Our Story

Our Story
Locally owned and operated – keeping your investment in our community!
Founded in 2005 by John and Becky Crawford, Alpha Copies started out just like many other small businesses. With hard work, many long days, and determination, we founded Alpha Copies on the belief that we should offer our services to exceed what the customer expected. Have you ever gone to a new restaurant and known right away that you want to go back? We feel that is how you will find the experience at Alpha Copies. In fact, we are confident you will tell your friends and co-workers about us!

We offer competitive pricing and have the lowest bulk prices available anywhere. With two convenient locations in Ames along Lincoln Way, you will find out why many Central Iowa businesses call Alpha Copies their one-stop shop for ALL their printing needs.

In 2015 we re-invested in Ames with a FASTSIGNS franchise. Located in the same building as our west store, FASTSIGNS is the largest sign solution company in the world and offers more sign solutions than anyone else in our industry. With over 600 locations worldwide, the FASTSIGNS network of franchisees can offer a solution here in Ames or across the world. FASTSIGNS Facts

With the latest technology offered in the industry and by hiring and retaining talented staff, Alpha Copies and FASTSIGNS of Ames produces the highest quality products anywhere in Iowa. As the largest retail quick printer in the state of Iowa, Alpha Copies can out-produce all our competitors, which means if you need it now – we can do it!