Infinite Imaging’s Founder and Owner Retiring: New local owner will continue operation as part of AlphaGraphics network
PORTSMOUTH, NH: Infinite Imaging, a printing and graphic design company with branches in Portsmouth, NH and York, ME, announced today that founder and owner Bill Hurley is retiring and has sold the business to Somersworth resident Chris Oberg and his business partner Chris Carrier, owners of AlphaGraphics in Concord, MA. With the sale, Infinite Imaging, and its in-house graphic design firm West End Creative, will be joining the AlphaGraphics network of print and marketing solution centers.
AlphaGraphics is an international company with 270 locations across six countries, including multiple locations in the Greater Boston area and two in New Hampshire. Each AlphaGraphics location is locally and independently owned, but has the benefit of drawing on the resources of a larger company for information technology, infrastructure support, purchasing discounts and marketing support, among other things.
“Since the business started in 1998, we’ve evolved and changed to take advantage of new opportunities and to respond to changing realities. And our name has changed with us—first as Portsmouth Copy and Blueprint, then LifeSize Graphics and finally Infinite Imaging, with the most recent addition of West End Creative,” reflected Bill Hurley, founder. “Becoming part of the AlphaGraphics network continues this tradition. Our commitment to our clients remains Infinite Imaging’s central focus and this next evolution adds the scale and capabilities of a multi-center operation.”
Over the next six months, the Infinite Imaging brand will transition to that of AlphaGraphics. West End Creative will continue to operate as the graphic design arm of the print business under its current name. Hurley will be involved during the changeover to ensure a seamless experience for customers.
“As a local resident, I know Infinite Imaging is a well-respected and successful business with deep roots in the Seacoast community,” said new co-owner Chris Oberg. “We are excited to keep the spirit of independent, local printing alive by continuing to foster strong customer relationships, provide personalized service and high-quality work while taking full advantage of all of the resources that AlphaGraphics has to offer.”
“By combining the skills of the Concord, Portsmouth and York locations, we create a team that can seamlessly and easily scale to the needs of our clients in either region at a moment’s notice. We have the capabilities of a large commercial printer and marketing firm with the personal touch of your local shop,” added co-owner Chris Carrier.
AlphaGraphics provides printing and marketing solutions for businesses. Founded in 1970 by Rodger Ford, Alpha Graphics began franchising in 1979. Today there are more than 270 AlphaGraphics Centers across six countries. In 2017, AlphaGraphics became part of the global family of MBE Worldwide. Combined, there are nearly 2,500 locations in 44 countries. For more information, visit www.alphagraphics.com.
Infinite Imaging is a visual communications company specializing in creative design and expert printing. Locally owned with locations in Portsmouth and York, Infinite Imaging has been partnering with businesses large and small since 1998. Infinite Imaging offers creative design, printing and copying, large format printing and signage, reprographics, and promotional products.