More than a print shop...
You are welcome to bring the kids and come visit our lobby full of saltwater aquariums. But just be aware you might have a hard time getting them to leave!
Here is the story of how we came to have this large variety of sea creatures in a print shop, which is a little unusual.
John LoBello opened Salty John's on Highway 101 in Lincoln City in 1975. This saltwater-only store soon outgrew itself and transformed into a full-line pet store. His late wife, Kathy, opened Comfort Clothing in the building selling high-end clothing. John had been interested in printing since high school so in 1981 Quality Printing Service was born when he bought is own printing equipment and went to to work in the back of the shop.
In 1984 they purchased land along the highway in Lincoln City and built the Basic Needs building that housed not only Quality Printing Service but also the clothing store and pet store. As the printing service grew, it took over the entire building and the family just focused on the printing business.
Today, Quality Printing Service has been growing to such an extent that we expanded and remodeled our building twice to make room for all of the services we offer. The expanded building houses a four-color, two-color and single color press, Xerox 700 Digital Color Press, bindery equipment, and precision computerized cutter.
John and his son decided to keep the saltwater aquariums as a hobby for everyone to come in and enjoy. The lobby sports four large ever-changing saltwater tanks with a variety of tropical fish, corals, live rock, hermit crabs, shrimp and clams.
John describes his hobby as taking a piece right out of the ocean and recreating the natural environment. Even if you may not be able to travel to tropical places and see these creatures first hand, you can observe them right here in LIncoln City. Please feel free to bring the kids and stop by anytime.
1039 NW Hwy. 101 Lincoln City, OR
Our building is on the west side of the highway located between the Saint Augustine Catholic Church and Read's Homemade Candies. The Humble Pie Pizzaria is directly across the street. We share the parking lot with the church.
We are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We accept checks, credit cards and cash.
Now accepting credit cards.