Welcome to Tex Visions
Tex Visions specializes in printing on fabrics and providing high-quality products such as banner stands, flags, banners, fence wraps, tents, signs, backdrops, advertising umbrellas, and more. We believe in looking ahead, understanding the ever-changing trends that shape our industry, and pursuing growth, not only in our valuable team but our product offerings.
Since our beginning in 2004, we have evolved from a startup company to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of display hardware and custom large format printing. Today, we are able to offer our products and services across the United States and Canada, along with the Caribbean, Latin and South America. While we are proud of our past, we are excited for our future. Read more about our journey.
2004: The Beginning
Founded in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Tex Visions was launched with only two employees, one office suite, and no resellers. As fabric printing quickly became the must-have advertising tool, our goal was simple: expand our capabilities in order to accommodate a growing number of potential resellers.
2005: Our Vision as an Over-Achiever
The company over-achieved its first year sales goal and gained many new resellers.
As the number of resellers continued to grow, the Tex Visions team added both staff and office space. Exclusive products such as the Bowflag®, Q-Frame® and T-Pole® were introduced and revenue continued to soar with aggressive sales and marketing to an ever-growing reseller network.
2008: Everything Under One Roof
After reaching full office and production space capacity, we added complete in-house production, hired additional staff, purchased additional manufacturing and distribution space, and invested in cutting-edge printing and finishing equipment.
2009: Award-Winning Products
We introduced functional products such as Barrier Systems and the new Q-Frame® Tex custom frame system. The Q-Frame® Tex features six different aluminum profiles that vary in width and functionality as well as use prints finished with keder to create a frameless appearance. It was named Best in Category for Displays and Exhibits at SGIA’s Golden Image/André Schellenberg competition. We also released the Bowflag® Plus, the only flag system in the industry that can withstand wind gusts up to 63mph. This was an exciting launch for us with the Bowflag® Plus exceeding industry expectations for strength and durability.
2011: New, Innovative Products
The unique and versatile Display Cube was launched and the Bowflag® Street Banner was added to the ever-growing Bowflag® line. The Display Cube gave advertisers a new way of catching attention while providing a functional, user-friendly display. Nowhere else on the market were these foam displays found. Street Banners got a new meaning with the addition of Bowflag® shapes that can be angled to create interest.
2012: Expanding Product Lines
Our popular product lines were expanded by adding the Bowflag® Plus Razor and four Bowflag® Premium shapes to our Bowflag® line as well as our Bamboo Displays, a line of eco-friendly versions of some of our most popular products. We also began developing our web store, a way for us to offer our products and services online. By building a web store, we wanted to make it easier for simple orders and re-orders to be placed and allow resellers to receive their discounted pricing, accurate delivery times, and all the product information needed for their clients.
2013: A New Beginning
To continue providing the best products possible and to keep up with demand, the company moved to a new location that more than doubled our manufacturing and office space. We also launched our long-awaited web store. This online store lets customers order our custom flags and banners and log into their account to view bills and approve artwork. The web store offers our most popular products with corresponding bases and accessories. Customers can configure a product and receive an accurate price, upload artwork directly, and access artwork templates as well as technical specs.
2014: 10 Years of Success
Ten years later, Tex Visions has grown into a fully integrated printing and manufacturing company. The ever-growing number of resellers allows us to continuously expand our staff and technology. We celebrated 10 years of Printing with Passion with an anniversary party where we reflected on the past decade and looked toward the future. We expanded our product line even further by adding a line of UV printed media including rigid and flexible signage; yard signs; magnets; and floor graphics. We continued to refine and perfect our processes, and added several new, upgraded machines as well as various new substrates and materials.
With these innovative products, a high level of technical know-how, and a talented staff, Tex Visions continues to be the source for all display hardware and custom printing needs.
Company Achievement Awards
Small Business Impact Award Category - Governor’s ImPAct Awards 2013
Tex Visions received the award in the Small Business Category for the 2013 Governor’s ImPAct Awards. These awards were created by Governor Tom Corbett, the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), and Team PA Foundation. They are designed to celebrate the companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs.
Top 50 Reader’s Choice - Digital Output Magazine 2009-2012
Digital Output readers chose Tex Visions as one of the Top 50 companies of 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012! Top 50 winners were determined by reader response regarding Digital Output editorial and advertising—both in print and on the web. The winners represent innovation throughout all segments of the graphic arts, ranging from hardware to software, media, inks, finishing, and print services.
Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies - Central Penn Business Journal 2010 & 2011
For two years in a row, Tex Visions ranked as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania. This prestigious award honors Central Pennsylvania’s most dynamic for-profit businesses and their contributions to the growth and success of the region. Qualifying companies are ranked according to their revenue growth (both dollar and percentage increases) over a consecutive three-year period.
Top 100 Suppliers - Print Professional Magazine 2011
Tex Visions received a ranking in the Top 100 Suppliers List from Print Professional Magazine. This award was given to North America’s leading industry suppliers, being based on annual sales through print distributors.
André Schellenberg Award - Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) 2009
Golden Image/André Schellenberg is a technical competition, excluding aesthetic issues from the judging process. Prints are judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution. When the best specialty printers in the world competed in the SGIA’s Golden Image/André Schellenberg 2009 competition, Tex Visions stood out, leaving with an André Schellenberg award, Best in Category: Displays and Exhibits for the Q-Frame® Tex.
Forty Under 40 - Central Penn Business Journal 2012
Marcel Ruhland, Tex Visions CEO, was one of the winners of Central Penn Business Journal’s 2012 Forty Under 40. Winners were chosen based on their commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and community service.
CFO of the Year (finalist) - Central Penn Business Journal 2012
Marcel was also a finalist for Central Penn Business Journal’s 2012 CFO of the Year award. The CFO of the Year celebrates financial executives responsible for an organization’s finances who have helped enhance Central Pennsylvania’s economic growth and stability through their outstanding contributions to their company’s performance over the past year.
- Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) – Member# 91075
- SAGE – Member# 68431
- Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) – Member# 133329
- Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) – Member# 276357
- Universal Promotional Identification Code (UPIC) – Code TEXVIS
- International Sign Association (ISA)
- Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) - Member# 881106