Kinko’s is unique. For one thing, it doesn’t do a lick of offset printing. It makes copies,copies, d almost nothing but copies. On the side it binds, folds, staples, collates, makes pads, and takes passport photos. I Kinko’s is also unique among quick printing chains in that it doesn’t franchise. All 300 or so Kinko’s stores are divided among a few closely held corporations, and founder Paul Orfalea holds a piece of virtually all of them. Odell explains that the company avoids franchising to ensure tight control over quality at its outlets. For the record Orfalea who plugged in his first photocopier when he was in college, was nicknamed by classmates as Kinko for his curly head of hair.