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The first printers were also publishers
These noble careers diverged as the cost of owning newer, high speed printing equipment became too expensive an investment for most publishers. Those publishers who continued to print, and there are a number in theConnecticut Valley of Massachusetts, preserve the hands-on creation of fine works of art and literature. Adastra Press, Kat Ran Press, Pennyroyal Press, Swamp Press, and Warwick Press all work locally, carrying on a 500-year-old tradition, creatively combining letterpress, offset, and high-resolution digital imaging.
Levellers Press, formed by the worker-owners of Collective Copies in 2009, comes from a completely different direction to a publishing world in flux.
There’s more ways you can go co-op. We have Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, tea and snacks from Equal Exchange, skin and body care products from Co-op 108, nut butters and honey from Once Again Nut Butter, canning sets from Fagor, cards from Northland Poster Collective, yarn from Green Mountain Spinnery, and seeds, bulbs and trees from Fedco.
Collective Copies is a worker owned, worker controlled union copy shop, opened in 1983 after a strike against Gnommon Copy, a regional copy chain. We offer full copying and printing services: business cards and brochures, letterhead and envelopes, invitation and post cards, mailing labels and labelling software, folding and binding, typesetting and fax services, and much more.
Our commitment to our environment
Since our start in 1983 we’ve focused on recycled paper and alternative paper products. We’re proud to only stock recycled papers in our shops. We choose the best for our customers and use 100% post consumer recycled paper in all of our self serve machines. We save more trees, tropical deforestation, carbon emissions and water this way, and we save more than any other copy shop we know. Check out National Resources Defense Council’s page on why its important to buy recycled. We participate in Native Energy’s carbon offset and renweable energy program, as well.
Proud to be part of the Worker Co-operative movement
Collective Copies is just one part of the local, regional, national and international worker cooperative movement. In addition to being founding members of VAWC, we’re also happy to be a member of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives and founders of the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy. For information about cooperatives across the globe check out CICOPA, the International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives. Collective Copies is also a union shop in the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 264, better known as UE.
To see what we do, the story behind Collective Copies and more, check out our website www.collectivecopies.coop.
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Our Mission Statement
We are committed to achieving success in business by…
Serving our customers to the very best of our ability and resources.In the service of this goal, we apply our knowledge, creativity and experience to communicate effectively; foster an atmosphere of mutual trust, kindness and respect; and continually educate ourselves and our customers.
Fostering a fun, safe, free, creative, trusting and respectful working environment. We commit ourselves to taking the time to celebrate one another’s successes, console our losses and promote personal growth.
Minimizing our environmental impact.To this end, we continue to recycle, to seek out alternative fiber papers, minimize our waste and our use of waste-producing materials and methods and explore promising alternatives to such materials as they become viable..
Contributing to our community and supporting local business. We return 10% of our profits to the community that sustains us. We resolve to implement ways beyond this by which we might be of help to the community. We will promote, frequent and assist area businesses how and whenever possible.
Striving to empower all workers and to be a model/resource for positive and profitable worker-ownership. We create secure, empowering and financially rewarding jobs for our own workers, and strive to facilitate the creation of similar opportunities for all workers.