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Blue Wave Printing & Display is located in Manchester, Connecticut. It has been a family run business since 1992, started by Scott and Elaine Hagelin. Blue Wave Printing has gone through a variety of changes adding larger and larger printing capabiliites. They now specialize in large fabric displays for trade shows as well as event signs. 

When you order from one of the Blue Wave Printing and Display websites you will be assigned a customer representative to help you through the process of ordering. The representative will make sure your file is print-ready and if any changes need to be made, they can be made before the graphic is printed. 

The main website, www.bluewaveprinting.com has a catalog of products that anyone can order. While the website grew, so did the complication of keeping products in order. In 2009 www.bigcheckstore.com was born to launch a product line of big novetly checks that people use in donation pictures. The big check product could then be organized on it's own website making easier for customers to navigate and find the product they where looking for. 

In 2010, www.bannerstandshowroom.com was developed to cater to the growing banner stand market. This website has easy navigation of banner stands by size. In 2014 the next website, www.bigfabricdisplays.com was developed to showcase the growing product line of oversized fabric displays, including wall mounted displays, ceiling displays, and hanging fabric. 

Solar Added in 2019:

At Blue Wave Printing & Display, we are always striving to be as ecofriendly as possible. This year, we made an investment to move ourselves in a more sustainable direction by installing a 96-kilowatt solar panel system. This solar panel system will produce enough electricity to power 90% of our company, drastically reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. At an average of 425kwh per day, we are projected to produce around 120,000kwh of electricity per year. This would save 288,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. Over the lifetime of the panels (20 years), we are expecting to save over 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released.

Solar panels use photovoltaic cells to absorb energy from sunlight and convert it into usable electricity. Once the panels are installed, they have zero emissions and make up for any emissions created during production within 1-3 years. We chose to invest in solar panels as our form of renewable energy because of this, in addition to our building being ideal with a large, flat roof. We believe in doing our part to protect the environment and to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.