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

Our Facility

Welcome to our state-of-the-art print shop facility nestled in the heart of Connecticut, boasting an expansive 28,000 square feet of space dedicated to delivering top-notch printing services. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and a skilled team of 20 dedicated employees, each committed to ensuring the highest quality prints for our valued customers. From design to production, our spacious facility is meticulously organized to streamline operations and meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether you're in need of custom trade show displays, outdoor banners, or personalized signage, our facility is well-equipped to bring your ideas to life. At our print shop, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and innovation, making us your go-to destination for all your printing needs.

Advanced Technology & Equipment

Our 28,000 sq ft print shop in Connecticut is equipped with the latest technology, boasting high-end printers and digital presses. This advanced setup allows us to deliver a diverse range of top-quality printing services, from vibrant color prints to intricate details.

Skilled Team of 20 People

Our core team of skilled professionals, ranging from customer service representatives to printing production experts, is dedicated to delivering exceptional results. We take pride in providing personalized service, closely collaborating with clients to bring their visions to life and exceed expectations.

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.