Graphic Solutions

Our History of Quality and Service

Calaway Systems, Inc., founded in 1980, strives to be the leader in high quality commercial graphics. Our available products and services encompass all aspects of commercial graphics production, from artwork preparation to installation services.

Calaway Systems’ philosophy is to build strong long-term relationships with a select customer base. We strive to maintain a quality product and high level of service to justify strong customer loyalty. This requires good people, the latest technology and a commitment to do things right.

It takes time to develop the skills required to manufacture quality graphics; we nurture and retain our people to maintain our high standards. The senior management of Calaway Systems has been in the graphics industry since 1972. We are proud to have a very low turnover rate at all skill levels. Calaway Systems remains under the ownership of the founder of the company; our team is in this for the long haul.

We invite you to join Calaway Systems in a long term partnership; let’s create a solution tailored specifically to your needs.


Dynamic Corporate Images Call for Creative Graphics Solutions

Corporate Identity: what is this really? In a broad sense, a corporate identity is the visual representation of the products, services, and ethos of a company. It is what differentiates one company from another. In a world full of visual messages, each image must imply an important aspect of the business it represents.

OK, great, now what? Calaway Systems, working in-house or in conjunction with respected ad agencies and independent graphic design groups, will develop a solution to meet (and exceed) your needs. Our designers, craftsmen, and affiliated installers, led by an experienced management team, combine their talents to create fleet graphics, point-of-purchase graphics, signs, murals, banners, and more, to provide the visual solutions you need to stand above the crowd. Our breadth of manufacturing capabilities, from screen printing and grand format digital printing, to CAM cutting, CNC routing, and finishing capabilities provide you the most flexibility in choosing a solution right for your image.

Call Calaway Systems at 800.286.5697 or email us at to get started today with your challenge; we will develop a dynamic solution just for you.

Creating An Inviting Shopping Experience

Congratulations! Your product is on the shelves. But will anyone notice? Without an innovative display and design concept, they might not. Whether a shelf display or a 100,000 square foot retail outlet, you need an effective design and visual presentation to maximize your sales.

Calaway Systems is again on the forefront of technology, bringing you a wide range of possibilities for point-of-purchase and retail merchandising. We print directly on a wide variety of materials. Need some ideas? Here’s a sampling:

  • Lexan
  • Banners
  • ACM
  • Sintra
  • Gatorfoam
  • Backlit Film
  • Coroplast
  • Foam board
  • Plexiglas
  • Wallpaper
  • Corrugated
  • Styrene

But what good is a print without the proper finishing and installation hardware? We have solutions for you there as well, from hemming and grommetting, to CNC routing and plastic fabrication. Whether you need a graphic across the floor or hanging from the ceiling, we have a solution for you.

Let’s work together to develop a solution that best promotes your product. Contact Calaway Systems at 800.286.5697 Ext. 18 or email us at to get started today.

When Your Image Hits The Road

Your fleet is constantly on the move; so are potential customers. See an opportunity here? Get your message to the masses with colorful, eye-catching graphics. Think big! Think vibrant! With today’s printing technology, everyone can afford full color graphics whether it’s a fleet of one or thousands.

We work with some of the largest fleets in the U.S. to supply cost effective graphics, providing a consistent and clear branding image to the traveling public. We have been, and continue to be, the exclusive provider of fleet graphics for Budget Truck Rental (over 10 years), Ryder (over 25 years) and FedEx Express (over 15 years). That’s a combined fleet of over 100,000 vehicles on the road today!
We work both directly and with a network of regional distributors to bring our buying power to smaller companies as well; fully 50% of our digital production is in support of one-of-a-kind graphics for local fleet applications. We bring the same level of quality to each and every job we do.

Need convincing? Here are some facts to ponder:

  • 96% of people surveyed said fleet graphics have more impact than billboards.
  • 91% of all people notice the words and pictures on trucks.
  • 75% develop an impression about the company and its products.

It’s clear where you need to be if you want to make an impression. Now that you know, call Calaway Systems at 800.286.5697. Let’s get your image out on the road.

Manufacturing Models

You need graphics. We make graphics. Simple, right? Well, it should be. But every customer has different delivery schedules and product families to consider. So we develop custom inventory solutions for each customer based on their unique needs.

