MILWAUKEE — It's one of the best printing places in town, but Clark Graphics on Oakland Avenue is like most businesses. It's been hit hard by the pandemic even after being in business for 35 years,
"Our business is predicated on events, like weddings, concerts," says manager Corey Mielcarz. "And with everything like that canceled, there's not much printing going on right now."
Mielcarz has been a mainstay here. He's managed Clark's for the past 29 years. The chunk of business that's been really affecting their bottom line has been schools, churches, and nonprofit organizations.
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"Our production is down 85 percent," Mielcarz says. "We haven't made a dollar since April. We're operating in the negative, but we've gotten some big jobs from some customers over the summer to help bring things back a little. We've got some big companies from some Montessori Schools in the area that we had like a week to get everything ready, so people are thinking of us. We need more of them."
They do it all here, and they're good at what they do. They'll take on big or small printing jobs and they've got great customer service.
"We do just about everything," says Mielcarz. "Newsletters, envelopes, brochures, oversized prints, floor stickers for your business, or your restaurants to stay six feet apart, gives us a call or shoot us an email and we can see what we can do."