History

Sir Speedy has enjoyed a long illustrious history spanning over 40 years in the quick printing business.

Sir Speedy Instant Printing Centers was founded in 1968 and opened its first location in Costa Mesa, California. Within five years it was named the fastest-growing franchise in the country. In 1977, Sir Speedy was purchased by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (now KOA Holdings, Inc.).

In the 1980s, Sir Speedy was the first in the quick printing industry to introduce a nationwide network of fax machines and color copiers and began using electronic publishing over traditional typesetting with Macintosh computers. In 1981, Don Lowe joined the company as Chief Executive Officer, and that same year the company was taken private.

In the 1990s, Sir Speedy focused on helping companies with all of their business document needs by providing short-run, quick-turnaround, full-color digital printing. 1992 brought the fifth straight year of industry-leading sales. In 1995, Sir Speedy became the first printing franchise to launch a website. Throughout the 1990s the company also focused on international expansion and, today with its network of global affiliates, Sir Speedy extends to nearly 600 locations in 13 countries.

In the early 2000s, Sir Speedy continued to help customers with their business communication needs by leveraging the power and convenience of the Internet and bringing Web to Print capabilities to its customers, as well as online document management and personalized, one-to-one communications.

Sir Speedy continues to help customers grow their businesses with expanded marketing services designed to help them meet their business objectives such as lead generation, customer retention, brand management and more. Working with customers to help them grow their business is the cornerstone of the Sir Speedy brand.