Over 30 years ago in the spring of 1976, owner Ed Stephens opened up a prepress facility in Orlando, Florida incorporated as Diversified Graphics. After being laid off at a local prepress he made up his mind in determination to never get fired ever again.
Ed Stephens, originally from Tennessee moved his family from Tennessee to Florida in the early 60’s to begin his new venture in prepress and printing. With a wife and two kids it was not going to be an easy task. He would start work at 3:00 am in the morning and get home at midnight 6-7 days a week. He accomplished operating this himself by taking orders and making sales calls in the morning, and producing orders in the evening until he was able to hire his first employee.
Back at that time prepress was of a whole different nature. Diversified would use a large camera to take an image of the product to be printed and then would develop the film in a pan filled with solution. Over the next 10 years newer technology was developed and he took the initiative to invest in better equipment to have a much higher turn-around for customers.
Now at 2009 some of our current managers here at Diversified have been here since the early 80’s. 25 years latter they are still here working the job they know best. Here at Diversified, we enjoy our work.