Welcome to Lakeside Press

Lakeside Press is located at 1334 Williamson Street, in the heart of Madison's historic Near East Side. Lakeside has been the printer of choice for Madison's progressive community and the Williamson-Marquette neighborhood for more than two decades, and while we have changed to meet the needs of our customers, expanding to offer services such as self-serve digital copiers, color copying and digital design, we continue to offer an affordable and quality mix of traditional offset and the newest in print solutions.

Today's Technologies

We have grown with the times and can offer a fully digital workflow for most jobs, from a handful of photo prints or business cards, to the largest binder punched course packet or saddle stitched newsletter. Our in-house capabilities include:

  • Full color digital photocopying and printing up to 13"x19", including:
    • 13"x19" color posters
    • 2-sided glossy color postcards
    • 2-sided color business cards
    • Bound color reports and booklets
  • Single-color offset printing up to 11"x17", including envelopes
  • Complete graphic design and prepress services
  • Digital photocopying to saddle stitched booklets, transparencies, 3-hole paper and more
  • Digital document scanning, archiving and print-on-demand
  • Large format paper cutting

Madison's Community Copy Shop

In addition to our professional production capabilities, we are Madison's only neighborhood copy shop, offering nearly all our equipment and services on a walk-in basis for anyone to use. We have become a favorite meeting spot and our walls are lined with information on upcoming community events, pertinent issues, and historic Madison lore.

We are open to the public during the hours our schedules permit, to provide the community with maximum access to the tools we provide. Our digital black and white copiers, digital color copier and C1 digital press are available for walk-in use, as is a customer computer networked to our printers and connected to our high speed Internet connection. We have an in-house wireless network available as well, for printing and browsing.

An Ethic of Empowerment

Where most business in the printing industry throw up walls, often literally, between their customers and the work that goes on behind the scenes, we believe in eliminating these barriers as much as possible. We will help you maximize your printing budget and improve the visual impact of your work, and we will help you understand the equipment and technology that we use, to help you make the best and most informed use of our printing resources.

As a community centered worker collective, Lakeside is not the means to any single person's personal wealth. Instead, we exist to enrich the community. For this reason, we stand alone among Madison's copy shops and printers, providing a quality product at a reasonable price, with the best possible service and dedication.

A Community Asset

We appreciate the thousands of individual customers and hundreds of organizations that have kept us in business since 1981, and it is with pride in our community that we can commit to being here as long as you need us, to help you share your words, pictures and ideas with one another and the world.

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