About Print Icon
Vahid Pourkay, president and founder of print icon, believes in following your passion. An aspiring entrepreneur at the age of 17, Vahid moved from his childhood home in Tehran, Iran to the United States, where he spent his days overseeing employees in his brother-in-law’s type shop. Nights, Vahid dove into the business of typography and fell in love with printing and design.
Within a year, Vahid opened a shop of his own and, after the release of the original Apple Macintosh in 1986, was among the first to embrace the digital printing revolution. In 2003, after years immersed in state-of-the-art technologies such as laser engraving and indigo printing, Vahid was drawn back to his roots. Determined to align his affinity for artisan print methods with his business, Vahid began purchasing 100-year-old printing presses. Along with modern techniques, print icon began offering customers artisan printing services, including letterpress, engraving, and foil stamping.
Today, Vahid is excited to continue his journey of bringing his passions of art and business together. At the new boutique, print icon’s exclusive blend of cutting edge and heritage printing services have evolved to include gilding, revolving art exhibitions, and a curated collection of gift and décor items.
Print Icon is passionate about artful personalization.
“I love to use our creativity in printing and paper, and bringing it together on a new level. For example, in our first gallery exhibit by Parviz Shapour, we had special paper hand-made, then re-printed the artist’s original drawings with heritage letterpress.” - Vahid Pourkay From heritage printing techniques to contemporary production methods such as laser cutting and indigo printing, print icon can create and custom-tailor any design or stationery item a customer may imagine.
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Ana is a gem. Always helpful, even at the end of a long day.
Excellent service! I have an empty name card and want to print the name on it. They did a wonderful job and made it exactly the same as other cards.
Very fast printing and extremely helpful!
they have ink printers. and they are producing amazing quality prints!!!! love itt!!
Wonderful Print set-up with amazing people to deliver world call services.
friends say yes, it is worth!
Really fast and experienced service as a walk in! Had everything I needed cut and folded the next morning :)
Best service - professional, fast, creative, human. Thank you !!!
Vahid and his company are a highly reputable printing company in New York City. They have been doing this since the 80's and are definitely one of the very *few* best printers in the city. I trust them to get my portfolio printed and they have no minimums, as many other high end printers do. They also have the highly coveted HP Indigo printer that prints WHITE ink. This printer does not have toner, so you don't have that shiny effect on photographs that you get with all the other laser printers. This bad boy costs half a million bucks, so you definitely get what you pay for. After scoping out at least ten other printers in the city, I decided to go with Print Icon for their quality, reputation, turnaround time (2 days) and affordable pricing. Vahid and his team are top-notch experts and you will not find another printer that can be beat. Of course, treat him with respect and you will find that it will be returned to you.
I have few contacts with people at Yodle and must say I feel confident they can help me do better due to their professional attitude.