About Us | Blue Wave Printing and Display

Since 1991


Blue Wave Printing & Display's owners, husband and wife duo Scott and Elaine Hagelin began in 1991 with a digital printing company called Show & Tell Inc. The company started with an ad in a national magazine selling personalized calendars and evolved into a booming business of creating placemats, apparel, mugs, and other gift items using families' photos sent from all over the country.


From there they transformed into printing for businesses with items such as full color flyers, brochures, and business cards. When personalized printed gift items became more mainstream, they decided to move the business in the direction of large format printing, and dye sublimation fabric printing by offering banners, signs, table throws, and backdrops, and rebranded as Blue Wave Printing & Display Inc. with a focus in trade show and event printing. 


Through the years Blue Wave has moved four times, each time increasing their square footage, equipment and employees. Settled in the Manchester location since 2017, a large modern facility close to major highways.  They have a great team of caring, talented individuals that go above and beyond to get the job done correctly and on time. 


The two major websites, Big Check Store and Blue Wave Printing & Display bring in customer's orders night and day from all over the country and internationally.


146 Sheldon Road Manchester, CT 06042



Blue Wave Printing Sites

Blue Wave Printing

est. 2003

Big Check Store

est. 2009

Going Solar

At Blue Wave Printing, we strive to be as ecofriendly as possible. In 2019 we made an investment to move ourselves in a more sustainable direction by installing a 96-kilowatt solar panel system. This solar panel system will produce enough electricity to power 90% of our company, drastically reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. Over the lifetime of the panels (20 years), we are expecting to save over 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being released. We chose to invest in solar panels as our form of renewable energy because we believe in doing our part to protect the environment and to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible.