Meet NPOA's Newest Board Member...

3rd Generation Print Shop Owner
Is Appointed Secretary of NPOA

Betsy Allen, a third generation print shop owner from Cortland, NY was recently elected by the NPOA Board of Directors to fill an existing vacancy on the board. She will fill the position of "NPOA Secretary." For a complete list of officers, click here. Betsy has been working in the printing industry full-time for thirty years. She grew up in her family’s shop, Cortland Press, which was started by her Grandfather, Hershel Cross, in 1957 and was passed on to her parents in 1978.  

In 2004, Betsy and her husband Paul founded a completely new, digital, print & copy business with a storefront on Main Street in Cortland, NY - Carbon Copies. Betsy took over ownership of Cortland Press in 2005 and Betsy and Paul joined the two businesses later that year. 

Today, Betsy runs Cortland Press & Carbon Copies on Main Street in Cortland; she has grown the combined shops into a very busy commercial and offset printing center that has a reputation for superior quality, attention to detail and the diversity of the types of jobs that they run.

Xerox recently reached out and asked them to be one of only two test sites in the world (the other in Europe) for a three month period of the recently released Xerox Versant 80 digital press. Xerox sent a film crew in to capture Betsy’s impression of the press. The video can be viewed here