Andresen was established in 1949 in Southern California by founder Andy Andresen, the father of current Andresen CEO Drew Andresen. Andresen began as a typography business serving the Advertising Agencies in Southern California. Andresen became known worldwide for their typography expertise and extended type library.

By the early 1980's Andresen had grown to one of the largest typography business in America. As desktop publishing was introduced Andresen diversified into other graphic arts services. The company opened multiple locations in the 1980's including the San Francisco operation in 1984.

Andresen has 2 locations that include San Francisco and Santa Monica and employs approximately 40 graphics arts professionals.