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 11 with built in imposition and preflight PDF workflow

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

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

GRACoL 7 Compliant from Prepress through the Pressroom

Plate Making: Screen 8600

Data Software: Fusion Pro

Web-to-Print Solution: PTI-Marcom

Digital Asset Management

Digital Store Front and Web to Print Solutions

Press Room:

Digital Solutions:


Konica Minolta SD-513 4/C with Finishing (Biz Hub)

*NEW 2019 Ricoh Pro 8220 Printer (expanded substrate/converting capabilities)

RISO ComColor Series Printer

Sheet Fed:

Mitsubishi 128” x 40” 6 color with aqueous coating tower

Mitsubishi 228” x 40” 6 color with aqueous coating tower

Heidelberg 28” x 40” 8 color (4/4 Perfector)

Man Roland 28” x 40” 2 color

Ryobi 12” x 18” 2 color

Web Fed:

Didde22” cutoff 20” web width, 6 color form press, perf unit, sheeter


Bindery & Finishing Services:


2650 Saber (54”)

Saber IV Microcut (47”)

Heidelberg/Polar (45”)

Folding/Stitching: MBO (3) (4-4-4)

Baum Folder 14” x 20”

Baum Folder 26” x 40”

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

Baum Folder 26” x 40” with triple right angle and split guide

Stahl T 36 Folder (2) 14 x 24

3 miniature folders / Glue attachments / Remoistanable Unit / Fugitive Glue Unit and All Pharmaceutical Options

Heidelberg/Sheridan 8 pocket high speed saddle stitcher with cover feeder

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

Wire-O Binding / Double Wire-O Binding / Proclick Binding / Coil Binding


Challenge 3 Hole Drill (2)

Shanklin 5 Hole Drill

Stahl Auto-Drill Inline

Shrink Wrapping:

TPA 1000 High Speed Auto Shrink Wrapping System

Preferred 22 Automatic Shrink-Wrapping System

Shanklin Shrink Wrapping System

Miscellaneous Operations:

Round Cornering Collating Perfect Binding

Perforating/ScoringPadding Card Affixing

Series 7 Zebra Thermal Imagers (2)

Mailing & Fulfillment

Mailcrafter 9800 6 Station Inserter (3)

Phillipsburg Mark II – 6 Station Inserter

(Capabilities from #10 to 6” x 9”)

Phillipsburg Mailmaster III Jumbo 10 pocket Inserter

Videojet 2500 Hi-Speed Inkjet System (2)

(Capabilities from postcard to 17” x 11”)

2 - Xerox Docuprint 180 Hi-Speed Laser

(Capabilities from 8 ½” x 11” to 14” x 17”, simplex or duplex)

Jetvision Express – Camera matching

(2-piece match)

Tabbing (2)

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

Kirk Rudy Card Affixer

Mail Anywhere Permit Capabilities

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

Data Department

Secure FTP

Hippa Certified

Secure Data Department