History and Facts

Founded in Hartland, WI in 1984 Jim Meissner recognized an opportunity in printing, gained from his work experience in commercial art & advertising. He decided to open up shop as a small commercial printer in the suburban Milwaukee town. Growing rapidly, Color Ink relocated from the Hartland location to the current property in Sussex, WI; a plot of land on the Meissner family farm. Today Color Ink employs over 75 people operating out of two buildings totaling 100,000 sq. feet of space. The company remains entirely family owned & operated. Color Ink's commitment to quality and innovation has solidified its reputation as an industry leader by customers and industry peers alike.

With over 30 years of trade experience under our belt, Color Ink's business model has evolved far beyond commercial print. Over the years we began to realize that in order to provide our nationwide and local customer base with the tools they need to enhance their brand, we had to offer turn-key print and marketing solutions. From design to production to distribution, our staff of industry professionals has the vision and expertise to maximize your advertising dollar.

We continually seek out and invest in the newest technologies to provide our clientele with solutions tailor made for this modern marketing era.

Jim Meissner founder of Color Ink
Black Ink Advertising Art
Riverview Offices - First Home of Color Ink
Color Ink Lobby - 2016
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