Color Ink Acquires HM Graphics


Two Boutique Printers Come Together to Elevate Their Clients’ Brands

Sussex, WI – December 12, 2022 – Color Ink, a leader in specialty printing services, announces the purchase of HM Graphics of Milwaukee, WI. HM Graphics ranks among the nation’s elite, full-service commercial printing companies. For more than 50 years, they have provided their clients with the highest caliber of services and craftsmanship that the printing industry has to offer.

This will allow Color Ink to expand their business with the addition of highly skilled employees and the ability to offer more creative printing services…to include sheet-fed commercial printing, packaging, wide-format visual displays and fulfillment.

Todd Meissner, President of Color Ink, stated, “This is an exciting change for both companies as we share the same core values of supplying superior quality products and services to our customers. We continually pursue cutting-edge technologies, because we’re not content with “what is” but focused on “what could be.” Our goal is to create products that bring out the right emotion with a lasting response. With the combination of Color Ink and HM Graphics, we will have an array of capabilities to bring to our customer base.”

Meissner went on to say how excited he is to have Kathy Sandstrom, one of the previous owners of HM Graphics, joining the team as the Executive Vice President of Color Ink. “Kathy brings to us a strong history of sales and management experience within the industry. She will play a critical role in our strategic planning as we build upon the legacy that she and the HM Graphics team have built over the years.”

Kathy Sandstrom added, “Our team of craftsmen and print veterans are thrilled to be joining the Color Ink organization. There is great synergy between our two companies, and this merger will position us for future growth with our valued customers.”


Color Ink brings the marketplace turn-key printing solutions, complete assembly, and fulfillment. Their goal is to create products that bring out the right emotion with a lasting response. With a combination of digital and conventional equipment, they have an array of capabilities to bring you the products you need. Color Ink is a commercial printer with boutique choices. For more information, visit

From left to right: Kathy Sandstrom, Executive Vice President; Austin Meissner, Vice President of Operations; and Todd Meissner, President.