We’ve been making color reproduction history for over 115 years.
The years since 1902 have been quite a ride. SFC Color Solutions has led the revolution in color and digital imaging technology. We’ve moved from film to digitized images and from filing cabinets to digital storefront, web-to-print software. We’ve also reinvented production and fulfillment processes and re-imagined packaging and retail display. Most of all, we’ve been driven by the sincere desire to make it all easier, less expensive, and more useful for you.
Throughout SFC’s history, our passion has continued to be in the development of innovative solutions that provide powerful options for the way your products are seen and loved.
Let’s make history together.
Founded as Peninsular Engraving
First double-page spread ad ever produced in full color for a national magazine
Seidel-Farris-Clark (SFC) formed by Paul and Tom Clark in merger with Standard Engraving Co.
One of the first suppliers of direct screen separations to the lithographic industry
First electronic reflective scanner of its type and size in the U.S.
First to provide color separations of the Apollo moon landing—just 12 hours after the images were released by NASA
First to use reflective scan technology, resulting in award-winning lithographs for National Geographic Magazine
First automated stripping equipment in the world
Created PhotoQuest, a patented system to store thousands of images used by firms like World Bank, Amtrak, 3M and Time/Life magazines
Created the Repro45 System, a complete Image Management System to help art directors choose photographs with the help of computers
Installed the Digital Iris System, which made it possible to proof work without going to print first
Created award-winning critical color reproductions for GM, Fleer Baseball Cards, Kroger, J Crew, and other national brands
Expanded with 6 wide format printers and 2 small format printers, as well as a complete finishing and laminating department
Created an in-house job tracking and internet-based order-fulfillment software for just-in-time (JIT) production and delivery of POP materials for Owens Corning
Expanded our fulfillment center to 58,000 sq. ft.
First to combine high resolution scanning, image editing and HD printing into an HDi Technology™ imaging process
Installed the largest flat bed scanner of its kind in the world
Introduced HDi SwatchBoards™, an award-winning sample presentation technique for building products
Launched our Designed Surfaces business to bring high-definition, direct-to-substrate digital imaging to decorative interior building products
Developed a patented process for producing large-format, printed VistaVue™ samples that fold into a size that is easy and inexpensive to mail and introduced TruTouch™ textured digital printing
Built a 3,000 sq. ft. coating facility with state-of-the-art roll and spray coating equipment