KelPrint can handle it

Iconic quonset building has been a downtown Castlegar fixture for decades. - Jim Sinclair
Iconic quonset building has been a downtown Castlegar fixture for decades.
— image credit: Jim Sinclair

The often-mentioned "paperless society" remains, in large part, a rumour. There may be fewer stamps being licked these days thanks to email but business at Castlegar's print Mecca is as thriving as ever. That's because for so many reasons there is nothing that can adequately replace a tangible document or photograph.

Mother and daughter Eileen and Katrina Babaeff are the faces representing KelPrint – a vital operation which has been a part of downtown Castlegar for many years.

It's been about a dozen years, according to Katrina, since Mike and Eileen Babaeff acquired the existing business along with Janice Kelley. With Mike's passing about five years ago, followed by Janice's retirement, Eileen and Katrina have kept things running smoothly right up to the present day, always with a warm welcome for steady customers and first-timers, alike.

KelPrint has the fuel that offices depend on and should a request happen to stump them, they've got a network that can ensure customer satisfaction on-the-double.

From business cards to massive blueprints, wall-mountable photo prints or what-have-you, as the title suggests, KelPrint can handle it.

Their impressive HP large format printer, for example, is employed in the service of designers and engineers for construction plans for houses, buildings, whatever. The printer can also furnish huge prints of the photos you decide are worthy. Just have a glance at the colossal print of the Parisienne skyline adorning the wall next time you pay a visit – just supply a large photo file from your modern digital camera and they'll do the rest. For that extra special subject they can even print on canvas!


KelPrint carries all the items you've always enjoyed stocking up on: the expected variety of pens, pencils, markers, labels, date books, organizers fasteners, paper... ink cartridges, etc., plus, by popular demand, a great assortment of art-related items as well.

KelPrint: you'll feel good about supporting them because they so obviously enjoy serving you.

KelPrint: 465 Columbia Avenue... the barn built for business.

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