Press Release



January 2016

After 25 years of independent operation, Graphic Express has been sold to Martin One Source, Champaign-Urbana’s largest printer. The local printing and graphics company, which had been owned by David Pfanschmidt and Paul Daugherty, will continue to service the Peoria business community but will now be able to offer far more services under the Martin umbrella.

After producing more than 50,000 individual printing projects over the last 25 years, Graphic Express will now be part of a larger family with the same values and larger equipment.

Chuck Martin, founder of Martin One Source, explained, “We approached Graphic Express several months ago. Our company’s growth plan called for expansion into the Peoria market. After a great deal of research, it became apparent that the only Peoria printer who fit with our company’s values was Graphic Express.”

Company president Greg Gonda added, “The two companies share a belief in always placing the customer first, producing the highest quality printing and graphic design, and meeting deadlines without fail.”

All Graphic Express employees, who collectively have 125+ years of printing experience, will be joining the Champaign company.

Paul Daugherty, Graphic Express vice president, said, “We are excited to now offer a full range of graphics services from design to both digital and offset printing, from office and janitorial supplies to car wraps and trade show displays, from clothing bearing your company’s logo to mailings and fulfillment services . . . we hope to be the One Source for all of our clients’ printing and graphics needs.”

Graphic Express President David Pfanschmidt concluded, “The similarities with Martin One Source were too apparent to ignore. We started in the same year. We grew steadily. We take our commitments to our customers very seriously. We appreciate our clients and never take them for granted. We truly believe the transition will be seamless and that the enhanced services we can offer will yield exciting changes going forward.”

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