Bill LeVine, founder of PIP Printing, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013. He was 93 years old. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 8 at noon in Los Angeles.
In 1943, Bill LeVine founded Postal Press and built it into one of the leading commercial printing plants in Southern California. In 1964 he converted his business into a “while-you-wait” print center after realizing there were a substantial number of smaller printing jobs that commercial printers couldn’t do quickly and efficiently. In 1965 the first PIP (Postal Instant Press) opened.
In 1968 the first three Postal Instant Press franchises opened, heralding the first franchise organization in the printing industry. PIP grew rapidly due to a nationwide need for service that would provide instant quality printing at prices far lower than those offered by commercial printing organizations. The success of PIP in this new market permitted others to follow the company’s lead and created one of the fastest growing industries in the US.
Today, PIP Printing and Marketing Services is an integral part of the Franchise Services group of printing franchises.