This week’s business spotlight shines on CopiesNow! Located on the corner of Little Gaetz Ave and Alexander Way this one stop shop for all your printing needs is the place to check out. We met up with owner, Doug Free, to learn more about this business.

What is your business? 

CopiesNow is a Digital Print Center.

When did you open? 

We opened in 1987, just a block from our current location.

What would you say makes your business unique? 

CopiesNow was started and named with the concept of offering people the opportunity to make their own copies. A unique concept 30 years ago. Today we are much more than copies.

What are some products/services that you offer?  

CopiesNow offers full printing and bindery services, with 9 colour and black and white copies, envelope printers, wide format scanners and printers. We also have laminators, folders, a numbering machine and various bindery options. This combined with our in-house Design Team makes CopiesNow a well rounded business solution for all your printing needs. We have also partnered with some quality companies, who specialize in products beyond our in-house capabilities (such as cheque production). This combination offers our customers a broad range of printing options and products. With over 30 years of experience we are positioned to help you succeed, because: “We succeed when we help you succeed.”

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business? 

33 Years ago the Downtown was the hub of business in Red Deer and as we are m ore a destination business the centre made sense. Today the world is at our fingertips thanks to the internet so why change a good thing?

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant? 

We live and work in downtown Red Deer because there is an expectation of “quality of life” and Red Deer has much to offer at a calmer pace than the big cities. Our economy isn’t based on one commodity, but a broad mixture of products and services. When times are slower we all feel it, but we also dig in to ensure our diversity fortifies us even amidst the tough times. We are better together.

I love Downtown Red Deer because… I was born here and have always felt this is the best place to raise a family, have a business and experience a quality of life that allows me to enjoy the various characteristics of Red Deer and all it has to offer. 

If you’re looking for a place to get all of your printing done, whether its business cards, posters, banners, etc. CopiesNow is the place to go! Check out their website and social media for their latest deals!




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