National Association of Professional Women Inducts Joan Escover, President, JP Graphics, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Joan Escover selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to honor Joan with this prestigious award. She used her expertise to build a successful business enterprise.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Joan Escover as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to honor Joan with this prestigious award,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She used her expertise to build a successful business enterprise.”

Joan Escover is the President of JP Graphics, a certified, woman-owned and certified green printing company with over 40 employees. After college, Ms. Escover worked for an accountant who had a printer as a client. “I hated accounting and the printer would ask me to work for him every time I returned his balance sheets,” said Ms. Escover. “I took a leap and accepted the job, and also enrolled at Santa Clara University to pursue a law degree.”

While working for this printer, Ms. Escover soon understood the value of print and began selling print products while attending law school, amazing herself at how quickly she excelled. By the time she graduated—amidst the first big downturn in the economy in 1989—she was earning more than the top-earning law students she graduated with. Ten years later, she became the President and key salesperson of her very own printing company, JP Graphics.

“We do about $7 million in sales. It’s a pretty unique shop as we cover the whole realm of printing—digital, offset, large format, mailings…all under one roof,” she said.

Using her innate ability to maximize a press sheet with little waste, Ms. Escover ensures each product she puts forth meets the highest standards of quality required. Her love of technology has enabled her to fully utilize the company’s capabilities, offering everything from specialty craftsman-type materials to unique rush digital jobs.

Ms. Escover’s future goals include growing the business with promotional items and taking advantage of the current growth in the economy to establish an innovative B2C product line.

“We are just installing our Oki C941 Color printer. It will be able to print opaque white on a 13” x 40” sheet. Not many people can print opaque white. It’s like adding a fifth color option, and it will really make us unique for specialty invites and products,” she said.

Awards & Accomplishments: J.D., University of Santa Clara, Best Printer in Santa Clara, Business Journal’s 24th Largest woman-owned business, Certified Bay Area Green Business, Certified Woman-owned Small Business

About NAPW
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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