Barefoot Press opened in the back room of a bookstore that also produced hand-made paper — with Rich Kilby as the only employee. He began with a 1960’s model AB Dick 360 single-color offset press and a WWII vintage hand-operated paper cutter. Initially, we served the needs of the Raleigh area’s lively independent magazine and music scene. The company ultimately developed a national reputation for its 7-inch record covers and innovative cardboard CD packages, called the “Rhinopack” after the mascot Durer illustration “rhinoceron”.
Several expansions later, Barefoot Press now has top-flight modern multi-color presses, as well as a robust large-format digital printing operation. Building on a core belief in serving small businesses and helping them be competitive, we now serve as a single point of contact for all marketing needs, from logo and web design to print and point of sale signage, media placement and direct mail.