About Cardinal

 Cardinal is Front and Center

Front and Center

As a single source offering a wide range of services; many of our clients rely on us for complete project management. Located less than 20 miles from downtown Chicago and 5 miles from O’Hare Airport, we are strategically positioned to support all aspects of your print communications.


 Cardinal Thinks of Tomorrow

Thinking of Tomorrow

Cardinal Color Group cares about preserving our natural resources and encourages the use of recycled paper to reduce your corporate carbon footprint. We actively participate in “Green” initiatives sponsored by our customers, our vendors and our community.


 Cardinal Color Group's Work


We are often asked, “what type of printing do you do?” The answer is as varied as the many vertical markets that make up our client base. Our customers are Graphic Designers, Advertising Agencies, and communicators servicing the Financial, Insurance, Health Care, Pharma, Education, Retail and Entertainment industries. Each piece is typically unique to each customer in look, feel and purpose. We are here to insure your job runs smoothly and always exceeds your expectations.


 Cardinal is Capable


One through eight color sheet-fed printing, in-line aqueous coating, didde web and small press’s, digital printing with glosser, complete mailing services, full bindery capabilities, fulfillment and kit packing, direct to plate, pharmaceutical folding, spot glue & wafer seal, web to print, QR codes, purls.


Cardinal Color Group Equipment

Pre- Press

Agfa Apogee 7.1 Workflow, integrated G7 profile Epson 9900 & other proofing output devices, Heidelberg Topsetter plate output, fusion pro VDP software, W2P solutions


2 Mitsubishi 28”x40” + aqueous coating lithographic presses
1 Heidelberg 28”x40” 8 color perfector
1 Didde web 20.5x22 any combination of 6 colors
Kodak Nexpress

Post Press

2 MBO & 1 Pivaco cutters
1 MBO, 2 Stahl & 3 Baum folders with miniature folding & spot glue
2 saddle stitch
Drill, shrink wrap, round corner, pad, wire o/coil binding,handwork
Pack to your specs, ship to your specs

Mailing Services

1 Mailcrafter & 1 Phillipsburg 6 station inserters
1 Videojet 2500 11x17 hi-speed ink jet system
Xerox Docuprint 135 hi-speed laser