Repros Expands Large-format Printing Services with the Purchase of Canton City Blue Print

Repros is pleased to announce the purchase of Canton City Blue Print located in downtown Canton expanding its large-format printing capabilities in the area. This recent acquisition, in combination with the purchase of Akron-based COS Blueprint in 2020, significantly increased the reprographic capabilities of Repros’ engineering division. Repros Engineering is now well-positioned to provide its comprehensive range of large-format printing solutions to an ever-expanding number of architects, engineers, and construction companies (AEC) throughout Northeast Ohio.

City Blue Print Services, as it was originally called, began in Canton’s First National Bank Building in 1921. The business operated within a local surveyor’s office and served the reproduction needs of the immediate downtown Canton area. By the 1930s, they changed their name to Canton City Blue Print and expanded to offer supplies to architects, engineers, and surveyors. Their continued growth necessitated a move to the present 13,000-square-foot facility located at 1334 Oxford Avenue. Recently, the owners of Canton City Blue Print decided to retire and sell the business to Repros.

“It was truly a difficult decision to retire,” noted co-owner Michaele Flickinger. “But after meeting with Repros, I know our customers will be in good hands.”

Established in 1973, Repros is the largest engineering and blueprint equipment dealer in Northeast Ohio. Repros’ Engineering division also offers a complete range of copy shop services to the AEC industries.

Repros Engineering Copy Shop
We know that architects, engineers, and construction project managers work under intense pressure with unpredictable deadlines. Multiple revisions are a typical element of the design/build process. The large-format specialists at Repros Engineering handle a comprehensive range of professional copyshop needs, saving you time and money. Repros also offers additional value-added services like scanning, CAD conversion, and our Blueprint Plan Room for AEC document management.

Ready to print design drafts in-house? Repros represents wide format printing equipment, service, and supplies for Canon/OCE, Xerox, Kip, Epson, Ricoh, Roland, Mactac, Arlon, Sihl, Phototex, and others. Repros also offers expanded graphics solutions with the HP DesignJet line of Z-series printers, Cannon/OCE Colorado, Epson Professional Series, and the Roland solvent and latex line of printers. Our experienced sales reps will help you find the wide-format printer that is right for your specific applications.

Repros Service and Support
Our support doesn’t stop when you purchase your own large-format equipment because we’re here to help. Our service technicians are OEM trained and certified and each has over 25 years of experience maintaining contracts on a wide range of large-format printers and plotters.  We stock common parts in our office to expedite any potential repair.  As wide-format printing equipment transitions from a machine in your office to an integrated part of our network, we also offer specialized expertise in IT integration challenges.  Our copy shops can provide in-house production in the event of downtime for equipment or office interruption. Ask to see a demonstration before you purchase a new printer.

Over the past 50 years, Repros has enjoyed continual expansion and growth. We are pleased to welcome Canton City Blue Print into our family of companies. Customers can continue to send jobs to and they will be redirected to the Repros North Canton office. Or call Repros directly at 330-966-1300.