The Rainbow Print House is closing for good after 25 years in business, a decision that comes at a time when demand for printing materials and services from the company has been declining.
Rainbow had its roots in the late ’80s when it began printing books for schools and libraries, but today, its largest customers are schools and colleges, with more than 3,000 of them.
But the print house’s fortunes have suffered from competition from smaller online services, such as Staples.
“We have no choice but to close our doors,” the Rainbow print house said in a statement.
“Our print business is suffering because of our inability to compete with our larger competitors and we are deeply saddened by the impact this will have on the Rainbow community.”
It will remain open to the public, but there will be no more printing, which is expected to end in April.
The Rainbow print shop was founded in 1993 and had branches in many states, including Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
It is now located at the corner of North Street and North Avenue in Chicago.