Bourne Graphics is a family owned and operated business with over 50 years experience in the screen printing and sign industry. Bill Bourne, our founder, began the business shortly after WW II, when silk screening was relatively new to commercial art, and most signs were still being done with paint and a brush. Today, Bill’s son, Richard and his wife, Wendi run the business. Just like when Bill started the business, customers still enjoy the personal attention of the owners. Now, however, there are more computers, plotters, and scanners than there are paint brushes!
Although our methods are modern, we still operate in the barn we converted into a sign shop 35 years ago. Our pride in our work will be evident the first time you deal with us. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!
It’s extremely important to us that our clients know whom they’re doing business with. Once you take the time to find out what we’re all about, we’re confident you’ll like what you see.
Rik has been screen printing and making signs since 1975. He learned the craft of silk screen printing from his father, Bill. He and his wife of 26 years, Wendi, took over the business in 1996, when his father retired.
Rik is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a degree in Wildlife Management (he says that this is how he manages to stay married to Wendi).
In his free time, Rik plays fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and accordion with The Coyotes, and is the musician for The Kingsessing Morris Men. He also plays for square dances with Wendi accompanying him on guitar. When he’s not playing music, you’ll probably find him either out in the garden or cooking up something wonderful in the kitchen.
Secretary, Treasurer and Office Manager
Wendi will most likely be the person to answer the phone or return your e-mail when you contact us. She is our customer service person, proofreader, and accounting executive.
Wendi joined the business in 1979, shortly after her marriage to Rik. She takes care of the telephones and paperwork so that everyone else can concentrate on producing the work.
When she is not at Bourne Graphics, Wendi is a musician. She plays guitar with swing groups Girls from Mars and Swing City, as well as with fiddle-guitar-banjo band, The Coyotes (whom Rik plays with as well) She also plays with Rik at square dances & concerts. She is the coordinator of Swing Week at Augusta — an event which employs many musicians and dance instructors from around the country to promote & teach Swing Music and Dancing (www.augustaheritage.com) Ask her about music for your wedding, party or concert… she’ll bring the signs for these events, too!