To provide the Queen’s community with exceptional document and graphic solutions at competitive prices and trusted quality, while providing exceptional customer service.
The Printing and Copy Centre has been operating as the only student-run business of its kind in Canada for over thirty years. From a small, single-copier and cash outlet to a full-scale production and copying business with over twenty diverse machines, the past three decades have seen incredible growth and changes for us — and we continue to grow every year.
We offer a wide range of services and products to the Queen’s and Kingston community, all carried out by a dedicated student staff. As a part of the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University, the P&CC operates as a Not-For-Profit, meaning we can keep our margins competitive and accessible to students, and offer unique student jobs to over 50 undergraduates each year.
Throughout our years of operation, we have established life-long partnerships with collaborators in Kingston, Belleville, Toronto, and beyond. We like to shop and support local by always looking for Canadian options for products and services first.
September 21, 1988
The Printing & Copy Centre, the only student-run business of its kind, was first established by the Board of Directors in 1988, and opened on Wednesday, September 21st in what is now the AMS Boardroom. The P&CC was a small-scale store with one computer, four self-serve copiers, and one production…Read more
The P&CC moved from its one-room, small-scale printing shop to its current location in the lower ceilidh of the John Deustch University Centre. Here, new machines were implemented and more staff hired, allowing for an overall expansion of the service.Read more
The P&CC sets North American records for copying and scanning, due in part to the CoursePack boom in the early 2000’s.Read more
The P&CC’s first high-volume IR8070 (named The Beast) and first wide-format printer (named Marmaduke) were added to the store, and greatly enhanced backshop productivity and variety, allowing for inline booklet finishing and much more efficient CoursePack production.Read more
Rats chewed through the drink-dispenser lines at the Queen’s Pub, causing a massive leak that killed The Beast. Insurance covered most of the cost of a new printer, and the management team purchased a second IR7095, naming it Rat-namara after Head Manager Robert Macnamara. The P&CC is still located under…Read more
The physical space and appearance of the store was improved, and prices were adjusted to better reflect the student environment and offer a consistent experience for customers. This also marked the retirement of Marmaduke, the P&CC’s original wide-format printer (replaced by Beheemoth), as well as three self-serve machines. The decision…Read more
Mr. Freeze, the P&CC’s personal air conditioner is installed in the production area as a means of keeping the high-volume of industrial machines safe and healthy. Without it, the P&CC can reach temperatures of over 35 degrees on busy days from the energy production of copiers alone.Read more
A professional-quality cutting machine was added (named James Dean), improving the store’s cutting capabilities, along with a new laminator (named Gimli), a new shredder (named Steve Buschredmi), and two new iMac computers. Renovations started to expand the backshop production area to make room for a new, large colour machine.Read more
The P&CC Revitalization Project of the previous year came to fruition. Accessibility doors were installed, the counter was extended, copiers were retired, printers moved away from spill-prone areas, and storage space was expanded. Koehl, the black and white printer was also purchased. This year focused on major service updates, including…Read more
Introduction of Poltergeist, a business card cutter, made the P&CC the only service on campus with large-scale business card cutting capabilities. To this day, the P&CC offers the cheapest and most reliable business card printing on campus!Read more
As George, the P&CC’s major colour copier, retired, the P&CC brought in Print-cess Charlotte with increased colour-print quality and speed.Read more
August 15, 2018
The Great JDUC Flood of the summer of 2018 greatly impacts the P&CC. The service was undergoing renovations, and so all major copiers were in storage; however, the new wide-format machine had to be propped up on spare wood to protect it from the inches of water flowing into the…Read more
In the summer of 2018, the P&CC underwent major expansions in services and branding. The logo was revamped, alongside the visual identity standards of the service (in-store and in marketing). The plan to re-design the layout of the store’s physical space (in the works since 2016) was finally completed, allowing…Read more
January 7, 2019
The P&CC introduces PrintMe, an online printing solution that allows customers to submit their documents from any device, anywhere.Read more