everyone. The local bookstore wants to carry and the newspaper is going to do an article about it.
Thank you both so much for your advice and wonderful responsiveness.
Dave, I am particularly grateful you worked wonders with the production schedule and mailing so it got there the day my husband and brother arrived! Just perfect timing!
With much appreciation,
September 04 - I kept forgetting to write you back and just remembered today. The books look great and are moving like hotcakes.You guys did great work and I've been recommending Country Press left and right. Much thanks and my best.
August 09 - I just want to say a big Thank You! for your professionalism and expert handling of my book orders. You guys are simply the best! I deeply appreciate Dave’s patience through the process as I made many changes. He constantly goes ‘above and beyond the call’ to make sure my printing needs are met. Professionalism, reasonably priced, quality work, and quick turn around are exactly what I need, and Country Press has delivered them all! I am very pleased with your great service. What a friendly company Country Press is!
April 16 - Thank you for everything…..the report looks terrific……
Once again, pleasure working with all of you, and especially Steve….he is AWESOME!
April 11 - Everything came out perfect. Thanks again for such a smooth transaction and professionalism. Have a great spring/Summer!!!
April 9 - Thanks for your usual excellent work and marvelous attitude.
April 4 - The book just arrived, and your cover is just beautiful. Please congratulate your production/manufacturing team for a wonderful job -- the colors are vivid and the image is sharp. We are proud to be credited. Thanks for sending it--I'm putting it aside to read--with the nifty bookmark, I might add.
February 18 - Hi Mike, I received the 300 books today. Thanks for all your work. You did everything you said you would. I will definitely hire you again.
November 25 - I have received all of my that books you printed and all look very good. Your service has been excellent and I look forward to more business with you.
November 21 - We received The Papal Plan for Restoration sample book of today and we cannot find words to express how pleased we are with the book. It is absolutely spectacular!! Thank you so much!
October 16 - Wow, what great service!!
The books arrived this morning and they look great!!
Thanks for printing them so quickly and sending them out so I can bring them to the Kenyon's fall festival this weekend. I have book orders already and my shops want them too so they should be a good holiday item.
September 12 - The Lions of Massachusetts District 33N are very happy with the services provided to us by Counrty Press and its staff. Country Press published our annual Roster Book and were very responsive to all our needs and requests. Their services were prompt and always timely. We are very pleased with our publication and happy to provide our endorsement of the competive price and the professional services of Country Press.
August 15 - Thanks for taking the time to talk to me on the phone and explain your services. I really appreciate it, and you just significantly reduced my stress level because I've discovered that you are going to be great to work with and you make the process easier. I'm looking forward to working with you. I'll be in touch as soon as my files are ready.
Tanya J. Peterson
August 13 - I have just completed writing a book on my family history. It includes four years of research, as well as photos and documentation. I could not have made a better choice than The Country Press to be the printer. Dave Brooks went above and beyond my expectations, and personally took the time to assist me in developing and formatting the book. Completing the work and being able to share the results with family and friends has become a reality because of Dave's help.
When I was searching for a printer I read the testimonials and was impressed. Now I can add my own. Thank you Mike, Dave, and the team at The Country Press for your great customer service.
July 26 - Dear Mr. Pinto – I would like to commend David Brooks for the outstanding assistance provided to the
town for the production of the annual town report. He was extremely
professional and helpful and provided the necessary support to meet the many changes
required in this year’s report
Again, many thanks for producing a quality report.
Jan 12 - After a decade in the business, I can tell a good printer from a bad one and Country Press is definitely at the top of the list. Mike, Dave and the rest of the Country Press team are some of the most professional, responsive and competent folks that I have ever worked with. I have printed several books with them and I can rest assured that my files are handled properly and that the end product is one that I am proud of.
Thank You Very Much, Dave;
You answered my questions and then pointed me toward the right "how-to" necessities.
Excellent customer service; much appreciated!
Christina Anne Taylor
Apr 12 - Dave – Thank you so much for all your hard work on the Town Report to ensure that it arrived yesterday afternoon prior to our Town Meeting. It looks perfect – from the front cover to the back. As always, it was nice working with you!
Jan 12 - It’s relatively easy to find a printer willing to take your money but it’s difficult to find one who
does so much more than print your pages. I have worked with numerous printers up and down
the eastern seaboard and was always looking for someone more accommodating. By a stroke of
good fortune I met a publisher who told me about Country Press of Lakeville, Massachusetts and
I have never looked back. I work in the area of sporting books which includes fishing, hunting
and boating and the staff at CP has delivered five titles in outstanding fashion and their skill and
suggestions have refined my books and taken my work to the next level. Just this past week they
ran a partial order so I could have books in hand for a weekend trade show. You just can’t beat
that kind of service.
Jan 12 - "Working with The Country Press for the publication of our recent book has been a great
experience. The end product was excellent, and it was only surpassed by the invaluable service
provided during the process. My thanks go to Mike Pinto for his diligent help in returning calls
and e-mails on time, as well as to Dave Brooks for his patience and willingness to listen to
every request that was made of him.
Ana Osan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages
Jan 12 - "I just want to wish you and the crew at The Country Press a happy and
prosperous new year.
We are extremely satisfied with your products and exemplary customer
service. I never have to worry once an order is placed. You folks
consistently deliver on time and as promised. Our most sincere thanks
to you all. Keep up the good work. You are much more than just a
supplier to us.
You are a trusted part of our business family."
Apr 10 - "AMAZING…….people have been coming in since town meeting asking for additional copies of the report. Thank you for your patience with all the craziness and different versions this year. Send us an invoice and we’ll get you processed right away. Looking forward to next year!"
Town in MA
Apr 10 - "I cannot thank you enough!!! The books were just delivered and on a quick glance look fantastic. I’ll check them out better tonight, but I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all that everyone did to get them here today. You truly are an outstanding, professional team to work with, and the quality of the finished product reflects that. Thanks a million!"
Town in MA
Apr 10 - "Just wanted to let you know that you did a wonderful job on our Town Report and I love the way the cover came out. Thank you both for being so accommodating and easy to work with.
Apr 10 - "We got lots of compliments from people already. Apparently this may be the best report our office has designed yet. So rewarding, but couldn’t have done it without your wonderful help and phenomenal quality and decent price. THANK YOU for everything!
Mar 10 - "My book arrived and I'm so pleased with how it looks. Thank you both for your help and great work. Diamonds in the Snow will be given away to hundreds of women who have battled breast cancer. Hopefully there will be a second printing soon."
Maureen Hogan Lutz
Author, Diamonds in the Snow
Apr 09 - "Just wanted to drop a note to say FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Town Report came out awesome – everyone loves the cover! So a great big THANK YOU for your assistance. It was really a pleasure working with you and job well done! One more favor – can I get the final Town Report on disk or via e-mail so we can post it on our website . Thanks again for everything."
Mar 2009 - "I really appreciate the service I receive from you and your team."
For over 45 years, The Country Press has made it our mission to provide a full range of cost effective services to publishers and authors throughout North America. We have been a pioneer in the design, development, and manufacturing of short run printed material, advance reader copies, bound galleys, to wide audiences around the world. We also print annual reports and warrants for town governments throughout New England.
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