Communications, Reinvented.


Founded as The Badger State Printery in 1910, The Printery is one of the longest-lived printers in the Midwest. From humble beginnings and a tradition of delivering high-caliber craftsmanship and business integrity, it grew: first by serving the needs of banks and insurance companies of downtown Milwaukee, then through acquisitions to expand its capabilities into a regional market, and eventually by transforming itself into an end-to-end print production company that works in tandem with clients throughout North America.

On January 31, 2014, The Printery's parent company of Consolidated Graphics was purchased by RR Donnelley, which created the world's largest print company. The Printery continues its tradition of excellence as we leverage the strengths of the entire organization. Our expanded resources deliver increased value to our customers and position us to address our customers’ unique market needs. We offer a broad range of capabilities, an expanded geographic footprint, and we are exceptionally well positioned to provide specialized solutions and innovations that only an organization of our size and scope can offer and yet retain the exceptional hands-on service that The Printery is known for.


At The Printery, an RR Donnelley company, clients take priority. Our goal is to deliver on their vision. We offer a complete printing and packaging solution, inclusive of, prototyping, kitting and fulfillment. Whether your project requires one unit or one million, our team of highly trained professionals will ensure that your project is set up for success from start to finish.

There's an ordinary looking table in the center of our production area that serves as an apt metaphor for The Printery's troubleshooting personality. Known internally simply as our 'engineering table', it's where department heads gather on a regular basis to analyze, brainstorm and play devil's advocate around ways to best produce unique jobs entering our system. They discuss how to alleviate cracking, how to address potential ghosting issues, how to achieve blacker blacks, and so on. It's remarkable what ten minutes of preliminary conversation can add to the health of a job.

Likely, you'll never witness these frequent (and sometimes animated) meetings, but what's important is that you know they're a regular event here, that your jobs receive that level of scrutiny. Our penchant for troubleshooting acts to neutralize unpleasant surprises later on in the production cycle. Where others hope, we plan.

The Printery has a wide array of resources and methodologies on-sight to help its clients plan and anticipate, we also think you'll find helpful information through additional online resources, covering issues and topics relevant to the printing industry in the resource section of our site.

An RRD Company

The Printery is a sheetfed and digital commercial printing company located in New Berlin, WI. We commenced operations over a century ago, but we've grown into much more. We're now a print communications company that works in tandem with clients throughout the Midwest. We're a value-driven delivery agent for marketing, advertising and communications, whether the media is electronic or traditional ink-on-paper. We're also a member of a larger team: R.R. Donnelley, the world's leading print corporation.

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