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While we have long been owned and led by one of the strongest women we know, this past month we have achieved a new recognition of our ongoing dedication to excellence and our belief in the power of diversity.

We are proud to announce our recent certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as officially, “Women Owned.” You may notice this little beauty proudly displayed on all our webpages:

We value our collaboration and partnership with organizations that value supplier diversity.

Firo NikravanPresident, Classic Litho + Design

About the WBENC

The WBENC was founded in 1997 to develop a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification.  Since then, the organization has grown to become one of the largest certifiers of business owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains.

WBE Eligibility and Certification

WBENC Certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. This means one or more women must have unrestricted control of the business, a demonstrated management of day-to-day operations, and a proportionate investment of capital or expertise. To become certified, business owners undergo a thorough vetting process, including review of business documentation and a site visit.

Because of this thorough process, WBENC Certification is considered the gold standard for women-owned business certification and is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, in addition to some states, cities, and other entities.

Once certified, women-owned businesses are designated as WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises, or commonly referred to as WBEs.

Classic Litho + Design is Certified as Women Owned

We understand many of our clients ask for this information as your purchasing departments may have certain requirements or preferences.  Should you need any other information from us, please let us know and we will get you what you need.

As always if you are in need of assistance with printing, fulfillment, large-format items, packaging, or anything else, please let us know how we might be able to assist.

Meet Firo

Firo Nikravan


Firo is a daredevil at heart. Her past times have included acrobatics on a flying trapeze and jumping out of airplanes. When she’s not risking her life or playing with her granddaughter, you will find her overseeing the day to day operations of Classic Litho and attending to her clients' needs. She is the heart of the company and clients and employees appreciate the dedication and creativity she brings to them.

Masoud Nikravan

Masoud was born in Iran to a German mother and Iranian father. He began his career as a commercial airline pilot during the glamorous “Catch Me If You Can” days of the airline industry. After moving to the United States, he learned about printing from the ground up by taking an entry level job at a small mom and pop print shop and learning how to do every position. Since then, he started his own company and has grown it so that he can provide clients a full array of printing services including wide format, offset, digital, die cutting, etc.