Positive Existence Printing


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



Founded in Santa Monica, California in 1989, by third generation printer, Michael Vaughan, Positive Existence Design & Printing Experts has grown to be an industry leader. Over several decades, Positive Existence has become known for quality, fast-turnaround, competitive pricing and professional customer service.

Owner, Michael Vaughan, brings 30 years of commitment to the design and print media industry to Positive Existence. As a creative strategist, he has worked with a wide array of clients, including promotional campaigns with New Line Cinema for Lord of the Rings, Sony Classic's "Spiderman", Harry Potter, Star Wars and Twilight.

Clients include: BLT & Associates, Guinness, Honda, JVC, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Anita Santiago Advertising, Bemis Balkind, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, New Line Cinema, PacifiCare Health Systems, Rubin Postear & Assoc., IKEA, Barbeques Galore, La Brea Bakery, Loews Hotel, Lucas Films, Walden Media and Universal Pictures.


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We offer same day services and can take care of all of your printing needs on time and within budget. Our quality service is 100% guaranteed.


The Principals


Michael Vaughan



Jennifer Kirkley Vaughan



Joy Peters

Vice President


We care about the environment

At Positive Existence we take the environmental effects of what we do very seriously. We primarily use soy and water-based inks and always offer our clients paper certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) as an alternative.
— Mike Vaughan, Owner

Vege Ink 

Vegetable oil based inks with organic color! Resin-based inks are the most commonly used throughout our industry. These resins are not only environmentally harmful to produce, but are extremely difficult to dispose of properly without releasing toxins into our air, soil and air. We are currently in the process of switching over to SOY based inks, which are less hazardous to the environment.

Nature Woven 

These materials are 100% natural, biodegradable and compostable. Sustainable, green printing solutions that do less harm to the environment.


Chemical FREE direct-to-plate technology! The process uses lasers to burn the image to be printed directly onto the plate material which keeps toxic chemicals, that are used in most platesetters and all filmsetters, from being released into the environment. This also increases the quality of the final product and reduces the turnaround time on jobs.


Completely recycled wash water! All of our rags and uniforms are washed at a state of the art facility which uses a process that recycles the dirty wash water and detergents.