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Forging Our Path: 80 Years of Providing Exceptional Brand Experiences

Thysse was founded in 1941 by John Thysse. From a small garage and a single letterpress in Madison, WI, to Thysse’s current 95,000 sq ft facility, the team and scope of services offered have grown well beyond print. With over 100 dedicated creatives, craftsmen and experts, today Thysse offers a broad variety of brand and marketing solutions backed by the core founding principal— we deliver exceptional outcomes. The growth comes under the leadership of third-generation owner and CEO, Jason Thysse. His ability to anticipate evolving client needs and position the company to meet them with thoughtful investment in the best people and technology, enabling Thysse to consistently offer more value.
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The Garage

Armed with one second-hand press, John Thysse began a small print shop out of a garage on Buell Street on Madison’s East side.
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Our small operation quickly gained community recognition and outgrew the garage so Thysse made our first move to Winnebago Street.
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like father, like son

The business thrived on it’s loyal local customer base and transitioned from John Thysse to his son, Jay.
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G3: Jason Takes the Helm

Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, Jason purchased the business in 2009.
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With an eye toward innovation, Jason moved the company to Oregon, WI where it would undergo several building and service expansions over the next 8 years.
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In July of 2020, doors opened on the new Oregon campus uniting all production, design, and fulfillment services under one roof.

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Our Capabilities Go Far Beyond the Printed Page

We specialize in creating spaces that inspire, motivate and narrate through exceptional design. On the production side, we can fabricate anything you can dream up. Go ahead and try to stump us! From a creative perspective, we go beyond the printed page to delve into environmental design, organization branding and identity development, master planning, concept design, technical design, 3D rendering, fabrication, and installation. 

That dedication to providing best-in-class outcomes for our clients didn’t spring up out of thin air. Thysse was started in 1941 by John Thysse and began as an offset printer in Madison, WI. Over the past 80 years, our clients’ needs have evolved to include a variety of services, all aimed at providing you answers to every brand problem. Under current leadership, third-generation owner and president, Jason Thysse, the company has adapted to become a more wholistic brand experience provider and shifted operations to Oregon, WI in 2012. In July of 2020, we moved into our new campus, a 95,000 sq ft facility aimed at bringing all services and production capabilities under one roof. 

Today, Thysse is grounded in innovative thought, exceptional design and the physical production of ideas. Understanding our clients needs is at the heart of our mission, to be “where you go with your brand.” We know the effort it takes to build up your portfolio of operating companies, perfect your products, and keep your operations running smoothly. To spend additional resources managing multiple vendor relationships and production partners takes away from these initiatives. Thysse provides options to assist at every step in the process to our clients, offering you flexibility to decide what to keep in house and what to outsource to us. 

Truly, we aim to offer you the opportunity to work with us from fledgling idea to final delivered product, and we are proud to provide you the confidence that your project will be right, every time. 

At Thysse, we believe the story your brand tells is as important as the materials it is printed on.


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