It’s no surprise that Glenn Tamblingson is in the graphics business. His father, Jesse, began working in a sign shop when he was just 10 years old. At 15, he was already running his own business. Glenn inherited that same entrepreneurial spirit from his dad and opened his own company, Campaign Graphics, in 1982. Today, decades after Jesse’s shop opened, the Tamblingsons’ business is still a family affair. Two of Glenn’s daughters, his two sons, and his wife, Lori, are all involved in the business along with their 18 other employees.
L-R: Glenn Tamblingson, Isaiah Tamblingson, Sarah Tamblingson,
Martha Tamblingson, Lori Tamblingson, Reuben Tamblingson
What started as Campaign Graphics, a business geared toward political campaigns, GraphicsPLUS has evolved into much more.
While offering printing, graphics, and business services, the professionals of GraphicsPLUS are versed in a wide variety of printing specialties. The extremely diverse operation at GraphicsPLUS offers digital graphics, banners, signs, embroidery, screen printing, copying, advertising specialty items, fine arts prints, and fleet and vehicle wraps. If it can be printed, GraphicsPLUS can get it done.
What sets GraphicsPLUS apart is the level of service and quality that goes into each and every job, no matter the size.
Jason and Sandra create custom embroidery designs at GraphicsPLUS.
“We have true craftspeople and artists who work here,” Glenn says of his staff. “We create what others can’t or won’t. Our team is highly talented and trained.”
And even with the level of expertise offered at GraphicsPLUS, the prices and turnaround time are highly competitive.
Conveniently located on SR 200, GraphicsPLUS is a one-stop source, saving time while being convenient. The business services center includes copying, printing of business cards, brochures, flyers, door hangers, booklets, and anything else needed to successfully run or promote a business.
“We also offer a complete selection of specialty advertising products—pens, cups, key chains, and thousands of other promotional items,” says Glenn. “We try to counsel our customers on how to coordinate their promotions to make them bring a return on the investment. One of the hottest advertising methods today is vehicle wraps. The impact achieved is phenomenal.”
A “wrap” is a cost-effective method of advertising that has the potential to literally reach millions of viewers each month. Consider it a rolling billboard. Trailers, trucks, vans, boats, planes, motorcycles, even boats… they’re all options!
Michael Rubin of Floral City owns Wing Bling, a company that specializes in custom motorcycle graphics. He chose GraphicsPLUS to create three custom wraps for his business (like the trailer wrap pictured at the bottom left) and says that service was top notch.
“The professionals at GraphicsPLUS were courteous and caring,” he says. “They were detail-oriented with plenty of follow-ups and worked hard to meet my schedule.”
Michael had three trucks and trailers, ranging in length from 24 to 70 feet, wrapped and says the finished products are “just beautiful.”
Glenn and Rueben match paint colors while brainstorming a client’s advertising order.
The staff at GraphicsPLUS does its production on site, with very few exceptions. The 14,000-square-foot facility features the latest in high-tech machinery and computer equipment. The embroidery room houses 12 stations on three machines, capable of sewing four jobs at once.
“We can embroider on shirts, jackets, hats, towels, even cloth signs,” says Sarah Tamblingson, Glenn’s 24-year-old daughter who has worked full-time with her dad for six years. “This equipment is top-of-the-line.”
Next door to the embroidery area is the digital department where wraps and other weather-proof jobs are created, using state-of-the-art machinery.
“The Mimaki printer is capable of printing on a variety of materials including window mesh, reinforced banner vinyl, and pressure-sensitive flexible vinyl,” says Glenn. “After our jobs are printed, we then add a special laminate to ensure that the product will last for five years in outdoor elements.”
Just next door, the 52-inch plotter is used for vinyl cut lettering. An optical laser senses and cuts along registration marks to cut out any shape, letter, or logo that is fed into the system. Fine art prints up to 44 inches wide by 12 feet or longer are produced on an Epson 9600 printer. The Epson printer specializes in giclée prints on canvas and paper, or photo enlargements that are made for artists and photographers. Other digital prints include interior displays and life-size cutouts. Also in the print room, is the T-Jet machine which digitally prints full color on T-shirts.
“It’s perfect for special event-type shirts,” Glenn says. “Maybe you have a new grandson or it’s your child’s first birthday. The T-Jet is used for specialty shirts when you don’t need a large quantity.”
The screen printing department is huge. It houses 12 presses, including a 10-station T-shirt printer that can produce up to eight vivid colors on a T-shirt. GraphicsPLUS has the capability to create a screen print on signs and other products from a few inches up to 4 by 10 feet. The options are only as limited as your imagination.
No matter what the needs are, the GraphicsPLUS art department works diligently to help clients realize the designs and ideas they see in their mind’s eye.
“Whether a client has no design at all, a roughly sketched design, or a completed design, we see to it that the final product matches what each client is looking for,” says Sarah.
It’s that creativity surrounding him that excites Glenn on a daily basis.
“It’s very rewarding,” he says, “to help a client achieve their goals through creativity, problem solving, and customer service.”
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