The Ignition Drawing Story

After graduating from The University of California at Berkeley, I rejoined the family trophy business. All of our customers were small clubs and organizations that always had the worst scans and sketches for art. Since I was skilled at Corel Draw I got to clean up all the crud. We could never charge what it really cost to do this service, but in good conscience could not print what they had provided. After a few years of this I realized a focused service with low prices and fast turn around could be very helpful to others. So I borrowed $25,000 and began working on Artwork Source.
- Cory Dean

IGDOriginally launched with separate business models but always run by the same team

LayoutLabAfter several years of development, we’ve created a tool to aid our customers in creating artwork, without the need of expensive software. Aid your own customers in creating designs for you, with your very own Private Label.


TukwilaWe outgrew the size of our Tacoma office. Relocating gave us a chance to bring our sister companies under the same roof and have our own production factory on site.

HPIA very strong player in the patch business, aquiring HPI has allowed us to further grow the services we could offer our customers.


Cap comboWe found the opportunity to streamline this process and save our customers money.

AWSRWith an increased customer base, it was time for a redesign and increase in performance.

ECEBesides offering a new service, this has given us the opportunity to take our digitizing service to the next level by being able to sew out our projects and keep our digitizers up to date on techniques and potential issues our customers would run in to, on a daily basis.

AEMA whole new line of products could be created thanks to our new ventures in digitizing.

Digitizing ServiceAs the company grew,demand for a new service developed.

AWSOriginally offering only Vector redraw services.

IDEACory Receives a Spam Email about $10 Vector Art service which sparked the idea for a new business. Artwork Source was launched a month later with a simple website.

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