About ABC Imaging
ABC Imaging provides print solutions and digital document management services for the AEC and
other market sectors around the globe. We bundle services and products to provide commercial clients
one place to stop for print solutions. We are expanding our service and products to offer consumers
a wide range of print solutions.
In 1982, Medi Falsafi created American Blueprinting Company, to provide premium quality reprographic services to architects, engineers, and contractors. With a background in architecture and an MBA from Harvard Business School, he purchased printing equipment and set up shop.
Medi's architectural knowledge made it easy for him to understand how to provide print solutions to the building design and construction industries. He grew what was to be a temporary venture into a multimillion dollar business.
Today, American Blueprinting Company is known as ABC Imaging.
Medi Falsafi opens American Blueprint Company in March with offices at 11th and K in Washington, DC.
In December, ABC Imaging moves to
14th and N.
The Offset Printing division opens in Alexandria, VA in September.
In June the first retail store opens on Oronoco Street in Alexandria, VA.
Headquarters moves to 1147 20th Street in January.
A second store opens on Spring Street in Silver Spring, MD in March.
In April, a third store opens on Tyco Road in Vienna, VA and then moves to Tyson's Corner, VA.
ABC Imaging's Offset Printing division moves to Slaters Lane in Alexandria, VA.
January ABC acquires Topel Digital Solutions in January. The acquisition enables the rapid expansion into large format digital printing technology.
Stores open in Bethesda, MD and in Reston, VA.
The company's online planroom, BlueprintOnline, launches in August. The web-based application enables construction drawings to be organized and facilitates the ordering of drawings over the
life of a project.
In June, ABC Imaging opens a store in Baltimore, MD.
The Offset Printing division moves in December to Chevy Chase, MD.
ABC Imaging's first west coast store opens in Los Angeles, CA in November.
Stores open in New York, NY in May and in West Los Angeles, CA in November.
Stores open in Bellevue, WA; Boston, MA; and Pittsburgh, PA.
To support growth and consolidate operations, company headquarters and the Offset Printing division move to 1155 21st Street in Washington, DC.
Stores open in Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; and Miami, FL.
ABC Imaging launches its Grand Format division to print banners, signs, and posters and to support other specialty printing activity. The company purchases 3D printers to expand products and services into creating 3D physical models and rapid prototypes for a variety of market sectors.
Stores open in Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; and Houston, TX.
Anticipating the start of international growth, ABC Imaging merges with Mediashore of London. As part of their international plans, ABC Imaging acquires space for stores in Dubai, UAE and in Shanghai, PRC.
Stores open in Las Vegas, NV; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Denver, CO.
Stores open in Concord, CA; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Hunt Valley, MD.
Stores open in Manassas, VA; and Tampa, FL.
Stores open in Boston South, MA; and Miami West, FL.
ABC Imaging acquires Peeq Imaging.
In November, ABC Imaging opens a store in Charlotte, NC.
In January, ABC Imaging acquires INDOX Services' Denver Operation.
ABC Imaging lauches it’s new Barricades division to provide retail, malls, and commerical properties with barricades & hoardings,indoor and outdoor graphics.
ABC Imaging launches
1201 Video productions,
providing a broad spectrum of video & post production services to our clients.
ABC Imaging launches abcprintroom.com, an online store for web to print services.
ABC Imaging starts a new Dye Sublimation
Department, for high
end printing on
and other materials.
ABC Imaging moves corporate headquarters to Alexandria, VA.
I am writing to express my satisfaction with your company's work. We were only able to present your staff with
a poor quality image of our logo, but received a product that was exactly what we envisioned for our front lobby
signage. We appreciate the terrific service offered by ABC Imaging, and will certainly use your company for
all of our signage and printing needs in the future.
S&R Law Firm, PLLC
We couldn’t be happier with the work that ABC did for us on our last major pitch. The team worked with us hand-
in-hand under extremely tight timelines to craft a stunning book, and the client specifically commented on it.
We’re looking forward to our next project together!
-Michele G. , Universal McCann
Thank you so much for helping assemble the incredible binders and tabs! They look phenomenal and our team is incredibly appreciative.
Jackie Lender, Business Development Analyst, Intersection
Got to say, the quality work all the Irvine ABC Imaging staff does along with the expertise you have in your field speaks volumes for our return business and our confidence in your company. Thanks for the professionalism
and making us look good.
-Norma Raistrick, Executive Assistant, JWC Environmental, LLC
ABC provides superior quality and customer service each and every time. This really came through this week when we had a very tight turnaround on custom binders. Due to an unexpected blizzard in New York, our FedEx package was held which caused a delay in delivery. Shahabudeen at ABC came through for us and printed a new set of binders with overnight delivery to ensure we received our binders just in time. I appreciate how proactive they are. I’ve been working with ABC for many years and would highly recommend them to anyone with printing needs.
-Ashley Dailey, Senior Marketing Project Lead, Balfour Beatty Construction
... I wanted to thank you for all your help ... We had a very positive experience with ABC Imaging. Chang was there for us every step of the way and his reliability, responsiveness, and attention to detail were greatly reassuring.
- CHERYL SOURBEER
Proposals Director, Markon Solutions
Myself and my team have worked with ABC Imaging for the better part of two years now and there has not been an instance yet that they have told us “no” to one of our crazy asks or a time that they have failed to deliver the utmost quality project, not just in New York, but across numerous cities in the United States, as well as across the globe.
They are always where we are and will always make sure the projects are delivered anywhere we needthem to be.
We are continually blown away by the work that the team at ABC outputs for us each and every week and
we look forward to our relationship with them in the future, as it is one that we value wholeheartedly.
- PAUL LAFLEUR
Internal Design Studio, IPG Media Brands
“I've had great experiences working with ABC Imaging! Customer service is great - they communicate quickly and easily and are open to flexibility. The products received are high quality and conveniently delivered to wherever we need them!”
-Tiffany Ngo, King County Housing Authority
“You guys are AWESOME!!! They look terrific. Thank you so much and please thank everyone involved.
The President of our company was very happy with the sample yesterday!!”
DIGITAL PRINTING / OFFSET PRINTING / LASER CUTTING
“First off, AMAZING JOB. I’ve been so impressed by the quality and speed of this work. I’m so grateful to you for everything. Thank you. And Thank you to your team at ABC. Can’t wait to do this again!”
“Thank you so much for all the amazing work you did with our programs and flyers last week. The quality was exceptional, and your flexibility and speediness has always been appreciated. Thanks for putting up with us! :)
It's great to have a local printer that we can rely on.”
-LCM, The Chinese Fine Arts Society
MANAGE PRINT SERVICES
“ABC Imaging has supported us with their Facilities Management Program for over 15 years.
We have been very pleased with the professional service provided by our account manager and his Facility Support Team.”
-TG, Torti Gallas and Partners
REPROGRAPHIC SERVICES / MANAGE PRINT SERVICES
“ABC Imaging has been our Reprographic Vendor for over a decade and has provided excellent service and support over the years....quick to respond to any issues or requests.
Our Virtual FM system has allowed us to have top quality in-house reprographic capabilities when our out-of-house printing is not required.”
-AC, Kerns Group Architects, P.C.
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