Over 65 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. Upgraded to a new Mimaki JFX500 UV-LED flatbed large format printer and a Mimaki JV300 roll printer.
2015 - Installed a new 13x19 Heidelberg Versafire CV digital press with clear & white ink printing capabilities. We also installed a 13x19 Lanier 8120s digital black/white press and a Printware iJetColor inkjet digital envelope press.
2017 - In October, we acquired the assets of Howe Printing Company in Prairie du Chien to expand our market area.
2018 - Installed a new 20x29 Heidelberg SM74 (5-color with AQ coater) in Arcadia. Installed two new digital presses in Prairie du Chien (Heidelberg Versafire CV color and Heidelberg Versafire CM black/white)
Over sixty years later Blaschko Enterprises, Inc., now under it’s second generation of ownership, includes Supreme School Supply, Supreme Graphics, Howe Printing Company and a retail Office Supply division. Today sales are active on a national level.
We appreciate your continued business!
-Chuck Blaschko, CEO