Meet the Team: Tony Tate

Lead Pressman

Beautifully precise, award-winning printing is what brings our innovative design and creative services to life. Tony is a magician when it comes to putting ink on paper. For more than 25 years, he has grown with SmithBates as the company added state-of-the-art equipment and technology to serve our local and national clients’ needs. Beginning back when direct-to-plate digital imaging emerged on the scene and through the evolution of our high-tech industry, Tony has managed and operated our presses as well as coached and taught others. His ability to adapt to new technology has been a huge plus for SmithBates.

Tony has worked consistently in the graphic arts industry for more than 50 years. He fondly remembers working for his father’s newspaper, the Tulelake Reporter, when he was only eight years old. He and his family still call Tulelake home.

More Tony stuff …

Favorite way to spend time:
hunting, fishing and cutting wood

Hidden talent:
if I told you, it wouldn’t be hidden

Guilty pleasure:
spoiling my wife

Favorite spot on the planet:
Tulelake and Medicine Lake

Favorite quote:
“Printing is nothing without a pressman.” – Boise Cascade

537 Northern Heights Blvd., Klamath Falls, OR 97601 / 1.800.303.3714 / online@smithbates.com