Purchased by Rodger Ford in 1975, The Graphics Center, in Tucson, Ariz., housed an assembly of media companies: Print (AlphaGraphics and Arizona Lithographers), Target Marketing, AlphaGraphics Direct Mail, Launch Typesetting, Sign Manufacturing and a recording studio.
Arizona Lithographers developed the specialty of printing sublimation dyes on paper and transferring the images to other substrates. Soon the rock bands of the world relied on Arizona Lithographers to supply T-shirts to rock concerts worldwide. Arizona Lithographers printed for many groups, including The Who, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Queen and more … those were the days!
Arizona Lithographers was purchased by John Davis of Tucson in 1978. John is responsible for transforming Arizona Lithographers by applying its technology to the reproduction of fine art prints. The company enjoys a worldwide reputation for expertise and quality in the reproduction of fine art.
Arizona Lithographers is one of the largest full-service sheet-fed commercial printers in Southern Arizona. Their loyal customer base extends beyond the borders of the United States.
Environmental Impact: All the electrical power used at Arizona Lithographers is offset by clean 100 percent new wind energy.
The company undertook this initiative to do its part in improving the environment. Electricity production relying on fossil fuels is the leading cause of industrial air pollution in the United States.
Renewable energy minimizes air pollution and reduces greenhouse gases. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it helps reduce the risks associated with climate change by supporting technologies that are more sustainable for businesses and communities.
Over the course of one year Arizona Lithographers’ commitment to wind power energy will displace more than 1.98 million pounds of carbon dioxide that would be emitted into the environment by conventional resources. These environmental benefits are the equivalent to taking 163 passenger cars off the road for one year.
That’s why Arizona Lithographers chose clean renewable wind power energy. … It’s simply the right thing to do for the environment.