Who We Are


Our Mission

Our goal is to exceed the customer’s expectations by providing the highest quality and service levels possible at each and every opportunity. Our core company principles in delivering our products and services are to do so with integrity, honesty and ethics. We believe that our continued use of environmentally safe and recyclable inks and substrates benefits our employees, customers and society. At PrintLeader, we believe that your image is everything.

Our History

Printing Prep Inc. was started in 1968 by Hal Leader as a service bureau providing typesetting for banks and advertising agencies in downtown Buffalo. The introduction of personal computers in the 1980s changed the typesetting business dramatically, and Printing Prep embraced the challenges created by rapidly changing technology. Recognizing the needs of its increasingly varied customer base, the company began offering digital and other forms of printing. At each and every step, the company kept abreast of the latest state-of-the-art technologies to provide the highest quality products for its customers. This core principle of quality and service still continues today.

Originally located on the corner of Huron and Pearl Streets, the company currently occupies a renovated fire hall, which has been converted into a state-of-the-art digital manufacturing center on the corners of Tupper and Washington Streets in downtown Buffalo, directly adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

In 2008, the employees, led by Bill Paulot, purchased the company from Hal Leader to form a 100% ESOP-owned company and began using the branding PrintLeader. PrintLeader has expanded its horizons beyond the local area to include national and select Canadian accounts. Today’s PrintLeader is a full-service digital manufacturing and installation company. We are proud that 100% of our products are printed in the USA with as much local and US content as possible.