While recovering from a near-fatal auto accident in 1962 and unable to return to his job, Harold Christensen was asked a question by his pastor. “If you could do anything and money wasn’t a factor, what would you like to do?” His answer: “Start a screen printing company with my wife, Geraldine.” Little did anyone know just how quickly that dream would come true. From the makeshift beginnings in the basement of their modest home, the company named Associated Graphic Arts was formed and incorporated in 1966.
Unfortunately, Harold passed away in 1989, but his dream is carried on by the second generation of Christensen family owners: eldest son Scott and his wife Lori. We have grown to be a nationwide source for custom product identification, and as the company’s growth continued so did the need to expand. Today, we are in our fourth location in Faribault, MN ~ mere blocks from where the business began.
Since the 90’s, we actively sought ways to become more technologically advanced, adding digital processes and finishing equipment. This allowed us to oversee all areas of production to ensure the high quality we promise to you, our customer. Not only have we become a competitive company in the area of printing decals, we have also partnered with several other printing companies as a means of offering a wider-range of products. From product identification to window decals, no job is too small or too big, and every job is important to us. We are experts in this printing industry and are continually striving to be the best at what we do. We like to make your job of purchasing decals a pleasant experience.
Harold & Geraldine Christensen
Harold & Son, Scott (Future Owner / Operator of AGA), displaying AGA’s first completed job
Barney, AGA’s “Security Gaurd” circa 1960s
Current Owner / Operators, Scott & Lori Christensen