Bob's Island Graphics Continues Silver Sponsorship of 8th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H.
Island Graphics has been in business on Sanibel since 1983, but in July 2015 it became Bob's Island Graphics Printing & Design when new owner Bob Welsh made it his second printing operation. Welsh has owned and operated Arthur Printing in Cape Coral for the past 20 years.
“We provide the same services with the exception of wide-format printing capability, which means we can print a banner that is 60-inches wide and half a football field long,” said Welsh, who is delighted to continue Island Graphic's Silver Sponsorship of the 8th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. “We believe in what F.I.S.H. does as an organization that cares about the needs of people. It's wonderful,” he said.
Welsh unwittingly started his career while working in a print shop during college; he was 19 years old. He's gained a great deal of wisdom throughout his years in the printing business, but continues to expertly turn ideas into an array of full-color prints. Welsh first did business on Sanibel in the late 1990s when he was recommended for a large project. Customers grew to several island organizations, hotels and restaurants leaving him to consider a Sanibel location.
“The former owner was looking to retire and I saw it as an opportunity to have a Sanibel address, so to speak,” said Welsh. “We have also been blessed to have Nancy Barnes, the original Island Graphics owner, back in the shop. She understands the business and customers are always glad to see her.”
Bob's Island Graphics printed the 10K Race logo and materials. Race Committee Co-chair Ed Ridlehoover said, “Bob did a splendid job on the printing. We certainly appreciate his continued support of the race.”
The race is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Sanibel Community Park.