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Maumee QuickPrint Has Provided Printing Services Since 1980

Maumee QuickPrint recently moved from Conant Street to a new location at 406 Illinois Ave., near the Maumee Fire Station. MIRROR PHOTO BY MIKE McCARTHY
Maumee QuickPrint owner Jennifer Starr stands in the lobby of her shop in uptown Maumee, where Jennifer’s father Herman DeBrosse started the business in 1980. MIRROR PHOTO BY NANCY GAGNET

BY NANCY GAGNET | MIRROR REPORTER — Jennifer Starr knows the printing business well. For more than three decades, she has dedicated herself to Maumee Quick-Print, the uptown printing shop that her father Herman DeBrosse opened in 1980. “I enjoy the business, I enjoy the customers,” she said. Initially, the business functioned as Big Red Q, but after the franchise company filed for bankruptcy, Jennifer’s father became an independent business owner, officially changing the name to Maumee QuickPrint. Herman maintained a strong presence in the Maumee community, participating in the Maumee Uptown Business Associa-tion, the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis and the Elks before retiring in 2007. He passed away seven years later. Jennifer and her sister, Peggy Masters, continued running the business; then, two years ago, Jennifer became sole owner. “I enjoy the business and I really enjoy helping people,” Jennifer said. As a full-service print shop, Jennifer and her team, graphic designer Brooklyn Bishop and press operator Roderick Hale, offer a variety of products and services with everything from business cards and fliers to tickets, newsletters and envelopes. For 10 years, RE/MAX realtor Arlene Gerig has used the print shop for all of her printing needs. “They do a fabulous job. They are very creative and very proactive in getting things done,” she said. Gerig also said that the prices are very competitive, which she appreciates. “They always make it right, no matter what. If there is a problem, they fix it, and they get it done on time.” The shop also serves the printing needs of brides to be, with everything from customized invitations to napkins, cake boxes and champagne glasses. Amy Manley recently used Maumee QuickPrint to order customized invitations for her daughter’s wedding. “Jennifer was easy to work with and I always enjoy supporting a local business,” Manley said. “When it came to design, Jennifer was willing to accommodate all of our requests. Maumee QuickPrint offers a quality product at a reasonable price for local brides.” While Jennifer has enjoyed maintaining her business in Maumee, she learned earlier this year that she would be moving to a new location because building owners Dan and Maureen Georgevich — who also own Red Wing Shoes in uptown Maumee — are expanding their business and needed a larger location. In addition to Quick-Print, the shoe store will also take over the space formerly occupied by Bonita Bead Boutique. “I’ve enjoyed uptown Maumee and I’m really going to miss doing business here,” Jennifer said. Local customers can still easily find Maumee QuickPrint in the Maumee area, as the business has moved to the corner of Illinois Avenue and Kingsbury Street in the space formerly occupied by Taoist Tai Chi near the Maumee Fire Station. The new location, which is slightly bigger than the former space, will have a wedding corner, giving brides and their families an opportunity to leisurely look over all printing options. “After 37 years, I will miss being in uptown. I have always enjoyed the festivities like the fireworks, the summer fair and trick-or-treating,” Jennifer said. “But our new location is bigger and will give us room to expand, which we plan to do. I still look forward to helping our many loyal customers and I sincerely appreciate their continued business.” Maumee QuickPrint opened at the new location on August 1 at 406 Illinois Ave. For information, please call the shop at (419) 893-4321 or visit online at www. maumeequickprint.com.

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