I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Attended Catholic grammar and High School (gotta love those nuns!) and attended S.F. City college in San Francisco. I was born into the printing world when my father paid $100.00 for an old Multilith printing press, rebuilt it and put it our homes garage.
I grew up helping dad set type, shoot negatives on a process camera and run the press. Printing was in the Caulley blood.
My senior year of high school my dad and I attended a trade show in S.F.
My father was seeing the trend in printing to more quick printers and less and less real craftsmen in the industry. Quick printing did not interest him so he was looking to specialize in something different than standard printing of letterheads, envelopes, business cards, etc.
At that trade show, he talked to a plastic printer from the East Coast who said he did millions of dollars of plastic printing business in the SF area.
After hearing that he did some research and found one plastic printer in the S.F. Bay area (The Clipper Printing Company). He called him up and asked if he wanted to sell the business and 2 months later we owned a plastic printing company.