Tongass Business Center is completely owned and operated by year round Alaskans with a passion for business and service. We offer a variety of rich resources for your business or home office, serving all of Southeast with a state of the art copy and print center in Ketchikan, SHARP certified sales and service based out of Ketchikan and Juneau, and office supply and furniture sales through our Ketchikan store front and web store. From Hydaburg to Yakutat, we intimately understand the challenges and rewards of doing business in Southeast Alaska. You can count on us to be here for you and your business year ’round, rain or shine.
The Photos Making TBC Beautiful
An extra special thanks goes out to TBC Service Dispatcher Mike Gates, for the beautiful local photographs currently gracing our home page and the backgrounds of the rest of our website pages. You can check out more of Mike’s awesome work at www.mikegatesphotography.com
Mike Gates is a long time Alaskan and employee of TBC since August of 2009. As our Service Dispatcher, he is a key member of TBC’s Service Team and wears many hats in the department. Mike takes calls from all of SE Alaska when a service contracted machine needs toner, displays a trouble code, or indicates the need for a maintenance call. Mike also works with inventorying and ordering supplies and parts, and making sure they get to the customer when they are needed. Many of our machines now automatically report to Mike’s desk, allowing him to take the necessary steps to get problems solved or customers alerted the moment special needs crop up. Mike does the service invoicing and archiving, and has been instrumental in getting the entire service department records and operations digitized and organized, so all TBC machine records are at his fingertips. His favorite part of working here at TBC lies in the pleasure of interacting with our great customers and his coworkers.
When not at TBC, what Mike really loves is photography. He first discovered the magic of the darkroom when he was an early teen, fascinated by pictures emerging in a tray of water, seemingly from nowhere. As an adult he claims not to know why he likes the medium; he simply feels that it has to be done.
Mike’s photographic work has been extensively in Nature and Alaskana, with some commissioned work. His award winning photos have been showcased in a solo show at Ketchikan’s Mainstay Gallery and chosen as the cover of Ketchikan’s phone book three times. Currently he sells prints primarily through his website, www.MikeGatesPhotography.com. Mike also has a hidden penchant for surrealism. He feels certain both that his best work is yet to come, and that when it does, it won’t resemble anything that he’s done so far.
Our retail location, offering office and art supplies, and featuring our full service copy & print center. It is also the home of our SHARP sales and service center servicing Southern Southeast.
618 Dock St,
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 9-4, Closed Sun
SHARP sales showroom and service center, serving Northern Southeast. Showroom hours are by appointment only.
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5, Closed Sat & Sun
5445 Shaune Dr, Ste3,
Tongass Business Center is proud to be your local SHARP authorized dealer. Whatever your copy and print needs are, we can help you find the machine to fill them. TBC brings you top of the line printers and copiers, backed by the expertise and local availability of our SHARP certified Service Department. Enjoy worry-free document handling, right here in Southeast Alaska.
With a stem to stern service contract from TBC, it’ll be smooth sailing. We provide parts, labor, supplies, replacement toner, even the staples for your MFP (Multi-Function Printer or Imaging Device). Just add paper, and TBC will keep you copying contentedly for years. For more information on the service plans available for your machine, contact the service department at 907-228-4692 or use our email form below.
For customers in outlying areas – our contracts do not include shipping costs or travel costs for tech visits, but we do our best to schedule service for multiple customers on each visit, when possible, in order to divide expenses and offer the best value for each customer. Please contact us for more information.
Our SHARP certified technicians handle everything from new installs, to maintenance, to repairs of SHARP business machines. All of our service techs receive training and certification to the highest possible certification rating with SHARP, giving you the best and most reliable service possible.
How can we be of service?
Tongass Business Center has the best equipped copy center in Southern Southeast, coupling a great array of quality services with the convenience of our local, downtown Ketchikan location. What can we do for you?
In standard, legal and ledger sizes our machines produce gorgeous flyers and simple forms with equal ease. We also offer photo printing (from digital files only), business cards, transparency, and label printing. TBC is particularly proud to serve our local arts community as the printing resource for so many of the ledger sized (11” x17”) posters that are popular for promoting events.
We can print files from USB thumb drives, SD and other camera cards, discs (cd/dvd), and emailed files. Email files for printing to firstname.lastname@example.org
***Mac users: We are an exclusively PC compatible company so if you have a mac file type (something built in Pages, Numbers or similar), you will get much better results by exporting the document to a more universal file type before bringing it to us for printing (.pdf, .jpeg, &amp; .png are most common).
Great inkjet printing, up to 24” wide printed on a continuous roll. Choose a lightweight paper to print patterns, plans or quick signs. Choose medium weight paper and print quality for great banners and posters. Or choose our photo quality, glossy paper and highest quality printing for stunning large photos. (Please note that image quality and file size will directly affect the print quality of all enlargements and large format prints.)
Our self-serve photo kiosk gives you the power to print beautiful photos up to 8” x 10” from all types of digital media storage devices. It’s instant photographic gratification.
Whether you need to protect a fishing license, your last employee of the month award or even lend water resistance to large signs, we have the laminating solution for you. We offer heat laminating from ID card size(2”x3.25”) to ledger (11” x 17”), and cold lamination on an 8.5” or 24” wide continuous roll. Why not pair our large format printing with 24” cold lamination for a beautiful weather resistant banner at your next event?
TBC offers three types of quality binding services. Our heat binding will accommodate upto 340 pages, and our plastic spiral bind up to 440 pages. We can easily create bound books and documents for you that look professional and are easy to use.
From super simple black and white to full color on fancy stock, we can create the right cards for you.
We can create truly custom, professional, self-inking stamps for you or your business in a variety of sizes and ink colors. Choose from a variety of fonts, let us add your logo, signature or other line art, and get stamping.
Tongass Business Center offers a great selection of products and solutions for every aspect of your business or home office needs.
From pens and paper to small office machines, TBC has the quality products that you depend on.
Keep employees happy and productive with bulk snacks, commercial quality small appliances, and our new Keurig Brewers specifically designed for your office or commercial environment.
Keep your business squeaky clean or rev up your household clean routine with these professional cleaning and paper products.
Here in Southeast we know we have to weatherproof our homes and ourselves, now you can weatherproof your work, too! We offer a large line of these Alaska ready writing and printing products.
From individual pieces to fully planned office spaces, reception areas, board rooms, and storage, Tongass Business Center is ready to bring you exactly what you are looking for.
A small selection of furniture is available for you perusal or immediate purchase at our sales location in Ketchikan. Coupled with the Alaska sized selection of our online catalogue and weekly ship dates, we aim to provide you with the best possible selection and versatility with the shortest turn arounds possible.
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Tongass Business Center will gladly refund or exchange unopened or defective items with a receipt, within 30 days of purchase. Ordered items that we do not stock on the sales floor will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.