Paperworks opened for business in 1988 in a tiny shop on Queen Street, Port Hope. They soon moved into larger premises on Walton Street opposite the Royal Bank.

Renee and Peter McLachlan have both been in printing, newspapers or publishing for their whole careers. In the early years Renee did the typesetting and design while Peter ran the press and finishing operation.

As the business grew they purchased a property around the corner on Ontario Street which was able to serve as both office/workshop and a home. When a larger press was needed they moved the business into the Post Office building which, in the days before email, was a place that most businesses needed to visit at least once or twice a week.

Renee and Peter made a commitment to become part of the business community by serving on the board of the Chamber of Commerce and by being involved with other community organizations throughout the years.

Peter was always interested in the newest technology that would serve his customers better. Paperworks was the first print shop in the area to offer full colour copying, high speed black and white copying and a full range of the latest graphics software. The offset press was equipped with a two colour heads and one of the first computer to plate systems on the market.

It seems like every company talks about the importance of customer service, but one of the lasting cornerstones of our business is the way our customers feel about doing business with us. Our dependability and reliability have become  renowned. When you work fast, hardly ever miss a deadline, have fair prices, and treat people with dignity and respect it's hard not to grow your business. That's what we do, and Paperworks currently has hundreds of active and happy customers .

We invite you to consider using our printing firm the next time your company needs printing. There's a reason why we have earned new business customers every month for the last 23 years, and we would love the opportunity to demonstrate that for you on your next printing order. You see, we do things very differently than other printers and the big box stores.We believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.