What does PM and the Moon have to do with printing? It goes back to our origin. Paul started doing some freelance work for a division of Bank of America in the Fall of 1996. Sherri Hartnett was the Senior VP of the Mutual Funds arm of the Bank. She had a great question she’d ask me and her staff when a seemingly insurmountable task was at hand. “Is this something that no sleep will fix?” And so it began, working late into the evening hours, under moonlit skies! Ultimately making sure we always delivered on time no mater the unusual hours it took to keep the schedule.
The PM Group likes to think we were first to coin the term “Print Management” to describe our services. We have chosen not to own hardware or accept offers to become partners with shops who have presses. It’s just too limiting. We like to solve our clients’ problems, the equipment needed shouldn’t be dictated by a payment on a soon-to-be-outdated press in the back of our shop! We do, however, have many long great relationships with a core group of “to the trade” partners. Most often these shops do not sell directly to the public; they choose to work with print professionals that handle the day-to-day service of clients. We’re also “collectors” of unique, unusual printing pros who have a very specialized niche in our industry. We’ve worked in over 1,600 shops in the last 25 years! By employing the right tool, time and effort, quality is improved while costs are dramatically reduced.
So…PM is short for Print Management and the moon signifies the p.m. (or long, late) hours we’ll work to keep our clients satisfied. We always want to be the partner you give a project to and consider it done. You know it will be delivered on time, on budget, and be worthy of you and your company’s name.
We are communications professionals. Our clients come to consider us as an extension of their staff. We are an ally in the development and delivery of the printed word. We come to the table with in-depth problem-solving knowledge. Our viewpoint is not clouded by the overhead of hardware in our back shop. We assist our clients in coming to the best solution…the right fit for their needs.
The core of The PM Group has more than 100 years’ experience in the graphic arts industry with specific, hands-on day-to-day production management.
Our staff has worked in diverse graphic arts disciplines; advertising, design, file prep and many unique and unusual types of printing. These backgrounds help us to better understand your needs, deliver an exceptional product, and offer great service.
PMG has 25 years’ experience dealing with high-volume and complex projects for major corporations and government entities.
The PM Group maintains a proprietary work management system which tracks entire projects from inception through completion. The system includes estimating, scheduling, planning, production, and time and materials modules.
From prototyping and conceptual work to pack-outs and shipping, The PM Group can be a dependable extended staff member. We transform your creative ideas ink on paper solutions.
We also offer communications with the clients through face-to-face meetings, conventional phone calls, email, virtual real-time proofing, and Zoom.
A Better Way to Buy Printing
Your Team of Professionals
Office: (949) 597-1662, ext. 222
Paul’s vision for The PM Group has developed over the years in the printing and graphic arts industry as “A better way for clients to utilize design and manage the printing process.” He brings an intense eye for quality and an appreciation for the inner workings of large corporate clients. He possesses extensive knowledge of the design process and its relationship to pre-press and printing.
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Office: (949) 597-1662, ext. 111
As CEO of The PM Group, Pam directs company resources and oversees all financials for the company. Before founding The PM Group, she worked for international companies in the jewelry and giftware industries. Her expertise in accounts payable and receivable allow her great access to answer clients’ needs and performance expectations.
949-597-1662, ext. 133
As General Manager of The PM Group, Leigh brings a wealth of experience in graphic design and many diverse types of printing. Her career spans from advertising agencies and print brokerages to managing one of Orange County’s major print facilities. She possesses exceptional experience in the areas of paper, print, and bindery. Leigh is available any time to answer questions regarding design and production.
Mary Pat Barretto
949-597-1662, ext. 131
Mary Pat Barretto facilitates estimating, production, schedules, deliveries, and all facets of the printing process. She has in-depth, on-sight knowledge of all phases of print. Mary Pat focuses on providing excellent customer service and ensuring good relationships with outside suppliers. If you need an answer, MaryPat will most likely have it!
(949) 597-1662, ext. 132
Rachelle Leland brings a wealth of knowledge to The PM Group’s digital space. She manages our Web2Print & blast email programs in addition to keeping our internal systems “Ready for Launch”. We’re fortunate to have her expertise in the Aerospace world on hand and her innate desire to tackle new and exciting technologies.