About Great Western Ink

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, we have been providing ink solutions and printing supplies since 1925. We have service clients in Oregon, Washington and California with offices in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Hayward, CA and La Verne, CA.

Every day, the GWI team strives to fulfill our corporate values. We are not perfect but we are committed to continuous improvement. Here is the list of values you will find posted on our walls and desks.


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Passion for Excellence

  • If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right
  • Be passionate and enthusiastic about what you do

Relentless Pursuit of Improvement

  • It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog
  • There is always a better way, find it

Thirst for Knowledge

  • Greatness starts with learning
  • Learning never stops

Unselfish Performance

  • There is no “I” in TEAM
  • Only good things will come from trying your best

Unseen Speed of Execution

  • First to the finish line WINS!
  • Don’t do it later, do it NOW

Integrity to the Core

  • Do what you are supposed to do without being asked
  • Take the harder right over the easier wrong