AlphaGraphics wants to be the beginning -- and the end -- of printing services. The franchise company provides print-related and digital publishing services through about 265 franchised shops in nearly 10 countries. Products include annual reports, banners and signs, and promotional materials. Besides printing and copying, AlphaGraphics also offers graphic design, direct marketing and mailing, and digital archiving. Customers come from a variety of industries, such as financial services, health care, real estate, and manufacturing. AlphaGraphics was founded in 1970 by Arizona entrepreneur Rodger Ford. Today the company operates as part of British print and electronic media firm G. A. Pindar & Son.