About Don and Lisa

Our story:  We met when we worked together at a little print-shop in Wayzata in 1985.  Lisa had just moved here from Illinois (with a detour through Los Angeles), and Don grew up on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis.  We got married in 1992, purchased Highlight in 1996, had our first daughter in 1999, had a set of twin girls in 2002, bought our building and Sprint Bindery in 2004, and moved Highlight and Sprint together in January of 2005. 

Born to Print: 

When we asked our family and friends to review the concept for our new website, Lisa’s Uncle Butch said, “Try to make it clear that you and Don live and breathe printing…that your veins pump ink instead of blood…that you are involved in the business every day”.  So, here’s the story of how it all happened:  when Lisa was living in LA, she by chance answered an ad in the paper to work at a little family owned printing company named Copy-It.  She came home from that job saying, “I can’t believe they are paying me for this, I love this job so much.”  Then she moved to MN and met Don (who was formally trained in graphics and already working in printing) and together they realized their dream of print-shop ownership in 1996 when they purchased Highlight Printing..

After all these years and changes in the industry, we both still LOVE printing.  Our vision has always been to have a great print shop – a place where great employees are valued and challenged to give their very best, so that the client gets the very best.  We couldn’t be happier or more proud of how our dream is turning out, and we look forward to the opportunity to meet you and introduce our awesome company to you.

Thanks for your interest.

~ Don and Lisa Bickford

The amazing Minneapolis skyline photo on our home page is copyright Wayne R. Moran. We were given permission to use it on our website and thus prohibit downloading, republication, retransmission, reproduction, and all other uses of the Licensed Image as a standalone file.