When Lee Ann June recently started her new job at Office Products Inc., she rounded out the Copy Center team with her graphic design expertise.
June and Lana Besthorn, Copy Center associate, are now partners with Anita Bahr in taking care of customers’ projects – big and small.
“We can help customers with virtually any copying job from letterhead to invitations to posters, and our large-format printing service is really taking off,” June said. “As more and more people learn about it, they are coming to us for this service.”
One example of large-format printing is blueprints for a variety of needs.
“For instance,” June said, “plumbers and electricians need easy-to-read blueprints at job sites. And people building houses or outbuildings at farms need blueprints to guide them through their projects.”
Other large-format examples are posters for church activities, photo enlargements, and newspaper articles or pages.
“We can scan newspaper stories or the entire front page,” June commented. “Since newsprint will deteriorate over time, we can help preserve the stories for you.”
When it comes to new designs for print jobs, some customers outline the specifics of what they want. But for those who need advice about graphics, June is ready with new ideas.
“We can help you form an image of what you need,” June said. “But the goal is always the same - happy customers with products they like. This is OPI in a nutshell.”
Lana Besthorn echoed June’s comments and noted that OPI offers
a “friendly environment where all of us work together to serve the customer. The philosophy at OPI is if you do something, do it right. Everyone has the same mentality.”
Besthorn’s responsibilities include helping walk-in customers with a variety of requests. “Sometimes they want letterhead or invitations, and other times it is just a few copies of something.”
She also binds booklets, tends to clerical work, and helps with inventory and ordering.
Whatever the job, Besthorn noted, she can help customers decide what kinds of paper or other materials they need for a particular project.
“We will talk with you and share ideas,” she said. “While we deal with a lot of businesses, we are here for individuals too.
“One example is a family hosting a 75thbirthday party,” she explained. “They may want some old photos for table decorations or cards or posters or invitations. Or all of the above. We can handle it all.”
Besthorn’s professional background includes 15 years at the Barton Community College Copy Center. She lives in rural Claflin. June, a Great Bend resident, took college courses in graphic design and worked for six years at the former Lu’s Printing downtown.
OPI is located at 1204 Main in Great Bend, 516 Broadway in Larned and 724 N. Main in Russell.