Company History


Cocheco PrintWorks opened for business in 1985 as Dover Duplicating. Our founders, Ed and Faye Decie set up business in the mill building on Main street. They produced mountains of printed material at a time when everyone turned to the "Quick Printer" to get their copies.

Ed moved the business across the street  in 1996 to 442 Central Avenue and renamed it to Cocheco PrintWorks. The name comes from the Cocheco Mill's printworks division which made printed calico fabrics. It was located in what is now Henry Law Park. From about 1829 to 1912 they produced up to 25 million yards of fabric each year for both domestic use and export.

In 1999 Cocheco PrintWorks was purchased by Jonathan West. Jon comes from the high tech semiconductor industry where he specialized in solving customer problems on multi-million dollar equipment. 

Under Jon's leadership, Cocheco PrintWorks quickly upgraded it's technology to become a leader in providing local print services. We implemented one of the first computer-to-plate systems in the area which gave our clients the best looking printed materials. Computers were upgraded to let us offer personalized direct mail projects. 

Our company is certified by Certified Printers International. That means that each year we have an onsite audit just like a bank or other professional business.  In order to maintain this certification we have to meet criteria for production, human resources, training and equipment.

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 very 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 Cocheco PrintWorks currently has 310 active customers out of the many businesses in the city of Dover and the surrounding area.

We invite you to consider using our printing firm the next time your company needs printing, mailing, websites, or promotional items. There's a reason why we our customers keep coming back including some who have been with the business for over 15 years. We would love the opportunity to demonstrate that for you on your next order. You see, we do things very differently than the other printers in our community, and we believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.

If you would like to talk to one of our customer service representatives, please call 603-749-0113. We would be happy to discuss how we can help your business succeed and prosper. Feel free to ask for Jon West, the owner, when you call, and to inquire about taking a 15 minute tour of our business, hosted by Jon. Jon provides a very fast-paced and interesting behind-the-scenes tour of how things work in our company, and most of the 175 businesses that have toured Cocheco PrintWorks have commented that it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be!