Twenty years ago—in early 1991-Florida Graphic Supply was launched. During this time, sign making professionals throughout Florida sought reliable sources for traditional sign making products and supplies, such as paints, brushes, and computer graphic film. While computer hardware and software continued to advance, new emerging technologies with vinyl cutting and inkjet printing equipment soon hit the market and expanded throughout the 1990’s. This new influx of digital sign making equipment provided sign shops much needed relief for improving their workflow and allowing more time for creating and designing attractive signage.
Though surprising only to some, many industry experts still consider Florida Graphic Supply as one of the pioneers who helped shape the sign industry as we know it today. Owner operator and President Bill Watts can recall some of the first vendor alliances formed with manufacturers like Roland DGA and Oracal. “While these are well known successful brand names today, we like to believe Florida Graphic Supply played a significant role by being the first to introduce these products to the industry,” says Bill Watts. “We are extremely appreciative of all our vendor relationships as we depend on new products and improved technology to help our customers grow and continue to be successful,” Bill Watts further added.
Today, Florida Graphic Supply comprises two divisions with a combined team of over 30 employees, 35,000 square feet of warehouse and operational space, and a new state of the art demo room and training facility. Florida Graphic Services offers wholesale printing for sign shops requiring print technology outside of their capabilities, such as “direct to substrate” printing, and other services including laminating and banner finishing. “Our goal at FGS is to always exceed our customer’s expectations and our commitment for exceptional service and technical support has earned us the finest reputation throughout the Southeastern sign market,” says John Eukovich, Director of Sales & Marketing.