San Francisco-based Slim’s San Francisco is shutting down its print studio and moving to a new location in San Jose, California, according to a news release from its owners.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Slim’s is closing in October due to the ongoing challenges of the local economy and the impact of a California state law limiting the number of printing jobs in the city.
“We are sad to announce that we will be closing our print shop in San Francisco,” said Slim’s owner Steve Slum, who will remain in San Diego.
“But we hope to open up a new print shop at the new location soon.”
The new print studio will be the first to feature Slim’s artwork and will be staffed by a new staff.
It’s not clear if Slum will retain his current print shop role, as he’s reportedly considering selling his business.
Slum’s staff will remain at the San Francisco studio, which will remain open until October 10.
The move will bring the number (including employees) of employees at the print shop to 16, with Slum reportedly looking for more than 20 more positions in the coming months.
Slums own company, Slim Art, has been in business since the early 1990s.
It has since been sold to a private equity firm.