Quickprint of Weatherford was founded in 1978 by Jim Pope, who led the company through two decades of growth, offering the highest quality print and graphic arts services to folks in Weatherford and Parker County, Texas.
In 1995, Jim found a very skilled pressman in Carl Norris, and hired him to run the printing press, bindery equipment and graphic design computers, and to generally spread his wide-ranging skills around the company. Carl was soon familiar with practically every aspect of running Quickprint, and his wife Vonda even pitched in, helping out with bindery jobs.
Carl has been in the printing and graphic arts industry since 1975, and has extensive experience in all major areas of the instant and commercial printing business. His passion for delivering quality work for his customers and solving their real-life problems is rare in this industry. Jim quickly recognized that in Carl he had struck gold, finding a guy who was equally at home at the counter helping a customer submit an order, as he was toiling away in the press room on the very fussy and technologically sophisticated equipment of a modern print shop.
Jim decided it was time to retire in 2000, and he sold the operation to Carl and Vonda. Since then, this husband-and-wife team have continued to expand on Jim’s dream of creating a one-stop print shop to serve the graphic arts needs of Parker County and surrounding areas. Vonda’s contribution to the company has increased enormously since 2000, and you’re likely to be greeted by her first as you come in to place your order.
As the pace of advances in digital printing and graphic arts has increased over the past four decades, Quickprint of Weatherford has keep up with that pace. We are one of the few local sources for large-format plain-paper copies, which are in great demand by our customers the construction, architecture and engineering.
To look at a larger (but not complete) list of the products and services we offer, go here.
We want to be your print shop, and invite you to stop by and let us help you with your next printing or graphic arts project!
A testimonial from the webmaster, an old friend of Quickprint and long-time customer —
I’m pretty sure that Carl’s ears will turn a little red the first time he reads this, as he’s far too modest to brag on himself. However, I can freely do so! Like Carl, I have over forty years experience in the graphic arts, media production and advertising. In those four decades, I’ve worked with (or for) literally dozens of print shops, have also known and closely worked with dozens of press operators and other graphic arts professionals. I also had the great good fortune to have worked in-house at Quickprint back in the late 90’s when Jim still owned the shop, Carl was his main man, and Vonda would show up from time to time to help with the books. Although I only worked there for a few months (the bug to start my own business was starting to bite), I can truly say that working with Jim and Carl and Vonda was a wonderful experience, and I consider Carl to rank among the five best pressmen I have ever had the privilege to know. Bear in mind that I’ve had working relationships with a slew of the largest and best shops in Los Angeles and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To this day I am amazed at the quality and range of work that Carl and Vonda are able to produce in this relatively small shop. I’ve thrown everything at them — business cards, posters, CD jewel case inserts, display booth backdrops, bottle labels, color copies, on-demand books — you name it. Carl consistently is able to provide what I need. And in those very rare instances where he can’t, he’ll tell me so — and then point me to another vendor who probably can supply what I need.
I don’t make recommendations lightly when it comes to graphic arts vendors, but I would highly recommend that you make Carl and Vonda your first stop when looking for a print shop to tackle that challenging job.
— Tony King