About Us

Founded and continuously operated as a family business, Bouwer Printing has been serving Northeastern Wisconsin for more than 30 years. We are proud to be counted among the most respected printers in the area.

At Bouwer Printing we have always considered ourselves in the service business before the printing business. We listen to your concerns, consider your schedule, and stay within your budget. We are dedicated to the principles of high-quality service and exceptional printing.

In every aspect of our business, we strive to find new ways to design and print your projects more creatively and less expensively than the standard. We push the limits of the industry to deliver the finest printed products in the shortest possible time, and we can offer the best advice for how to make a big impact with your printed message.  To see a list of awards and industry recognition, click here.

Without a doubt, our employees are our finest resource and are among the best in the industry. From designing to mailing, our knowledgeable and skilled staff offers you comprehensive print-related services.  To see our gallery of printing and design, click here.

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year 2010!


Design-related awards (2003-present):
Communicator Awards – Gold Award of Excellence (Marketing/Promotion)
Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction (Identity Package)
Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction (Calendar Design)
Millennium Awards – Gold Award (Capabilities Design)
Millennium Awards – Silver Award (Special Events Design)
MarCom Creative Awards – First Place Platinum Award (Marketing Design)
MarCom Creative Awards – Second Place Gold Award (Business to Consumer)
PrintImage Excellence Awards – Second Place (In-house Design)
Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction (Postcard Design)
Communicator Awards – Crystal Award of Excellence (Marketing/Promo)
Communicator Awards – Award of Distinction (Graphic Design/Illustration)

Printing and production-related awards (2003-present):
Communicator Awards – Gold Award of Excellence (Identity Package)
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce Operational Excellence – Customer Focus Award
PrintImage Excellence Awards Second Place (Offset One Color)
MSMA Excellence Award (Exceptional Mailing Services Management)
PrintImage Excellence Awards First Place (Best Use of Paper)
PrintImage Excellence Awards Third Place (Thermography Printing)
PrintImage Excellence Awards Second Place (Thermography Printing)

In 2009, Bouwer Printing & Mailing successfully obtained certification by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce as a woman-owned business enterprise.  In addition, in 2004, the company went through the rigorous process of earning certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC is the premier national certification for women-owned businesses, and the Council uses a rigorous process to evaluate all aspects of the business including financial, operational, and organizational strength. Certified companies are required to be re-certified annually, and on-site examiners conduct a review of our facility every other year. In Wisconsin, only three other printers are certified by the WBENC, and no others are located in the Fox Valley. Bouwer Printing & Mailing has successfully maintained certification every year since 2004.

Community Service:

Our founder Gil Bouwer believed that we, as a business, have a responsibility to give back to the community that provides the livelihood of every member of our staff.  This philosophy continues to this day, and our owners and staff volunteer and support many local nonprofit organizations.  Below are links to some that are near and dear to our hearts:

Fox Valley Sibling Support Network:  http://www.fvssn.org/

Appleton Noon Optimist Club:  http://www.optimist.org/

Villa Phoenix Residential Care Facility:  http://www.focol.org/villaphoenix/

Women in Management – Fox Cities Chapter:  http://www.wimiwi.org/

Fox River Academy Charter School:  http://www.foxriveracademy.org/