May 13


Hackworth/TGS Ranked #1 Print Shop in Virginia by Wide-Format Imaging

By Hackworth

May 13, 2016

In the April 2016 edition of Wide-Format Imaging magazine, Hackworth/The Graphics Shop (TGS) were ranked the #26 wide format printing shop in the United States. The magazine listed the shop as the highest ranked in Virginia. This is the third year in a row that Hackworth has been recognized in this national publication as a Top Shop.

The wall mural project for Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore was highlighted in the feature article “It’s Crunch Time. The wrap team at TGS designed and printed 35 unique wall wraps for the Foodbank in 2015. The custom job resulted in over 9,000 square feet of printing.

Editorial Director Denise Gustavson stated in the article:

[pullquote align=”normal”]”The Top 60 shops had a gangbuster year in 2015, reaching an all-time high just north of $725M and showing nearly 13 percent year-over-year growth. And according to all their comments, most are looking to keep the same momentum in 2016.” [/pullquote]

Hackworth’s insight was used in “Growth Areas for 2016” sidebar of the article:

  • Out-of-Home and Grand-Format Signage: “Outdoor signage is a wide area but building signage, event signage, directional signage, etc. continues to grow and as the economy improves
    new companies need signage and existing companies need to upgrade signage.”
  • Wraps: “Wraps are now more commonplace and everyone is asking about them. I tell clients they are the best ROI ever and there are so many applications and materials available.”

top print shop - Chesapeake, VA
We are honored to be recognized for our work by one of the leading print publications in America. It’s our desire to continue to lead the way in print innovation as well as providing excellent products and services to businesses and organizations in Hampton Roads and beyond.

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About the author

In 1991, Hackworth opened its doors as a blue printer. More than 20 years later under the direction of Dorothy and Charlie Hackworth and their son Charles, the business is a full fledged technology and document solutions company.

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