About Kip Bonke / Stellar Graphics

My printing experience began in high school in Merrill, WI.  I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout from 1991 through 1997 with a major in Graphic Arts.  During the summers at Stout I worked for Wausau Papers in Wausau, WI in the Machine Room, Finishing, and Stock Room.  My Dad worked at Wausau Papers for 43 years, 25 of which were as a Color Engineer so I was fortunate to learn about paper and color from him during that time.

Also, during college I interned at Banta Company in Menasha, WI in the Quality Control Department in 1995.
After I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the spring of 1997, I worked for Nahan Printing in St. Cloud, MN as a Customer Service Rep/Coordinator. It was here that I learned direct mail and the post office regulations. 

In the summer of 1998 I moved to Red Wing, MN and started to work for Munson Printing where I started estimating, paper buying, and direct mail management. While at Munson, I also learned about periodicals and continued directly working with the post office.  

In December of 2000, I continued my printing career at Gopher State Litho, where I was a Head Estimator and later advanced to Scheduling Supervisor.  At the end of my employment, I ran the back shop as a Manager.
In November, 2010, I officially opened Stellar Graphics at 945 Davis Street, Hammond. I look forward to working with you!