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Over 60 Years And Still Growing!

 

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1955 - Harry “HB” Blaschko relocated from Le Center (MN) to Arcadia (WI) to purchase the local newspaper (the Arcadia News-Leader) and print for a local school supply firm (School Form and Supply Company). 

1960 - Harry bought out his original partners Albert and Elsie Gauger. The company would continue to print products for School Form and Supply Company. 

1967 - Harry began a division named Supreme School Supply Company. As the company continued to grow, Harry expanded his operation into five different buildings in downtown Arcadia. 

1972 - Harry moved the operation to the current 50,000 sq. ft. headquarters in the newly formed Arcadia Industrial Park. 

1980 - The remaining assets of School Form and Supply Company were purchased by Blaschko Enterprises, Inc. 

1990 - Because of the growing demand for full-color commercial print work, Harry began a division called Supreme Graphics. It was an excellent fit because of the already well-equipped press room and bindery producing products for the Supreme School Supply division. 

1992 - Harry turned ownership over to his three sons Chuck, Jim, and Al. Chuck would assume the role of CEO. 

2002 - We noticed the industry was changing and customers were in need of short-run full-color printing that could be turned around quickly. With that in mind, we purchased our first Xerox DocuColor 12 digital printer. 

2003 - We installed our first Direct-To-Plate device to speed up our pre-press process and improve quality. 

2005 - In celebration of our 50th Anniversary, we made a move to greatly enhance our high-quality print production with the addition of a new 6-color 23x29 printing press with Aqueous and UV coating capabilities. We also upgraded our digital printing department with a new Xerox DocuColor 6060 digital printing press. 

2006 - We expanded our online presence by implementing a state-of-the-art website with Web-To-Print capabilities. Also during this time, Supreme Graphics received it's first of many Graphics Excellence Awards through the Printing Industries of Wisconsin. 

2007 - We entered the Large Format Printing market with the addition of a 63" Solvent Inkjet printer (Mimaki JV3). 

2008 - We added our second 63" Solvent Inkjet printer (Mimaki JV33). 

2009 - The economy went into a deep recession but that didn't slow us down. We continued to build for the future by installing our largest press to date, a 28"x40" Heidelberg SM102. 

2010 - The economy is coming out of a recession and we weathered the storm. To continue building on our large format success, we installed a UV flatbed printer (Mimaki JF-1631) capable of printing directly onto 5'x10' sheets of rigid material. 

2011 - The year began with change. At the end of 2010, the decision was made to sell the weekly newspaper division (Arcadia News-Leader) to allow it to merge with other local newspapers into a county-wide newspaper called The Trempealeau County Times. The newspaper division was a small segment of our overall business and the commercial printing side of the business continues to grow.

2014 - Installed a new Heidelberg CD102 40" offset press

2014 - Upgraded to a new Mimaki JFX500 UV-LED flatbed large format printer and a Mimaki JV300 roll printer.

2015 - In an effort to expand our digital printing capabilities, we installed a new 13x19 Heidelberg Linoprint CV digital press with spot UV and white ink printing capabilities. Installed a 13x19 Lanier 8120s digital black/white press. Also installed a Printware iJetColor inkjet digital envelope press.

 

Over sixty years later Blaschko Enterprises, Inc., now under it’s second generation of ownership, includes Supreme School Supply, Supreme Graphics, and a retail Office Supply division. Today sales are active on a national level. 

We appreciate your continued business!

-Chuck Blaschko, CEO 

 

 

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