After starting the Blueline Gallery, Active submitted one of the coolest annual reports (Insert link to Breaking the Rules) I have ever seen. We featured this piece in Share on Cougar and in the last issue of Print Works! After seeing that annual report as well as a few other pieces they submitted to our gallery, I had to get up to Cicero, IL for a visit.





Jeremy Hayes, President of Active, welcomed us in and gave us an overview of their capabilities and showed us so many WOW pieces (a lot of which were printed on Cougar® which always makes us excited). They are not just a traditional printer, they are “print well and beyond” dedicated to helping clients create world-class collateral and brand marketing materials.


Their goal is to bring their clients’ marketing strategies to life with their portfolio of services – conventional and digital print, fulfillment services and large format printing. The service that really sets them apart is ActiveAccess, a proprietary Marketing Program Management System that Active has developed over a decade of managing web-based fulfillment programs for their clients. This web portal also serves as a library of marketing materials for their customers and allows for on-demand customization while maintaining the integrity of brand and marketing messaging.


From higher education and high-end resorts to end-user branding and agency work, Active is equipped to manage even the most complex projects. Their portfolio and their capabilities made them very attractive to us and we can’t wait to work on a project with them. (Stay tuned!!). And as for their paper of choice? According to Jeremy Hayes, it’s a brand we all know and love:


We love us some Cougar! Especially if you survey our press room; it is our crews’ favorite. I trust Cougar to perform on projects with all of my clients, especially those with an accurate eye for ink holdout. It stretches across our digital and offset platforms, and allows us to print crisp, exacting color and imagery! I am excited to partner with Domtar, and support their brand initiatives.


To view more inspiring printed pieces on Cougar and other Domtar brands, please visit our Blueline Gallery.