Steve Salmieri checks the registration and
print density on a piece being printed on a new
press at Delzer.
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA - The 45-foot shiny new Lithrone
G40P press by Komori Corporate takes up a significant
amount of floor space at Delzer in Waukesha, but because
of its immense capabilities, the company was also able
to eliminate three older presses.
There are only a few Lithrone G40P
presses in Wisconsin. Delzer installed its G40P earlier
this year and can now conduct jobs in quicker
succession, with each job also taking less time.
According to Komori’s website, the Lithrone G40P is
capable of two-sided printing at 15,000 sheets per hour.
With such a high-functioning machine,
Delzer has improved both its output and ability to meet
the needs of its customers, who often want a fast
“You try to wrap your arms around the
customer to take care of them,” said Tim Weiske, vice
president of operations and an employee of Delzer for
about 20 years.
operates the controls of a new printing press at
Delzer. The press features a large video screen
for display of information like ink density and
Charles Auer/Freeman Staff
The 66-year-old company has a long
tradition of striving to meet its customers’ needs and
has made “we get it right” its slogan.
President Mike Delzer said despite the
faster turnaround for printing jobs, the quality and
service the company offers is still at the highest
level, which has been made possible “through investments
in people, equipment and the process.”
While installing the new Lithrone G40P,
Delzer’s ceilings were painted, floors were stripped and
new lighting was installed, Weiske said.
“We are also investing in the
environment,” he said. “Our goal is to (have a facility)
where people want to come, both employees and
Another growing area for Delzer is the
print-on-demand services, which can be delivered within
24 hours to clients - same day if in the area or next
day if out-of-state under most circumstances, Weiske
Delzer recently added new employees when
it acquired Waukesha-based Lithoprint in January. Delzer
said the owner wanted to leave the business and
approached his company about possibly buying Lithoprint.
As part of the transaction, Delzer acquired Lithoprint’s
clients and staff and now employs around 72 people.
“The businesses really complemented each
other,” Delzer said.
Going forward, Delzer said he is keeping
his eyes open for other acquisition possibilities.
Weiske said consolidations continue in
the printing industry. Whether the company is smaller
and larger, they aren’t immune, he said.
Delzer also strives to stay competitive.
Weiske said they can do that by providing value with
good pricing and excellent service.
While a lot of the focus has moved to the
growing digital sector, “which gets significantly bigger
every single year,” Delzer said, the company still
offers traditional printing services as well and can do
long runs for such items as event tickets.
Delzer offers offset printing,
fulfillment, distribution and mailing, as well as
digital printing, which includes wide format products,
such as posters.