The history of Copy Express

Established in 1996

Copy Express (London) Limited is a small busy copy shop situated in Clerkenwell, ideally located on the edge of the City of London. We pride ourselves on being unique from other print and copy shops, not only with regards our fantastic range of high quality products but also by our friendly customer service and express turnaround times.

You’ll find our pricing highly competitive and transparent, we can also quote using a number of different solutions to cater for turnaround times, cost-effectiveness or quality of product. We have some of the latest photocopying and wide format printing machines, fantastic range of papers, high speed internet connection plus the latest Apple Mac and PC technology including up to date Adobe creative cloud software.

Copy Express started trading from New Oxford Street in 1996 and in 2015 we moved in to our new home in Great Sutton Street, via a short stop in a temporary office in Fleet Street. We had been in New Oxford Street since 1996, but in June of 2015 all Commonwealth House tenants were asked to move out so the building could be renovated. The search for a new shop had began about a year earlier when we’d been given notice, it was very difficult to find a location and unit that really suited our needs, with only a few months to go we found a great unit in Clerkenwell, which wasn’t available to move into until September as it was being used as an art gallery.

So between June to September we decided that to keep clients happy and the business ticking over, a small office in London was needed, we found a great managed office in Fleet Street, and so it was that Copy Express in the Summer of 2015 moved into two iconic areas of London associated with print; Fleet Street with its monumental history of newspaper printing and Clerkenwell - the home of printing, where it all began!

Why the train for a logo? Well, back in 1996 when John and Barry were setting up the company, John believed the name Copy Express lent itself nicely to a vision of a high-speed steam train running through the countryside 'The Copy Express', and we still like that image today - so welcome aboard ladies and gents, we hope to give you a first class choice for all your printing requirements.

Visit our other pages for more history about paper and print, plus our Facebook page for more fun history about this website.

Find us here: 30B Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DU