After successfully building the company’s operating systems into a successful and profitable business model, AlphaGraphics began franchising in 1979. In 1984, the company became the first desktop publishing retailer. By the late ’80s, AlphaGraphics was aggressively pursuing the global marketplace, becoming the first U.S. printing franchise to expand internationally.
In 2001, the company moved its headquarters to Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, there are almost 300 AlphaGraphics franchises located in the United States, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.