Blue Wave Printing & Display's owners, founders, and husband and wife duo Scott and Elaine Hagelin began in 1991 with a digital printing company called Show & Tell Inc. The company started with an ad in a national magazine selling personalized calendars and evolved into a booming business of creating placemats, apparel, mugs, and other gift items using families' photos sent from all around the country.
From there they transformed into printing for businesses with items such as full color flyers, brochures, and business cards. When personalized printed gift items became more mainstream, they decided to move the business in the direction of large format printing by offering banners, signs, table throws, and backdrops, and rebranded as Blue Wave Printing & Display Inc. with a focus in trade show and event printing.
Through the years Blue Wave has moved four times, each time increasing their square footage, equipment and employees. Their son Eric joined the business after college and has been a key factor in helping the company's web presence drastically grow, and daughter Kristina also joined to assist in the accounting department and both keep the close-knit family business feel present.
Blue Wave has evolved into including four online substores: Big Check Store, Banner Stand Showroom, Print Goals, and Big Fabric Displays that specialze in specific products from the main Blue Wave Printing site, and each bring in customers ordering night and day from all over the country and internationally.
Blue Wave Printing & Display has every intention to continue to grow and evolve with new technology while meeting customers' needs.