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Copresco Recognized for Lengthy Business History

Copresco has been recognized as one of the oldest companies in the suburban region on a Business Anniversaries list published by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

President Steve Johnson, who believed that the future of printing was in digital technology, cofounded the company in 1987. He formed an organization specializing in the overnight printing of books and publications and has been the pioneer of digital technology and on-demand printing. "We were one of the very first companies to use digital imaging technology for book manufacturing," Johnson says.

"Our clients get the best of both worlds," Johnson added. "With a journeyman staff averaging a dozen years with our company, no one in our field can offer more skill and experience, combined with the most up-to-date proven technology. We'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary next year, but walking through our Chicago area plant, you'd never guess that Copresco is any more than a few years old."

The company's digital presses produce millions of impressions for a diverse range of clients in the general business, printing trade, technical and institutional fields. Projects include catalogs, manuals, textbooks, directories, calendars, cookbooks, planners, workbooks, booklets, yearbooks and reference guides.

Copresco continues to grow and expand its technology base. Within the past 18 months, the firm finalized the complete updating and modernization of its digital press lineup, including installation of one of the first Ricoh Pro C9100 digital color printers in the country. "We can now print sheets up to 27-1/2" long, a major achievement for high-volume digital printing. These oblong sheets are perfect for book covers, dust jackets and six-page brochures," Johnson explained.

Copresco has also won numerous awards for digital printing excellence in national and international competition. Achievements include international awards for printing excellence as well as recognition for quality and innovation from equipment manufacturers and graphic communications industry magazines.

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