The Cowichan Press was founded by David Knott in July 1995. It was first located by the Trans-Canada Highway in Cobble Hill and in 2005 it was moved to its current site in the Mill Bay Shopping Centre. In 2017, Dave retired and Eric Yan, a Chinese immigrant who also had years of experience in printing field, took over the business. It still remains a family owned print shop based in Mill Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
We understand the needs of our local community because of our many years being an integral part of it. If you are an individual or a local business, we know that it is important that we serve your needs quickly to put your mind at ease. The COVID pandemic in 2020/2021 taught us to think about alternatives to serving the community while keeping everyone safe. We began to offer contactless pick-up and payment and in 2021, started to offer some of our most popular services online. We’ll keep this hybrid operation as long as it’s required and helpful.
The Cowichan Press has also been the independent publisher of the South Cowichan Life magazine for over 25 years. We’re honoured to supply reading material to the community highlighting local interests and tastes, with a few cultural touches that are cherished by our local families.
What our customers have to say …
Shawnigan-Cobble Hill Farmer’s Institute
“All of our printing needs have been filled by Cowichan Press for years and we are exceptionally pleased with the helpful, professional service offered by Eric and his staff. Their attention to detail results in great customer service. We’d recommend Cowichan Press anytime.”
Island Pest Control
“We have been using Cowichan press for 15 years both with family projects and for our business’s. Eric helps me with reports, labels and advertising products on a monthly basis and is always prompt, insightful and courteous. It’s always a pleasure stopping into Cowichan Press”
The Heritage Museum
“We use Cowichan Press for all our printing needs. Eric is accessible, efficient and always interested in helping us create new signs, photos and text for the museum.
Thank you Cowichan Press for all you do to support our historical society’s efforts to share local history through ads and articles in South Cowichan Life Magazine, we are very happy with the community response.”
Harlequin Nature Graphics
“We have been using Cowichan Press since 2008, before Eric Yan owned the business. We started using Cowichan Press because they are local and we think it is very important to support businesses in our area. I was concerned when I heard there was going to be a new owner but Eric has done a great job of taking over the business and we are very happy with the work he does for us. We are looking at expanding our business with him.”
Victoria Fish and Game Protection Association
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