Celebrating 20 Years!
02/17/1995 - 02/17/2015 AND BEYOND!
20 years ago today Mike Wallace purchased Kopy Shop Printers from Keith Mantell. Shortly after purchasing the business, he changed the name to Print It! and moved the business to its current location on Radio Station Road in Seneca. Print It! has proudly served Seneca, Upstate South Carolina and the Southeastern United States since that time. Following is a short Q&A with Mike reflecting on the history and future of the business.
When you look back over the past 20 years, what are you most proud of?
MIKE: I’m extremely proud of the people I’ve been fortunate to work with here at Print It! They’ve helped us get to where we are today. Their talent, skills and ideas help keep Print It! on the leading edge of the printing industry.
What has changed the most in 20 years?
MIKE: Technology continues to change at a rapid pace… converting from cameras to direct-to-plate systems, from printing CMYK on press to high quality color digital printing, high speed mail addressing, envelope inserters, our new web-to-print system at www.PrintitinColor.com , uDesign It! (online design to maintain brand integrity), the list goes on and on. What hasn’t changed is what we do – we help our clients communicate! Sometimes they’re communicating to get new customers. Sometimes it’s about the new corporate safety program. Sometimes it’s to communicate brand standards to franchisees. Whatever the need – Print It! is here to help.
How have your products changed over 20 years?
MIKE: When I first got into the business 20 years ago – we were primarily printing one and two spot color work. We printed booklets, brochures, business cards and forms. Now we primarily produce full color work – but we’ve added additional products including postcards, mailers, rack cards and other marketing collateral. The depth of our product line has also exploded with the addition of our wide format department and inclusion of trade show items.
What is your vision for the next 20 years?
MIKE: Print It! has remained successful by listening to our client’s needs and developing solutions to meet and exceed them. We will continue to invest in equipment, people and systems that help us meet our client’s needs.
How has Print It! been involved in the community and will that change?
MIKE: As an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts – I learned about civic responsibility and that it was my duty to give back to my community. On a personal level – I serve our community through the Boy Scouts of America, The Seneca Rotary Club, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Leadership Oconee and Worklink. At the business level – we help many different non-profit organizations with what we do best – by helping them communicate. We will continue to reach out to our community to try and make a difference.