Crop Marks

    Business Stats

  • Established in 2009 in Creston neighborhood
  • Relocated to former furniture warehouse at 128 Coldbrook NE in 2012
  • Owned and operated by partners Russ Colter, Chris Vroma, Mike DeRuiter, and Ben Colter
  • Make deliveries around town in an eye-catching Emergency Print Vehicle (EPV)
  • Nominated as Best New Business of the Year, Grand Rapids, 2009
  • Employ full-facility recycling, eco-friendly inks, energy-efficient lighting and equipment
  • Provide reduced-cost printing for select non-profits

Crop Marks

Guided by the philosophy “a relationship is more important than a dollar”, the three partners of Crop Marks are known for their willingness to go the extra mile for their customers. They’re also valued for their strong problem-solving abilities, digital printing knowledge, and high-quality eco-friendly products.

Their name, Crop Marks, refers to trim marks or lines printed in the corners of sheets of paper to indicate where the printer should trim it. Crop marks make the process much easier and more precise. Much like what Crop Marks as a digital printer wants to do for its customers. Make the process of getting something printed, painless. As Russ says, “It was an Aha! moment when we came up with the name for the business.”

It’s not all business for these partners. All three of them are fathers and love to spend time with family. Russ is also a sculptor and painter, Chris is an avid water skier, and Mike DeRuiter is crazy about cats and fishing.

Crop Marks offers a full range of digital and offset printing. Buttons, banners, signs, stickers, canvas prints, T-shirts, and more. You might not know it, but their work is showing up everywhere!

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