We provide graphics manufacturers with the materials they need to serve their clients. We offer a wide range of materials that we believe in. Or to put it another way, we believe in our vendors. We work closely with each of them in providing feedback from our customers about what’s working well and how, from the end-user’s perspective, products can be improved.
One hallmark of our success at ASP has been the mutually beneficial relationships we have developed over the years with our customers. Unlike many distributors, we are not just service-oriented, but people-oriented. If you’ve got a problem, we’re there to help resolve it. Because we know that if we can solve it together, you’ll call us again.
We were founded in 1988 to give added value to the products and materials we distribute. American Sign Products (ASP) began, as many companies do, with an idea. We felt we could take the expertise of a small core of staff members, each of whom brought something different to the table, to help graphic manufacturers gain market share and turn a bigger profit. We know we wanted to work for ourselves, not for a giant corporation.
Since we began, we’ve learned a lot: Some make it, and a lot more don’t! That hard work is essential, but by itself, not enough to guarantee success. That it takes knowledge, a willingness to take risks, and above all, old-fashioned integrity. When you spend a buck, you want a buck’s worth of value.
The suppliers you rely on are essential to your well-being. If you choose a distributor based solely upon price, one way or another, it’ll come back to haunt you. But we know that cost is a critical factor. We are constantly upgrading our product selection to offer the best materials at the best price. Indeed, ASP´s prices are constantly below our competitions.
Another quality that sets us apart is that we are small enough to provide custom services. For example, we custom-slit many of the vinyl films in-house, and at no additional cost. Or if we know that a customer needs materials that are difficult to obtain, we’ll do what we can in advance to see that they’re available to us.
Perhaps most important, we make a special effort at ASP to keep abreast of the trends affecting all aspects of the graphics industry. And what we learn, we pass along to you, so you can make informed decisions about technologies, printers and materials. This information alone can make your operation more productive and more profitable.