By Patrick Yeagle
Business printing firm Springfield Reprographics announced this week the purchase of All About Signs, another Springfield printing company.
Steve Wakefield, owner of Springfield Reprographics, said his company’s signage and graphics division is absorbing All About Signs and its owner, Jim Kuchar.
“Jim’s 30-plus years of experience in the signage industry allows Springfield Reprographics to expand its menu of digital print and graphics services to include signage to help in communicating an organization’s message,” Wakefield said.
Kuchar says he started his career in graphic design in the mid-’80s, shortly after graduating high school. He enjoyed drawing and painting, but he says he couldn’t find a job as an artist in Springfield until his future father-in-law suggested checking out a local sign shop. Kuchar did so and was hired on the spot.
“The work is satisfying to me because we get to use our creativity,” he said. “You might have to design on a computer, paint, draw or apply vinyl. There is no job exactly the same.”
Kuchar says he decided to join Wakefield’s team at Springfield Reprographics because of the 97-year-old company’s depth of experience and ability to handle nearly every aspect of the business in-house.
“It was very beneficial to both our clients,” he said.
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