Jeff Harper at Mountain Man Tradin Post has expanded his business by adding a print shop at the same location.
Mountain Man Printing, 1741 S. SR 53, started taking orders last week.
Harper bought the print shop equipment, once used at the former Minute Print on Jefferson Street, from John Grandillo in mid-January. Former Minute Print operator Jim Herbert had died.
"We just wanted to keep his business alive," Harper said. "The guy was great."
Following in Herbert's footsteps, he said he wants to offer quality printing quickly at a good price.
"We're going to strive like he did to have quality printing, and quick," he said. "We're hoping to - within 24-48 hours - have your product to you."
Harper said he got the idea for expanding into printing because he handles tickets for drawings and fundraisers for area organizations.
"I just figured it would kind of incorporate with the gun business," he said. "We do a lot of gun raffles. This way, we can print the tickets. With everything we do, it's going to kind of fall into place."
In addition to tickets, he said the print shop can handle business cards, invoices, flyers, pamphlets, booklets, brochures and other printed materials.
"We can do pretty much anything," he said. "Black and white and full color."
He plans to print his own advertising literature, and offer the service to others.
"We're going to start putting inserts in (The Advertiser-Tribune) since we can print our own stuff now," he said.
Harper said he foresees a lot of clubs, organizations and businesses becoming customers. He's working with someone who can provide custom design services as needed.
He still is setting prices, but two-color business cards are $48 for 1,000. He invited people to call for prices.
Harper is assisted in the expanding business by his uncle, Jerry Rumschlag, and niece, Stephanie Harper.
"We probably will hire a couple more full-time people in the near future," he said.
The building is undergoing an expansion to provide more space inside and more parking outside. He plans a grand opening this summer.
Hours are noon-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. For more information, call (419) 448-4255 or e-mail email@example.com.