News Release

Safeguard Makes Its Mark on Print Solutions Magazine®s Top 50 List
Ten Safeguard Distributors Honored in Annual Ranking of Industry®s Top Performers

DALLAS – For the 4th consecutive year, Safeguard leads its competitors on Print Solutions Magazine®s Top 50 list, with ten of the brand®s top performing distributors included among the industry®s top performers. The leading source of business strategies for the distributor sales professional, Print Solutions Magazine®s annual ranking recognizes the industry®s highest-selling companies based on revenue for the last completed fiscal year.

The accolades confirm Safeguard®s place as a leader in the printing and promotion industry, and comes on the heels of two landmark deals for the brand including the acquisition and resale of L.A.M. Enterprises and the sale of Brand Advantage Group. Safeguard was also recently honored by the American Business Awards with two bronze Stevie® Awards for Best Support Team and Best Newsletter of 2017.

“We are thrilled about the growth our distributors have enjoyed this year, and this recognition of their hard work is cause for celebration,” said R. Scott Sutton, Vice President of Franchise Development at Safeguard. “Each year, we build on the momentum from the previous year and further cement our status as the leader within the printing and promotions industry. We look forward to achieving even more together in 2018.”

In order reflecting 2016 revenue, Safeguard®s top-ranking distributors on the Print Solutions list were:

  • #7 – Fontis Solutions, a Safeguard Company
  • #10 – Brand Advantage Group by Safeguard
  • #11 – Inspired Results LLC, a Safeguard Company
  • #16 – Consolidated Graphic Communications, a Safeguard Company
  • #17 – USFI, a Safeguard Company
  • #37 – IBF, a Safeguard Company
  • #38 – Innovative Print & Media Group, a Safeguard Company
  • #40 – Safeguard Solutions
  • #41 – PDEC, a Safeguard Company
  • #49 – Prime, a Safeguard Company

Since 2008, Safeguard®s BAM program has consistently delivered innovative strategies that bring together ambitious individuals and strategic opportunities. Safeguard®s wide network of distributors and vast industry experience also helps position business owners for success, providing extra resources, support and contacts to fuel growth. The full Top 50 Distributors List will be available in the June/July issue of Print Solutions, which is available now.

For more than 60 years, Safeguard, through its network of distributors, has been providing the products, services and expertise needed by business owners to help their businesses grow. Through innovation, dedication and a commitment to quality and integrity, Safeguard has transformed itself from a small check printing business to a fully diversified business solutions enterprise. To learn more about Safeguard, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at

Since 2008, Safeguard®s award-winning Business Acquisitions and Mergers (BAM) Team has been providing growth-focused merger, acquisition and divestiture services to Safeguard, its affiliates, distributors and franchisees across multiple business channels. With more than 100 years of collective experience in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business strategy and financial performance assessment, the BAM Team possesses the “know how” needed to complete complex transactions in ways that are efficient, effective and rewarding for sellers and buyers alike. The BAM team has completed more than 150 total transactions since its inception, earning accolades at the highest levels, including a bronze Stevie® American Business Award as Support Team of the Year and a coveted Dealmaker of the Year award, presented by Franchise Times® Magazine. To learn more about the BAM Team, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at