Safeguard Makes Its Mark on Print Solutions Magazine’s Top 50 List

August 01, 2018

Ten Safeguard Distributors Honored in Annual Ranking of Industry’s Top Performers

 DALLAS – For the 5th 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 promotional products industry, and comes on the heels of Safeguard’s recent recognition by the American Business Awards with four Stevie® Awards for Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit, Customer Service Department of the Year, Customer Service Team of the Year and Internal Communications Program of the Year. The team was also named a finalist for four M&A Advisor Awards categories including Professional Services (B2B) Deal of the Year, Strategic Corporation Firm of the Year, Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year.

“We are thrilled about the growth Safeguard 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 2019.”

In order reflecting 2017 revenue, Safeguard’s top-ranking distributors on the Print Solutions Magazine’s list were:

  •   #7 – Fontis Solutions, a Safeguard Company
  • #13 – USFI, a Safeguard Company
  • #14 – Brand Advantage Group by Safeguard
  • #15 – Consolidated Graphic Communications, a Safeguard Company
  • #16 – Inspired Results, Inc. a Safeguard Company
  • #32 – SOLV, a Safeguard Company
  • #33 – Safeguard by Innovative
  • #34 – Safeguard Solutions
  • #38 – PDEC, a Safeguard Company
  • #45 – Safeguard by Prime

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 can be found 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 emerged as the most decorated strategic growth team in the industry. 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 by Safeguard, its affiliates, distributors and franchisees to complete complex transactions across multiple business channels. The BAM team has completed more than 180 total transactions since its inception, earning accolades at the highest levels. In 2018, the BAM team won a second coveted Dealmaker of the Year award, presented by Franchise Times® Magazine, after first winning the award in 2014.In 2017, the BAM team won an M&A Advisors Deal of the Year award in the Professional Services (B-to-B) category as well as a bronze Stevie® American Business Award as Support Team of the Year. To learn more about the BAM Team, please visit, or follow us on Twitter at