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.