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New Owners Updating Technology, Services at Miller Place Printing

After 21 years in Miller Place, new owners taking shop into 21st century.

The name is a familiar one in the area, but with the longtime owners retiring, a local couple purchased the business and is updating services and technology to better serve their clientele.

Rebecca Cramer used to work Saturdays at the store her senior year at 10 years ago. After hearing that the owners were ready to retire and were having trouble selling, she and her boyfriend, Brian Carr, decided to step in to save the printing shop from closing down.

"They were looking to sell and weren't getting many bites so they were going to just close, which would have been terrible because the place in Rocky Point just moved so there's not too much around here," Cramer said. "We decided [to buy] within a week and were in here within two weeks. We're trying to get it all together and bring it into the 21st century."

After giving the interior a bit of a facelift, the two have been working on upgrading and taking advantage of new technologies the store had never utilized.

"Everything's moving to digital," Carr said. "You can email files to have printed out rather than coming to the store. Just by doing simple updates like that it's going to create more business"

Their clientele is mostly businesses such as local restaurants and landscapers looking for flyers, business cards, invoices and the like. They also offer color copies for a quarter each, business cards, labels, faxing and more.

The two have been able to take advantage of an already strong clientele base while looking to bring in new business.

"It's nice to have a place that already has clientele," Cramer said. "A lot of people already know that we're here. We gave it the facelift and now we're working on everything else. We're learning as we go and it's a lot of fun, especially to deal with local business owners and know that we're helping them"

K. July 20, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I hope for success for the new owners and a long, happy retirement for the previous owners.

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