CopyZone has been around for more than 20 years in the Rio Grande Valley, but over the past year, the business has undergone some radical changes. It specializes in “on demand” digital printing services and can take care of all aspects of the job on the spot.
CopyZone in McAllen is home to “The Beast,” a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6085, which is the only printer in the Rio Grande Valley with the ability to print on 400gsm paper, make booklets, 48-inch brochures, and square fold, trim, and crease on the fly.
A large part of the upgrades at CopyZone are technology focused, and it soon became apparent that they would need a new, larger location to better serve their customers. In mid-January, CopyZone moved from their 6,200-square-foot 10th Street location to a new 7,600-square-foot location at 3701 N. Bicentennial Blvd.
“The building were were in was a great location that everybody remembered,” said Pily Stevens, director of sales at CopyZone in McAllen. “However, it didn’t have all the capabilities to be able to move forward with technology.”
David Armstrong, president and CEO of Core Business Solutions, which acquired McAllen’s CopyZone, had a vision of what he wanted to do with this new location and how he wanted his customers to feel when they came in, Stevens said. He chose Corebuilt Construction for this project because he knew the company would be able to see exactly what his vision was and make it happen.
The new location, in a brand new building, allowed them to utilize all the latest technology, including in their outside signage.
“It is one of a kind, the only one that exists in the Valley,” Stevens said. The LED sign is blue and lime green, the new branding colors for CopyZone, which can be seen in the daytime as you approach the building. “But if you drive by at night, it’s pink, yellow, green, purple, and red. The colors change and can be programmed to do all kinds of things like fading in and out.”
The unique signage and state-of-the-art equipment are all part of the mission CopyZone has taken on to show Rio Grande Valley residents that the region has all the latest technology and innovations.
“From the moment you approach the parking lot and arrive at the customer service counter, you can see the innovation as well as the same friendly faces,” Stevens said.
When setting up the new location, the entire staff consciously worked to alleviate issues they had with the work flow in the smaller space. Everyone worked together and took ownership and pride in developing the new space, giving their ideas and opinions and helping it take shape. “When you see everyone working together to bring together a building as big as this one and make it work and function in the amount of time we did it, it is beautiful,” Stevens said.
The additional breathing room inspires creativity as they go about their business, crafting ideas and concepts and producing them on paper. The professionals at CopyZone are now able to better highlight all the additional services they offer to local business and organizations. They are the only full-service variable data printing/mailing service in the area. Their updated intelligent software can handle mailing lists, mail merge, customization, printing, and postage. The program even alerts them if a recipient has a change of address or if the mail is non-deliverable.
CopyZone provides local businesses and organizations a convenient way to expand their reach all in one place. The majority of the work, depending on the size and specifications, can be ready in one or two days. In some cases, it can be ready the same day.
“We are a great partner during the political season since we can print and mail as easy as the next day,” Stevens said.
The staff at CopyZone are proud to be the Rio Grande Valley’s one-stop source for all printing needs — from full-service graphic design and traditional business printing to marketing materials, book publishing, and digital blueprinting. No matter what the printing project is, CopyZone and their state-of-the-art equipment has it covered.