Need to keep your fleet or in-store display looking great all the time? One solution is a stock inventory program. We provide a supply of replacement parts on the shelf, ready to be shipped on a moment’s notice to wherever it’s needed.

Need to revise your message often? Do you prefer to customize your image for a given market? A manufacture-on-demand solution may be the piece you are looking for. Good for designs that change often or one-off images, a manufacture-on-demand program still provides quick turn around times, often in just a few business days.

Regardless of the manufacturing model, Calaway Systems has the controls and processes in place today to allow manufacturing on-demand or in volume, without compromise to quality.

Develop a customized inventory program as part of your graphic solution. Contact us at 800.286.5697 or email us at to get started today.


The Internet has revolutionized the way business works. Are you taking advantage? On-line ordering, personalized catalogs, electronic billing… we’ve got a solution for you!

Need integration with an in-house or third-party procurement system? We have built a solution based on industry standards, allowing easy integration with your existing in-house workflow. We even work with third-party procurement systems if requested, such as Ariba and Aeroxchange, to complement your existing solutions.

Are you new to online ordering? We will provide a stand alone web site, implementing your personalized online catalog. You define who has access, who may approve orders, and when orders are released for production.

Whether you need to support one user or 10,000, our highly scalable infrastructure provides a personalized experience for each user. With your visually rich catalog online, you will reduce ordering errors and simplify the reordering process. Checkout wizards prompt for required information and allows for ordering of custom items within the online catalog.

Take advantage of an e-commerce portal as part of your graphic solution. Contact us at 800.286.5697 or email us at to get started today.

File Preparation

Calaway Systems, Inc. utilizes a color managed workflow for all production. The following guidelines are to assist you in providing the quality of artwork required for large format printing. Customers with a high level of experience with color managed workflows may contact us for information on our custom ICC profiles and CMYK file preparation methodology. For most applications, if you follow the guidelines below, we’ll take care of the rest. 1

General Information

Please include graphics for each side/section of a vehicle or display. Images should be no less than 75 dpi and no greater than 360 dpi at final print size. Include a 2 to 3 inch “bleed” on all artwork dimensions. Convert all fonts to outlines or include the font files with your submission. Sizing and PMS colors (if applicable) must be noted within the image file or a supporting PDF file. 2

Digital photographs are generally not acceptable unless taken with a high end professional model. Traditional drum scanning services are available for transparencies at an additional charge. Call for more information.

All files for custom jobs are kept in house for 30 days from date of production.

Design Software

Adobe Illustrator 10, Photoshop 7, InDesign 1.5, Acrobat 6, FlexisignPro 6.6, Quark Xpress 4, or later versions. Internally, we use Adobe Creative Suite (CS2).


All files should use an RBG color space with the working ICC profile embedded in the image. Files may be saved as EPS, TIFF, or PSD formats (leave layers intact). Do not use JPEG or GIF.


Files may be saved as AI, EPS, or PDF (Acrobat 7 or later preferred). Link images and include the image files in a supporting folder; please follow the Photoshop guidelines for the image files. Leave layers intact. Objects such as complex gradients, gradient meshes, transparencies, etc. may cause problems. They are best handled in Photoshop. Create and/or use a spot color for all custom and critical colors because CMYK colors with no spot designation have no reference color to match. Use an alphanumeric name (no punctuation or special characters) for custom spot color names. 3

Corel Draw, Canvas, Freehand

Please save any of these files as an EPS file; our workflow is based on Adobe products.

Delivery Options

Files may be submitted on ZIP disk (100 & 250MB), Jaz 2GB, CD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW. E-mail and ftp options are also available. Please compress all files using WinZIP or Stuffit for electronic transfers. Limit email attachments to < 10MB in size and FTP file transfers to < 800 MB in size. Call prior to transferring via FTP to confirm available space.

  1. Additional charges may apply to files that do not follow these guidelines.
  2. Call for graphics that are lower than 72 dpi. Some subject matter is more forgiving than others.
  3. PMS colors are simulated in a CMYK process; not all colors can be accurately reproduced. Utilize the Pantone® Solid to Process guide for a conservative estimate of reproducible colors.

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