The Commercial Printing Market size is expected to grow from $454.01 Billion in 2023 to $494.01 Billion
by 2028, at a CAGR of 1.74% during the forecast period of 2023 – 2028. We are witnessing a shift to
packaging, promotional products, marketing services, design services, digital printing, direct mail
marketing, signage, wide format printing and web-to-print systems. We have seen a number of
Wisconsin Printers move into folding cartons, flexible packaging, label printing and the converting
industry. We expect analog printing to grow at 0.8% by 2027 and the digital market to grow by 5.7%. We
expect the analog packaging industry to grow at 2.5 to 3.5% CAGR by 2027. However, digital is still a
small portion of the commercial printing market! We have seen a consolidation in the market and the
trend will continue through 2027.
As an Industry expert in the printing industry, I would recommend printers to still focus on your specific products and develop new products, additional enhanced services, and a broader target customer base for those products.
We will be sharing some notable examples of successful Wisconsin Companies with more to come in the upcoming issues of the GBIG NEWS.
Virdiam is the result of the marriage of two storied Wisconsin print specialty companies – H.C. Miller and Van Lanen Printing – with two hundred combined years of print expertise. Virdiam products include Organizational Products, Commercial Printing, Packaging, Large Format and Environmental Graphics. In the past year Virdiam has added $6 million dollars with a focus on the packaging industry.
Spectra Print is one of the largest commercial printers in Wisconsin founded in 1930 by Oscar Hofmeister. Spectra Print is led by siblings Eric Hofmeister, Hans Hofmeister and sister Heidi Okray! Spectra Print is a family-owned business. Today, Spectra Print is a TOTAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP offering Printing, Creative & Design, Marketing, Mailing with a large bindery. In the past year, Spectra has invested over $5 million in new state-of-the-art printing equipment and supporting bindery. Spectra has added a new Komori Lithrone GL 40 state of the art eight color advance perfector with LD-UV Support printing presses complemented with a 6-color large format press printing up to 40 pt. board for the packaging industry.
Graphic Composition opened for business in 1946 as a typesetting business and has transitioned into a modern printing and graphic arts firm. Graphic Composition is a technology-driven and marketing communications company with a broad range of services with offset printing, flexographic printing, label printing, large format printing, mailing services and a wide range of packaging products. Graphic Composition has positioned itself as a PREMIUM QUALITY supplier of printed products.
Kuehn Printing was founded in 1982 as a family business by Kevin Kuehne and Ryan Kuehn, his son has taken over the business. Kuehne is a full-service printer focused on providing marketing support material like envelopes, business cards, letterhead, folders, booklets, postcards, newsletters, manuals, posters, and brochures. Kuehne services a large customer base across the Midwest. Kuehn is a very cost-effective and on-demand printer with quick turnaround printing services.
JP Graphics, Inc. was founded in 1969 and recently been acquired by BR Printers of San Jose, CA on March 1 st , 2023. JP Graphics has continually invested in advanced equipment and technology. JP Graphics offers a wide array of services: Offset Printing, Digital Printing, Large Format and well as major investments in the packaging industry. JP, Inc.’s expertise in custom folding carton packaging and packaging accessories has made them a trusted partner for clients in the food, beverage, health, and consumer goods industries. JP Graphics, Inc was one of the first companies to invest in the new Digital HP Printing Press for Packaging.
Digi-Copy based out of Stevens Point has six locations in Wisconsin. Digi-Copy is a full service on demand printer and mailing company. Digi-Copy was founded in in July 2000 by Craig Schuler. Today, Digi-Copy has grown to over one hundred workers in twenty locations (12 of which are facilities management and virtual print shop locations) in six major Wisconsin Cities. The company’s reputation for fast, friendly service continues to spread throughout Wisconsin.
The Scan Group started in 1983 and began as a prepress and film house. The company expanded into offset printing, variable data printing, flexo pre-press, on demand printing, wide format printing, finishing, mailing and fulfillment. Today, The Scan Group is a dynamic, full-service marketing and print management group servicing customers nationwide.
Castle-Pierce was established in 1888 as a premier printer in the high-quality printing sector. Today, Castle-Piece has evolved into a premier commercial printer, flexible packaging, folding carton, and label printers. Castle-Pierce was one of the first to recognize the growing market for packaging with a full range of capabilities servicing a large nationwide base of customers.
Inland Printing Company started in 1907 as a commercial printer servicing the greater La Crosse area. In 1944, John Glendenning moved his family to the area to run what would eventually become Inland Packaging. His, son Jack Glendenning to over as President grew to be a premier label manufacturer for big beer brands. Jack’s son, Mark expanded Inland’s capabilities to become a premier global family- owned partner, becoming one of greatest success stories in the Printing Industry in Wisconsin!
Independent Printing opened its doors in 1935 in Green Bay, becoming a highly respected, aware winning print and communications company with over 250 employees. Independent offers conventional offset, digital, large format, foil stamping, die cutting, fulfillment and packaging products. Independent Printing has changed their name to: Independent Printing and Packaging to reflect their move into packaging.
DFI Solutions in Print specializes in label design, commercial print, and Print Management.
- Virdiam – Green Bay:
- Spectra Print – Stevens Point:
- Graphic Composition – Greenville:
- Kuehn Printing – Green Bay:
- JP Graphics, Inc. – Appleton:
- DigiCopy – Stevens Point:
- The Scan Group – Milwaukee
- Castle-Pierce – Oshkosh:
- Inland Packaging – Lacrosse:
- Independent Printing and Packaging – De Pere:
- DFI Printing Solutions
We will be highlighting the Printing Industry across the state of Wisconsin in our upcoming issues of the GBIG NEWS. We welcome your stories supporting the Printing Industry of Wisconsin.