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History and Growth

Werner Printing & Engraving Co. is proud to be an independent, third generation family owned business. Werner Printing was started in 1921 by Robert M. Werner and his brother-in-law John Isaacs. The company started as a letterpress shop. In 1958 Lou Werner started working at the company and eventually took over in 1980. Lou is still an integral member of the team, but ownership and day to day management was passed to his son Robert in 2011.

Over the years, Werner has successfully acquired 6 respected competitors and has grown to occupy over 60,000 square feet of space conveniently located in Chicago’s thriving west Loop. Werner Printing and Engraving is one of Midwest’s leading manufacturers of printed and engraved materials.

The growth of the company has been a result of the Werner commitment to provide a quality product in a timely and cost effective manner. Moreover, the company is unique in our broad scope of capabilities. Werner Printing and Engraving is one of the few companies in the United States that can produce all these specialties “in- house”; an ability which allows us to tightly control both quality and scheduling.

Bob Werner

Bob is the third generation owner and CEO of Werner Printing & Engraving Co. Bob started as a sales executive in 1984, shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois. Bob has been the back bone of the sales efforts over the past 30 years and has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the company. Bob enjoys the face to face time he gets with clients and takes great pride in the fact that most employees have been with the company for over 20 years. It is a true family environment.

Brand and Project Management Experts

As Brand identity managers, Werner Printing & Engraving Co. has been  a leader in the specialty print industry for over 95 years. We have sales staff with over 30 years of experience. Our staff has worked with design firms and marketing teams. We have managed project needs of all sizes ranging from  office moves to world wide re-brands.

We excel in rolling out a clients new identity.  We understand how important it is to keep your brand consistent across all your printed materials. We use timelines to make sure every project is delivered promptly and cost-effectively.

If your project calls for offset printing, embossing, engraving or any of our other print processes, we handle in-house to maintain quality control.  You will find our capabilities and skills essential to your marketing and branding needs.