Copresco celebrating 30 years of…
Copresco's birthday cake is sporting 30 candles this month in celebration of our founding in October 1987.
Although October 19, 1987 was infamously known as Black Monday when world stock markets violently crashed, it was the dawn of a new age in the printing industry.
President Steve Johnson believed that the future for printing was in digital technology and the fast printing of books and publications.
“We were looking for a much better, faster way of producing short-run projects,” Steve says.
“In those days, a copy shop might be able to get you 10 sets of a 20-page document in a day or so. Ask a commercial printer for 100 copies of a 1,000-page book with the same deadline, and you’d get a horrified look and a turnaround estimate of six weeks.”
“We came up with an entirely new approach for faster turnaround of client projects and founded Copies Overnight.
“Long before the term was in vogue, we began printing on-demand and delivering documents...overnight.
“Along the way we changed our name to Copresco, but maintained our ‘Mission Impossible’ philosophy, constantly pushing the envelope by taking on challenging printing projects that others dismissed,” Steve explains.
Copresco’s continual growth led to the 1999 move into a new 14,000 sq. ft. Carol Stream plant that houses our offices, the press department, bindery, shipping, fulfillment and warehousing.
Throughout our history, we have repeatedly expanded and updated our digital press facilities and enhanced our technological capabilities.
Copresco is supported by a hard-working staff with long years of service, and by a cadre of dedicated printing brokers.
Copresco is proud to be recognized as the leader of the digital movement that has drastically changed the way books are manufactured.
We will continue to lead the way with digital technology advancements and improvements in the continually changing communications industry.
So, when you need short-run books and publications, call the company that has the skill, staff and three decades of professional experience to serve you.
Copresco has been recognized for the anniversary of our founding by a Proclamation from the Village of Carol Stream, Illinois.
The October 16, 2017 Proclamation congratulates Copresco for our many years of industry leading service.
Steve Johnson accepts congratulations and a proclamation for Copresco’s 30th anniversary from Carol Stream Mayor Frank Saverino and Village Trustees (from left) David Hennessey, Mary Frusolone, Matt McCarthy, Greg Schwarze, John LaRocca and Rick Gieser. (Photo by Jessica Pinkous)
Copresco has a special birthday gift for our friends and clients.
The ceramic coffee mugs proudly display the Copresco logo and our 30th anniversary symbol.
Steve Johnson and Evie Johnson (no relation) give a happy 30th birthday toast with commemorative Copresco coffee mugs. (Photo by Jessica Pinkous)
Evelyn Johnson, shown above, thinks the mugs are great for the gallons of coffee consumed by our staff and visitors. Evie has enjoyed Copresco’s coffee since joining our team in February 1991.
Drop us a line and we’ll ship you our anniversary memento.