Tim Burton Inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America

Burton & Mayer President, Tim Burton and six other industry leaders were formally inducted into the esteemed Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America.

The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America recognizes and honors industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to advancing the printing and graphic communications industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Printing Industries of America and its affiliates and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). Industry visionaries who have rendered outstanding or meritorious service to those associations or the industry are eligible for membership.



Burton & Mayer Receives G7™ Master Certification from IDEAlliance

Burton & Mayer is proud to be certified as a G7™ Master Printer. The GRACoL 7 Master Printer program requires companies to undergo an audit process of press color measurement equipment, process control procedures, and quality of printing to qualify for the GRACoL 7 Master Printer program.

Here are some of the benefits that you, the customer will receive:

• The assurance that press sheets will match your proof
• Faster make ready time results in less paper waste
• Color consistency is maintained throughout the press run

The International Digital Enterprise Alliance G7™ Master qualification program identifies only those printing companies who have been trained to proof and print using the new G7™ methodology. The qualification mark means that the printer uses the most modern technology, techniques and process controls and standards required to produce high-quality commercial printing. To continue Master Printer status, Burton & Mayer will go through a yearly re-certification to assure we maintain IDEAlliance calibration and processes based on ISO 12647 print standards.

Burton & Mayer President Retires

It was announced today that Timothy J. Burton will retire as president of Burton & Mayer, effective January, 2015.  He will, however, continue in his role as Chairman of the Board.

Burton started working at his family company right after college in 1970, first in sales and progressively into management positions.  He has been a partner in the firm since 1980, when he purchased his father’s share of the business.

During his tenure, the company has transformed from a small sheet-fed and letterpress printing operation to a full marketing solutions provider, including: design, direct-to-plate imaging, small and large format digital machines, marketing consulting, premiums, in addition to a full fleet of modern offset presses. Saleshave grown from $2.5 million and 20 employees to $16.5 million and 88 employees. Burton & Mayer is one of the premier commercial printers in southeastern Wisconsin, ranking in the top 20 for many years.

In1989, Burton and his company led the way in reducing air emissions through conversion to non-­‐alcohol fountain solutions, and won the WMC “Friend of the Environment” Award. The Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifications validate Burton & Mayer’s continuing commitment to support environmentally sound practices throughout its operation.

Burton has been a strong supporter of Printing Industries of America.  He served as Chairman of the Printing Industries of America Board of Directors in 2013, and continues serving on the PIA Executive team, Association Relations Committee, Investment Committee, and Finance Committee. He is currently a director and past Chairman of the Board for the former Printing Industries of Wisconsin—now Great Lakes Graphics Association.  “Mr. Burton was one of the finest Chairmen ever to serve PIA.  His visionary leadership helped the organization survive a difficult restructuring only to emerge as a stronger association.  Principled, committed and focused, he is universally respected within the industry,” noted Michael Makin, President and CEO of PIA. 

“I will miss the day to day interaction with employees and customers,”saidBurton,“but I know I’ll be leaving the Company in really good hands.”   Moving into the role of President will be Tim’s cousin and partner, James A. Burton.  And Tim’s daughterJenny Burton-Ziemann will become a partner and VicePresident, the fourth generation in a leadership role with Burton & Mayer.


Something old. Something new…

“After more than twenty years, the team has decided that it is time to retire our existing logo,” said President, Tim Burton.  “It has served us well, but with an ever-changing industry, we want to reflect the changes that are and will continue to be made to the company.

We think we have found the perfect balance between the old – representing our heritage of producing quality products for our customers – blended with the new – our new technologies and offerings being produced in a state of the art facility today.   In addition to our new logo and website, we have expanded our marketing and creative services to better serve our clients.  We can now offer customers a unique blend of diversity, technical skills and competencies.  We will continue to drive forward as we have in the past.”


Tim & Jane Burton at the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America Induction Ceremony








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• Burton & Mayer  named one of #Milwaukee's 2015 Best & Brightest Companies To Work For!

• Burton Inducted into the Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America

• Tim Burton Retires

• Burton & Mayer Receives G7™ Master Certification from IDEAlliance


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