Alphagraphics shops in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, Sandy and Ogden soon will be linked by satellite to new printing centers in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville, Spain, meaning Utahns can transmit and receive camera-ready documents directly to and from those cities.

Rodger Ford, president of the Tucson-based printing franchising firm, said he expects Alphagraphics to have 40 high-tech printing franchises in Spain by 1994. The first shop will open in July 1989.Ford said his company has signed an agreement with Almeriauto, granting the Spanish firm exclusive franchise rights to operate the centers in Spain.