MAR completes solar initiative

Valmeyer, IL, Jan. 24th, 2018 – MAR recently completed the installation of an on-site solar array.

The 300kw system will partially offset MAR’s electrical usage. The 30,000 square foot array will not only reduce grid electrical demand, it is also estimated to eliminate 482 metric tons of CO2 annually.

“After reviewing the options, this really turned out to be a wise decision for us.” stated Rick Roever, President of MAR. “This is a classic win-win. We can reduce our electrical bill with a 6 to 7 year ROI and the estimated carbon offset is equivalent to over 1,100 barrels of oil saved annually.”

Roever continued, “The installation of the 836 panels, sub-systems and controls was surprisingly quick. We are very pleased with how well this was executed. We are looking forward to years of reliable, cost-effective power generation from the system.”

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MAR helps customers attract, serve and retain clients via the print, mail and electronic mediums. For over 57 years MAR has helped clients increase the effectiveness of their print and/or mail projects. They produce a wide variety of marketing, mail and transactional print pieces for clients, distributors and re-sellers throughout North America. Find them on the internet at

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MAR Graphics adds digital print system

Valmeyer, IL, March 28th, 2016 – MAR Graphics recently completed the installation of a Ricoh InfoPrint 4100 Printing System.


MAR Graphics uses the roll-fed B/W imaging system to produce a wide variety of mail, trans-promo and other print projects. The system is configured as a twin-engine production line for faster throughput of duplex imaged pieces. It features a wider print area and can image a wide range of media.


“We needed more capacity to meet our growing demand and client base.” stated Rick Roever, President and Co-Owner of MAR Graphics. “This new unit is a leap forward in our ability to meet client deadlines. Not only is the additional capacity a welcome upgrade, the quality and wide substrate range were perfect for our direct mail, publication and trans-promo applications.”

MAR Graphics increases color digital print capacity

Valmeyer, IL, Jan. 27, 2015 – MAR Graphics recently completed the installation of a Ricoh Pro C9110 Digital Press.


MAR Graphics utilizes the press to quickly and cost-effectively produce full color direct-mail pieces, on-demand print projects and other print collateral for clients. The press is equipped with a large sheet size that allows print up to 13” x 27.5”.


“This new digital press is a great complement to our existing fleet of digital and offset equipment. Not only is our capacity higher, this will allow us to continue to grow in the digital print market and more effectively deliver the print quality required by our clients.” stated Scott Roever, Digital Print Operations V.P. and part-owner of MAR Graphics. “We are happy to have initiated this partnership with Ricoh and the additional offerings it will bring to our customers.”

Updated Digital Imaging Capabilities

MAR Graphics Updates Digital Imaging Capabilities

MAR Graphics recently completed the installation of a Xerox iGen4-26”, and is the first to take advantage of the color precision and speed of the new Xerox Color 8250 Production Printer. Capitalizing on the growth in variable data and digital color printing, MAR upgraded their fleet of color digital print engines to two new, full color devices.

MAR Graphics utilizes the larger 14.33” x 26” sheet size of the iGen4-26” to more efficiently serve their clients in the direct mail and commercial print markets. The iGen4-26” also features matte toner and an in-line booklet-maker. MAR Graphics uses the 8250 to quickly and cost-effectively produce transactional business documents and direct-mail pieces with spot-on color.

“We generate a high volume of direct mail and transactional statements that previously utilized a variety of highlight colors. With the 8250 we have the flexibility to reproduce any color our customers require,” said Scott Roever, VP & Comptroller, MAR Graphics. “Business color printing is a critical component of our operation. With the 8250 we can deliver color accuracy and do so competitively.”

In addition to the iGen4-26” & 8250, MAR Graphics operates multiple B/W devices, UV half-web presses, UV forms web presses, flexo and ink-jet systems, web-finishing lines, lettershop and bindery equipment.