S2K Graphics Takes Home Award of Excellence


S2K Graphics takes home Award of Excellence at 14th annual Print Excellence Awards

S2K Graphics, an affiliate of Franke Group and a nationally recognized leader in point-of-purchase (P.O.P.) merchandising, was recognized by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) at its 14th annual Print Excellence Awards ceremony held in April of this year.

S2K Graphics was awarded an Award of Excellence in the Point-of-Purchase Materials category for its patent-pending, exclusive window decal formulation called R-N-B (repositionable, no bubbles). R-N-B was formulated to combat typical window graphic installation challenges. Whereas traditional window graphics often require two people to properly install them, R-N-B was developed so that retailers need not rely on professional or experienced installation teams to properly apply oversized promotional graphics.

“We’re tremendously proud of the way this product turned out,” said Dan Pulos, founder and president of S2K Graphics. “As a printer, this was our first attempt at creating our own custom window graphic film. We saw the need for easier and better installation of large graphics on retailers’ windows, and the customer response has been rewarding. We’re currently shipping printed R-N-B oversized decals across the entire U.S. as part of a nationwide window graphic program for a leading fast food chain. With R-N-B, our client can self-install these huge window graphics with professional results. And that adds up to big cost savings and even bigger sales results.”

The Print Excellence Awards competition accepts nominations from all graphic art firms — printers, finishers/binderies, brokers, graphic designers, ad agencies and in-plant operations — located within the service area of PIASC. The judging is done anonymously, and the panel is comprised of a team of distinguished professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the graphic arts industry. Judges consider the quality of printing, degree of difficulty, technical expertise and overall visual appearance of submissions.

R-N-B was developed after extensive research indicated there was not a similar product in the marketplace. The product can be reused if removed within 30 days of initial installation and properly stored for future use. These features increase the percentage of correct installations a multisite retailer should expect in the field. R-N-B prints are priced comparably to perforated view-thru films, providing retailers with a high return on investment in both labor savings and field results.

S2K Graphics recognized by Printing Impressions

P.O.P. merchandiser featured in printing publication’s 2017 list of top 400 printers in the U.S. and Canada

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S2K Graphics, a division of the Franke Group and a nationally recognized leader in point-of-purchase (P.O.P.) merchandising, was recognized for the second consecutive year as a top printer in the U.S. and Canada by Printing Impressions, a media outlet that provides resources for the printing industry.

In order to be recognized, S2K Graphics submitted its company profile, annual sales, percentage change in sales and primary product specialties. Ranked #27 among California printing companies, with a total of 400 U.S. and Canadian companies on the list, S2K Graphics moved up 31 places in the overall rankings compared to its 2016 position as a result of its market expansion and product innovations.

We are extremely honored to be included in the Printing Impressions 400 Printers list for the second year in a row,” said Dan Pulos, General Manager  and founder of S2K Graphics. “It is gratifying to see our company continue to grow in sales, and we are excited about our momentnum as we head into  2018.”

Pulos launched the company in 1989 as a one-person, entrepreneurial startup in Los Angeles, California, with a five-year business plan and a vision of the corporate culture he wanted to create. After 18 years of growth, largely in the western U.S., Pulos sold the company to Franke Group, a global enterprise based in Switzerland, in an effort to scale the business nationally. When sales doubled, a second plant in Nashville  was opened, and S2K Graphics benefited from exposure to Franke’s business discipline and best practices. Now, with sales presence in Los Angeles,  Chicago, Nashville and San Francisco, S2K Graphics continues to chart new territory in  P.O.P. innovation.

Printing Impressions strives to highlight industry trends, emerging technologies and the latest news in the graphic arts industry while also focusing on commercial print.  

For Printing Impression’s full 2017 list of the top 400 printers, visit To learn more about S2K Graphics and its innovative products, please visit  

S2K Graphics Receives Industry Recognition for Fifth Consecutive Year


S2K Graphics, a division of The Franke Group, was nationally recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a “Top 50 P.O.P. Company” by Creative Magazine, an outlet targeted to sales and marketing executives. The publication has stated that the Top 50 P.O.P. list in its April/May issue is its most important feature of the year.

In order to qualify for the honor, S2K Graphics submitted its company profile, total number of employees and its 2016 P.O.P. sales volume for consideration. Additionally, the manufacturing company, which has provided Fortune 100 companies with an array of unique P.O.P. merchandizing elements, proved its market share through a corporate background check, while demonstrating that the company meets or exceeds the publication’s criteria to be considered.

“We are extremely honored to be included in the Creative Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 P.O.P. Companies for the fifth year in a row,” said Dan Pulos, VP and managing director of S2K Graphics. “It is gratifying to see our products, such as our Window Wraps, Readerboard Graphics, 3-D designs and our P.O.P. Placement Program resonate so powerfully with our customers. Besides our sales accomplishment from last year, we are excited about our new P.O.P. merchandising innovations, the rest of 2017, and what’s to come.”

S2K Graphics produces a variety of P.O.P. displays for national accounts, including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and other market-leading brands, and is one of thirteen California companies recognized in Creative Magazine’s Top 50 list this year.

With plants in Los Angeles, California and La Vergne, Tennessee, as well as a sales presence in New York, Chicago, Nashville and San Francisco, S2K Graphics continues to chart new territory in its P.O.P. research and development.