About Us

Meet the team behind PrintNinja

Since launching in 2009, PrintNinja has printed millions of books, comic books, children’s books, magazines, games, catalogs, and more for thousands of independent creators, publishers, and businesses.

In fact, we keep a running tally of the number of items we’ve printed. So why have these thousands of creators and businesses decided to take advantage of PrintNinja’s international offset printing services?

Printing Tracker

7,500,063
pieces printed, as of 11/19/2018

Together we maintain low prices while providing top quality printing and customer service.

Our Story

In 2003, Russell Potterfield was a business owner with a problem.

He was paying too much for his business printing needs, and the costs kept rising.

He discovered that printing in China was an affordable solution, and delivered the same high-quality printing as his U.S. printers. Skeptical at first, he started small, but over time his company did more and more of their printing in China. However, coordinating a project halfway around the world came with risks.

So in 2009, Russell and his family moved to Shenzhen, China and PrintNinja was born.

Our American team handles customer service and prepress, while our Chinese team handles production and logistics. Together we maintain low prices while providing top quality printing and customer service.

PrintNinja has printed millions of comic books, children’s books, games, magazines, and catalogs for thousands of independent creators, self-publishers, and businesses. Our reputation is the best in the industry, and we work hard every day to uphold it.

The PrintNinja Team

Our two teams may work across the globe from one another, but we’re in constant communication, including regular trips across the world to continually improve our processes and strengthen our operations. International collaboration is what lets PrintNinja make professional quality printing accessible to everyone, without sacrificing quality, customer service, or savings.

Jeff Zwirek

Jeff Zwirek

Operations Manager
Jeff leads the PrintNinja Operations team. He and his team focus on creating the smoothest, most pleasant customer experience possible. Jeff uses his 10+ years in the printing industry to shepherd projects from dreams to reality.
Justin Jurczak

Justin Jurczak

Account Management Ninja
Justin is one of our all star account managers, fielding all questions, and concerns. His customer service experience spans 7+ years. After hours, Justin enjoys reading, gaming, playing with his dog Bruce, and travel.
Chase McCurdy

Chase McCurdy

Account Management Ninja
Chase is another account management expert, here to help you with your journey at PrintNinja. Are you struggling to get started, or is something on the website unclear? Drop him a line and he will clarify and guide you through the PrintNinja process. Away from the dojo, Chase loves acting, his family, and making Texas style BBQ.
Jen Talvensaari

Jen Talvensaari

Marketing Production Assistant
Jen is a bit of a chameleon at PrintNinja! One day she may be assisting in the prepress production of artwork and another she will be assisting with customer service initiatives. Regardless, her consistent goal is to brighten everyones day! Jen is fluent in 90's movie quotes, she lives for red lipstick, she thinks there's nothing better than a summer hike in the mountains, and she lives by the phrase “It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.”
Sam Schauer

Sam Schauer

Prepress Coordinator
Sam assists creators with prepress and reviews their art files to ensure that they’re print-ready and look stellar off-press. He's got a passion for print and loves the smell of freshly inked paper. When not behind a monitor you can find him outdoors taking photographs, playing Frisbee or cheering on his favorite sports teams. He enjoys vintage posters, classic vinyl and strong coffee.
Grace Iverson

Grace Iverson

Customer Service Ninja
Grace loves to help passionate, creative customers bring their dream projects to life. Ouside of wrok, she enjoys cooking new vegetarian recipes, exploring antique stores, and beefing up her record collection.
Russell Potterfield

Russell Potterfield

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
PrintNinja was founded by Russell Potterfield, who has worked with product and business development for nearly 20 years and has over 40 patents to his name. Russ holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as well as an undergraduate degree from Michigan in English literature.

Our Shenzen Team

Daniel Chen

Daniel Chen

Shenzhen Team Leader
Daniel began working at PrintNinja in 2010, as the leader of the China office. He brings over a decade of printing experience to the job, and he ensures our customers’ jobs are delivered on time and that the printing quality always exceeds expectations. He loves to read history books and business stories in his leisure time.
Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen

Prepress and Purchasing Ninja
Chelsea joined PrintNinja in 2013. She takes care of quoting, prepress and purchasing on the China side, and is the first link in the quality control chain. She has two lovely dogs, and she loves food and travel.
Eason Xu

Eason Xu

Shipping and Logistics Ninja
Eason is responsible for PrintNinja’s logistics. He coordinates production and shipping schedules, and routes freight to make sure customers receive their books as fast as possible. His interests include: Basketball and fitness.
Jack Huang

Jack Huang

Quality Assurance Ninja
Jack works full time at our vendors’ workshops, checking every order to make sure the final product meets PrintNinja’s high standards. In his free time, Jack is interested in riding bicycles, climbing and reading.

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