Celebrating 30 Years

Our Company

UpClose Marketing & Printing’s objective, since 1987, is to simplify the myriad of choices for your marketing, printing, copying and signage needs, through superior customer service.

Our History

March of 1987 UpClose had its start when Peter purchased a typing service and Western Union agency on the University of Illinois campus.     


1987 to 1990  The typing service operated out of several locations and each had a copy machine. Each store had their own name, Clean Machine, Quick Copy and Quick Print with the Western Union service. 


When the stores were purchased Peter created a new company, UpClose Graphics, Inc. Named after the street he grew up on in his native Rhodesia.

Our Community Involvement

Our local commitment has been acknowledged by being selected the Small Business of the Year by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, and receiving the Spirit of Caring award from the United Way of Champaign County and 2015 Difference Maker award


Organization of the Month? UpClose offers a unique opportunity for our clients to donate to local non-profit organizations. Our customers receive a 10% discount on all regular priced orders for donating $10.00 to our monthly organization. Our staff votes on the organizations for each month.     


Over the past 29 years, approximately 50 organizations have received over $10,000 in donations and distributed over $20,000 in gift certificates from UpClose.     


Thank you. Your support of UpClose allows us to continue helping our community.