who we are
Our #1 job is to make your job easier.
Between us, we have over 250 years of experience; with an average of 23 years each! We’ve seen it all and have lived through the ebb and flow of the industry. When people say “print is dead,” it’s far from the truth. Today, print is as important for building a brand as digital.
Sure the industry has changed, the thing we haven’t changed is the way we take care of each print project and client. Your expectations, your deadlines, your budget, and your day-to-day issues of developing the right brand message really matters to us.
We bend over backwards to ensure that you have the confidence in getting your project done on time, on budget, and done exactly as you expect.
You can count on our team at Graphicolor Printing to deliver, it’s who we are.
RELAX…we got this.
I can hardly believe that I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years. When I started, I worked with clients early on in my career and learned quickly that if I made the buying experience for them easy, they would send their printing to me. I also learned that tailoring services to each individual’s unique needs builds long lasting relationships and continued business. As President of Graphicolor Printing, I’ve instilled that mindset within our culture. Whether it’s selecting the best paper, meeting exceptionally fast deadlines, or managing projects while clients are on vacation; service is a big part of what we do and providing a quality product is a GIVEN. My “likes” are eating the right foods and staying fit to fuel my day. It’s extremely important to me to have the confidence and energy to be the best that I can be for my clients.
I’ve been in the print industry for over 20 years. I started my print career in a co-op school program where I attended class in the a.m. and worked in the print shop in the p.m. I’ve worked in every facet of the business since, I’ve seen lots of change, and understand what works and what doesn’t work for clients. I’ve earned my stripes and my title “Print Superhero” so named by a client 20 years ago who was so thankful when I helped her out of a bind and saved the day! That says it all for me. I do everything in my power to go above and beyond just to make my client’s day just a little brighter and to make their day easier. My “likes” are traveling, and especially to fabulous Viva Las Vegas!
As a sales rep with over 25 years of print and direct mail experience, my job is to help make your job stress free. I’m here to lend my expertise so you can look like a brand super-star. My “likes” are spending quality time with friends and the “fam,” fine dining, going to see live music and sporting events, and playing golf. I also like to chill-out in warm tropical places where I can soak up rays and dig my toes in the sand!
I’m known as the Print Wonder Woman. I worked for Graphicolor Printing from 2013-2017 and came back in 2019 to work with the dream team. My previous experience as an elementary school teacher has helped me to counsel and guide clients through the world of print, which may not be familiar to them. I excel at getting my clients out of a pinch, and at coming up with new and innovative ideas to make their jobs easier. I’m truly the Print Wonder Woman, helping clients by saving their day…one print project at a time. My “likes” are spending time with my little superheroes at home, snuggling up for a good movie, and keeping fit so I’m always ready for tomorrow’s rescue.
I’m proud to say that I’ve been in the print industry for over 30 years. I know that every print job is as important to the client as the last, no matter how big or small, It’s all that matters to them and to me. Everyday, I do everything in my power to exceed my clients’ expectations. My “likes” are staying in shape by running 5 miles every other day. I’ve played hardball for 19 years and love to hit it deep and out of the park! I also enjoy baseball, NASCAR & MOTO GP.
With more than 15 years in the Print Industry, and outside Sales for many more, I am an accomplished Sales Professional with an “unmatched” Account Management service level for my customers who continue to work with me year after year. My customers say “Kathy is 3 steps ahead, guiding us through the right stock, construction, creative embellishments and cost effective size and print methods to get the highest return on our marketing efforts.” My experience started in way finding signage for schools, universities, restaurants and government buildings and then opening up my own Wide Format print business in England which my family is still running today. I moved into the Commercial brochure, catalog, production manuals, mailing services and fulfillment in 2013 which is my real passion along with the wide format event signage which brought me to Graphicolor. I am proud to be a part of the team!!!
I’m someone who’s been around the block and has had the benefit of learning and experiencing all facets of the print industry. Starting from the bottom-up over 30 years ago, I’ve driven trucks, managed storefronts, and have been a VP of operations. I’ve seen it all and have done it all. That’s given me a unique perspective on just how to exceed my clients’ expectations through a combination of delivering excellent customer service and an outstanding product. I come to work everyday laser focused on striving how to top what I’ve delivered from the day before. My “likes” are fishing (reeling in the big one), music that hits the highest number on the volume button, and spending time with the grand kids.
I can’t believe that I’ve been in the printing business for over 25 years. It sure doesn’t feel like a quarter of a century, and that’s probably due to the fact that I genuinely love what I do. Teddy Roosevelt said, “Far and away the best price that life has to offer is a chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Taking a project from a client’s idea to a completed product is work worth doing. I tirelessly work to stay on top of all the latest trends and technology in order to produce the best printed materials possible. Every project demands a rigorous attention to detail, because if our client’s product doesn’t look good, we don’t look good. Many people don’t know this about me, but I like to run a lot.
I’m the man behind the curtain that pulls all the levers and strings to make sure our print production runs as smooth as silk so your job gets done on time. I’ve got over 28 years of experience under my belt and you can be assured that I manage a tight ship. Take a break, go on a weekend get-away, or leave on a long vacation to your favorite warm place. Relax, you don’t have to worry about your print project because we’ll take care of it. My “likes” are staying fit at the gym and bowling that perfect 300 game. Set ’em up, I’ll knock ’em down. I’ve thrown three perfect 300 games and have my eye on the pocket for many more.
I started in the print industry when “cut and paste” literally meant cut and paste! For the last several years, I’ve been immersed in customer service, and love it. I enjoy working with people and always challenge myself to exceed a customer’s expectations. After all, that’s what we’re about here at Graphicolor Printing. My “likes” are gardening, reading, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family. I specialize in baking and decorating cookies for my grandkids’ birthday parties 🙂
I got started in the print business in 1996 and continued my education while working part-time. In 1999, I graduated from MATC with a degree in printing and now work as a production artist. Family is extremely important to me, I’m proud of my Scottish culture and learned to play the bagpipes. I’ve played in a band, in festivals, and parades across the country. As a family, we enjoy the Highland Games where we wear traditional dress and exhibit our Clan Cameron heritage and history. I enjoy traveling, the outdoors—especially kayaking and hiking.
I am the newest member of the sales team. However, I have been involved in the printing industry for close to 30 years, as a pressman and sales associate. My customers enjoy the fact that I’m knowledgeable, reliable, and always willing to go the extra mile for them. My loves are my family, sports, and music. I enjoy coaching youth football and going to sporting events and rock concerts. I am very happy to be part of the Graphicolor Team, and look forward to contributing to our success for years to come.
With over 30 years of hands-on experience in the printing industry, I’ve become well-versed in every technical aspect of print. Since beginning my career, I’ve worked in production, run presses and bindery equipment, worked in estimating, customer service, and sales. As general manager, customers trust me because I consult and guide them on how best to spend their budget for an effective ROI. My “likes” are spending time with family, trips up to the Northwoods, and enjoying fishing and water sports on our beautiful lakes.
WE CARE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
In today’s fast-paced and short-term narrative, we know how important it is for industries to think long-term. In the printing business, each decision we make has implications to the environment. That’s why:
- We recycle 100% of our paper, aluminum printing plates, corrugated cardboard, batteries, plastics, solvents and ink.
- We invest in the latest print technologies that utilize reusable ink cartridges and produce less heat.
- We use vegetable-oil-based inks and solvents that limit damage to the environment and are naturally low in VOC’s (volatile organic compounds), are non-toxic, and produce lower emissions.
- We utilize recycled paper products.
- We are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Printing with FSC certified paper ensures a responsible use of forest resources. FSC® C110794.