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.

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1902      

Founded as Peninsular Engraving

1927      

First double-page spread ad ever produced in full color for a national magazine

1955

Seidel-Farris-Clark (SFC) formed by Paul and Tom Clark in merger with Standard Engraving Co.


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1962

One of the first suppliers of direct screen separations to the lithographic industry

1967      

First electronic reflective scanner of its type and size in the U.S.

1969

First to provide color separations of the Apollo moon landing—just 12 hours after the images were released by NASA


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1969

First to use reflective scan technology, resulting in award-winning lithographs for National Geographic Magazine

1974

First automated stripping equipment in the world

1978

Created PhotoQuest, a patented system to store thousands of images used by firms like World Bank, Amtrak, 3M and Time/Life magazines


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1984

Created the Repro45 System, a complete Image Management System to help art directors choose photographs with the help of computers

1991

Installed the Digital Iris System, which made it possible to proof work without going to print first

1993

Created award-winning critical color reproductions for GM, Fleer Baseball Cards, Kroger, J Crew, and other national brands


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1999

Expanded with 6 wide format printers and 2 small format printers, as well as a complete finishing and laminating department

2001

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

2004

Expanded our fulfillment center to 58,000 sq. ft.


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2007

First to combine high resolution scanning, image editing and HD printing into an HDi Technology imaging process

2008

Installed the largest flat bed scanner of its kind in the world

2008

Introduced HDi SwatchBoards, an award-winning sample presentation technique for building products


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2011

Launched our Designed Surfaces business to bring high-definition, direct-to-substrate digital imaging to decorative interior building products

2017

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

2018

Built a 3,000 sq. ft. coating facility with state-of-the-art roll and spray coating equipment