B.F. Plastics, Inc. – A 70-year partnership with engravers and sign makers.

When quality, service and selection matter.

Engraving and signage authorized distributor for over 65 years


Everything you need from materials to supplies in the engraving, signage, identification and recognition business.

B.F. Plastics, Inc., headquartered in North Lawrence, OH, is one of the nation’s largest distributors for all your signage, engraving and recognition supplies. Family owned and operated since 1953.

Authorized distributor of 3M, JRS and Gemini Duets engraving materials and suppliesWith over a combined 50+ years of industry experience, our knowledgeable customer service team is ready to help you find the right tools for your business needs. From our inception, our top priority is putting customers first and provide total satisfaction.

We provide a wide variety of in-stock products for engraving and signage. We are an authorized distributor of Duets ADA and engraving sheet stock, made by Gemini, JRS Holders & Frames and 3M Tapes & Fasteners.

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History of B. F. Plastics, Inc.
B.F. Plastics, Inc. historyBob Fichter founded B. F. Plastics in 1953. The name was derived from his initials B.F. Originally the company, which consisted of Bob and his wife Marilyn, sold plastic engraved signs. Although there were only a small number of engravers in Ohio at the time, word soon got around that B. F. Plastics carried a large stock of Norplex Phenolic (Formica) and several of the other engravers began to buy material from B. F. For many years B. F. Plastics operated as an engraving company and as a supplier, offering other engravers not only Phenolic engraving material but also badge findings, tapes and nameplate holders.

In 1970, Bob's son Jim began to work full time for the company as an engraver. In 1973 Jim bought the company from his father and continued to operate as both an engraver and supplier. In the late 1970's, Jim expanded the selection of nameplate holders and added E-Z-Grav and Scott-Ply to the products offered to other engravers. In the early 1980's, Jim continued to expand the product line, and in 1983 became a distributor for Rowmark engraving materials.

As the supply side of the business continued to grow, it became evident that by operating as a supplier and engraver, B. F. was competing for sign work with the engraving customers. A choice had to be made and in 1985 Jim decided that B.F. Plastics would no longer do engraving and would operate only as a supplier. Today, B.F. Plastics, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers for engraving materials and supplies in the United States.

Mission Statement
Here at B.F. Plastics Incorporated, our mission is to become a nationwide recognized distributor that is dedicated to the engraving and signage industry. Our main focus revolves around customer satisfaction. We promise to continue to improve on meeting or exceeding customer expectations and needs in every aspect possible. In an ever changing engraving and signage market, we will continue to be updated to exceed our customers’ expectations in quality, fast delivery, and competitive pricing through constant improvement and customer communication. We will provide our customers with the highest quality of products with a vast array of product lines to assist our customers in choosing the right product for any task.

Contact us today and we would be more than happy to help you with your engraving and signage needs.