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Check out the changes to Alpha Print!

Mar 8

Last year, U of M alumni Charlie Stark bought long-time Dinkytown print shop Alpha Print. In the past year, Charlie and his son Ben have made several changes and updates to the store, including adding a website where you can make online orders. If you haven’t been in Alpha Print lately, be sure to stop in and check out the new look and services they offer! The Dinkytown Business Alliance is happy to have this service available for our businesses, residents, and students!

What is Alpha Print all about?
Located on 4th Street right next to Goldy’s Locker Room, in the historic Sammy D’s storefront location. Alpha Print has a solution for all your printing needs. Alpha Print offers professional services for projects of all sizes. Our popular products include flyers, newsletters, business cards, banners, custom posters, portfolios and resumes. Alpha Print has been serving the community since 1981. The past 10 months my son and I have been updating the store, added digital equipment and started offering online services. Come in and check out the new look!Some of the new printing technology at Alpha print, with the historic brick archways in the background.

Why did you choose to buy a business in Dinkytown?
We chose Dinkytown because of the vibrant campus culture and community. When I was a student at the University of Minnesota I managed the Wilson library print shop and lived in the Dinkytown area – a lot of fond memories. I have spent over 50 years in all areas of commercial printing so when the opportunity presented itself to move to Dinkytown, I could not pass it up.Charlie (right) &  his son Ben in the newly updated Alpha Print store

What’s your favorite part about being in Dinkytown?
The best part about Dinkytown is the diversity and the unique culture. There is just no place like Dinkytown.
Greeting cards available for purchase.

Get a cold drink while you print!

Anything else you’d like to share on the Dinkytown blog?
Alpha print is your go-to neighborhood printer. Stop by and say hi!
Photos by: Katie Thering Photography
Funding for blog series provided by: City of Minneapolis’ Great Streets Program

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