335 Jefferson SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (Map) | P: 505-265-3497 | F: 505-266-4538 | F: 505-872-2377 |
A hobby artist growing up, Nancy Denker, owner/president of Focus Ink, Inc. knew she found her medium as an artist when the Macintosh was released in 1984. She published a personalized children's book that year, Up, Up and Away, A Balloon Trip Over Albuquerque. She later wrote a similar book for San Juan County, and then printed a non-personalized version for broader distribution. The Public Library System in Albuquerque acquired copies for all their branches. Despite its limited success, Nancy was in business.
In 1989, she published a book for speech and language therapists, Speech Desk: Program Management System for Speech / Language Therapists, and Focus was born January 20, 1989. Originally a home based business with its emphasis on graphic design and copy writing assistance, capabilities grew with client requests. Moving into a storefront with 900 square feet of space in the mid 90's, expansion was needed soon and Focus Ink moved into a 1500 square foot facility in the late 90's. With ever increasing abilities, we expanded into a 3000 square feet location in 2004, after become a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
2003-2004 were banner years, in which we had the privilege of printing for several presidential candidates including Dick Gephardt, Dennis Kucinich, Wesley Clark, Howard Dean and John Kerry. We were privileged to do the graphic design work on the John Kerry / John Edwards "Believe In America" Southwest Tour Bus.
In 2005, Nancy was one of 14 finalists for Enterprising Woman Magazine's 2005 Enterprising Woman of the Year, and received an award in Florida, at Disneyworld. She also received the Pioneer Award from Public Service Company of New Mexico / Women's Economic Self Sufficiency Team for her success in a traditionally male dominated field. She was also a finalist for the Mirassou Winery Optimist Award.
2006 marked the acquisition of a permanent home (5,800 sq ft) which was expanded an additional 525 sq ft in 2007. Also in 2007 Focus Ink acquired Excel Press and its owner Ron Ginn joined the Focus Ink Staff.
2008 was another banner year. We acquired the most eco-friendly press in the world which has the highest quality of print available. In February 2008, Nancy was recognized as Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Woman Magazine.
In 2009 we expanded our services to include Embroidery. We are the only Union Embroiderer in the Southwest. We were also awarded the “Courage Award” in April 2009 from M Women at Work and Lovelace Hospital.
Staying consistent with our roots, we have continued to keep personalized service at the forefront of our interactions. We believe we are the most diverse print shop in New Mexico. Besides regular offset printing, equipment and capabilities include: digital printing, vinyl cutting, large format printing (on a variety of media), pad (product) imprinting, screen printing, label printing, foil stamping, heat transfers, graphic design as well as multi language typesetting, dozens of invitation catalogs, and access to over 600,000 promotional products. Long standing affiliations allow her clients to purchase online items such as checking and banking supplies, invitations and much more. Much of our technology allows for small quantity output, something difficult to find in most shops.
Nancy has been a member of many business and community organizations, and served 4 years on the Board and Loan Fund Committee of WESSTCORP (Women's Economic Self Sufficiency Team). She is on the board of the Knob Hill Neighborhood Association, is currently active in the County and State Democratic Party, and is on the State Resolutions and Platform Committee. She was on the board of Las Adelitas.
We are a nationally certified 100% woman-owned business.