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 


AGFA Apogee 7 with built in imposition and preflightPDF workflow.

Epson Stylus Pro 9000 Proofer: 44” wide desktop printer, 2800 x 1440 max dpi, 11 color Epson UltraChrome Technology

Epson Stylus Pro 9880 proofer: (2) 44” wideprinters for 2-sided imposition proofs, 2800 x 1440 max dpi, 8 color EpsonUltraChrome Technology

GCC Elite XL 20/1200 Laser Printer

GRACoL 7 Certified from Prepress through the Pressroom

Plate Making: Screen 8600

Data Software: Fusion Pro 11

Web-to-Print Solution: PTI-Marcom

Digital Asset Management

Digital Store Front and Web to PrintSolutions

Press Room:      

Digital Solutions: (2) Kyocera15000 Inkjet Pro (4/4 variable data duplex inkjet printer 13 x 19 sheet size) Xerox Docuprint 180 Hi-Speed Laser (Capabilities from 8½” x 11” to 14” x 17”, simplex or duplex)

Konica Minolta C7 100 4/C with Finishing (Biz Hub) (13 x189 with Square Back Binding)

Ricoh Pro 8220 Printer 13 x 18

RISO Variable Data Inkjet Printer (expanded substrate/convertingcapabilities) (13 x 19)

Sheet Fed:

RMGT 29”x 41” 6 color with aqueous coating tower Heidelberg 28”x 40” 8 color (4/4 Perfector)

Envelope Press:

AstrojetM1 4C digital inkjet


Antimicrobial Aqueous Coating available

Bindery & Finishing Services:

Cutting: 2650Saber (54”)



(2) MBO (4-4-4– 26 x 50 sheet size)

(2) MBO  (4-4 – 23 X 35 SHEET SIZE)

BaumFolder 14” x 20”

StahlFolder (2) 26” x 40” with triple right angle and gatefold attachments

H & H 6 Plate mini

Stahl T 36 Folder (2) 14 x 24  

714 XE Ultrafold Folder

3 miniature folders with 2 Glueattachments / Fugitive Glue Unit for all Pharmaceutical Options

Heidelberg/Stahl 4 pocketfolder with cover feeder and in-line punch unit

Wire-O Binding / DoubleWire-O Binding / Proclick Binding / Coil Binding



(2) Challenge 3 Hole Drill

Stahl Auto-Drill Inline

Lawson Super Duty Drill

Shrink Wrapping:      

TPA 1000 High Speed Auto Shrink-Wrapping System

(3) Preferred 22Automatic Shrink-Wrapping System

(3)Shanklin Shrink Wrapping System


Miscellaneous Operations:

Round Cornering        Collating          Perfect Binding

Perforating/Scoring    Padding           Card Affixing

Series 7 Zebra Thermal Card Imagers (2)


Mailing & Fulfillment

(3) Mailcrafter9800 Six Station Inserters
(Capabilitiesfrom #10 to 6” x 9”)

Phillipsburg Mailmaster III Jumbo 10 pocket Inserter
(Capabilities 9 x 12)

Videojet2500 Hi-Speed Inkjet System (2)
(Capabilitiesfrom postcard to 17” x 11”)

(Up to 3in line & up to 3.5 inches in width)

Kirk Rudy Card Affixer
(3) Zebra ZxP Series 7 Card Imaging Systems

Mail Anywhere Permit & Trackable Mail Capabilities

Data Department

Secure FTP
HIPAA Certified
Updated Data Department Security
Print Shop Mail
BCC Mail Manager
Adobe Pit Stop
Fusion Pro