WE OFFER VIBRANT PRINTING
FOR A MORE COLORFUL TRAVERSE CITY
"Absolutely excellent quality products and service. Best in TC."
- John Sheill, Grand Traverse Salad Co.
The Copy Shop is the creation of Kay and Jim Rickard. Jim had a very successful career as a Xerox Salesman (joining the company when it was the Haloid Photo Co.) and Kay was ready to re‐enter the workforce. After some careful planning and research they decided Jim's knowledge of copying and duplicating and Kay's love of people would be well suited for a copying business. In June of 1982, The Copy Shop opened for business – Traverse City's first copy business with two copiers, a typewriter, one staff member and a willing attitude to do what the customer wanted when the customer wanted it. It was not long until Jim and Kay found their customers wanted more – creative, bindery and finishing were quickly added to the service list.
Eleven years later in 1993, Jim and Kay decided it was time to phase into retirement. Their son, Dan, decided to come back to Traverse City from Seattle, where he, his wife and two children were living. Dan spent his time learning the copy business and he officially purchased the business in 1999. Jim and Kay are still around and help out now and then.
Guided by the mindset "provide what the customer wants when they want it," The Copy Shop has been the first to offer many "copying" services in Traverse City. The Copy Shop was the first to have high speed black and white copies (an amazing 40 copies per minute) and first to have the areas first color laser copier. Over the years, The Copy Shop has remained the leader in bringing the best equipment to Traverse City and to our customers. This business practice allows us to provide the very best in printed products to our customers.
The Copy Shop has evolved into a full service print shop with the ability to take a project from concept to the end product whether it is a bookmark or a full color tri-fold brochure. We can get your message on almost any kind of paper from plain white to carbonless to the newest product – a no‐tear waterproof paper. We do MORE THAN COPIES. WE OFFER PROJECT SOLUTIONS.
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