Goes Lithography is proud to announce we were awarded a Pioneer Recognition Award by the Promotional Products Association International.

The award was presented at the PPAI Expo held January 2020 in Las Vegas. The award was accepted by C.B. Goes IV , Chairman of Goes.

Also attending were Joseph P. Lucheck and Eric Goes.

View our presentation at PPAI Recognition Award .

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As expected and announced to the Board of Directors 12 months ago, Charles Goes IV has retired as President and CEO of  Goes Lithographing Company.
Chris, as most know him, is the 4th generation of Goes Family to operate the business. As the business evolved from Film to Digital in Pre-Press and later in Production, little beside the 25% Cotton Paper Watermark has stayed the same.

Back when Chris’ father’s father’s father started in the printing business in 1879 and built a plant on the south side of Chicago in 1908, he could not have imagined the changes in the industry (and the world!) that the company would see.

He never expected that 100 years later, the business would relocate to Delavan, WI. In  2010, we did relocate. After 7 years it is obvious, with the deterioration of the 100 year old Chicago building and the infrastructural challenges the old location faced, Goes Lithographing Company is very fortunate to be in the position it is now.  It’s a different location but we still hold the same values that have enabled us to grow and prosper for almost 140 years now.

The business is also very fortunate in that we have access to Chris and his extensive knowledge of the business as we move forward. He will be staying on as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as a Special Consultant.

His many years of company experience as well as his decades of involvement in Printing Trade Groups and Associations are an invaluable resource.  We will miss his day-to-day leadership but wish him all the best in a well-deserved retirement.

The fifth generation of Goes family members will be  part of the new management team as Goes Lithographing approaches the 140 year mark as a continuously owned family business.

We have set up a message board for people to leave a message for Chris or if they would like to get in touch with him. We will call it “Reminisce with Chris” for now but he will manage a message board on our news blog.

Leave a Message for Chris using the LEAVE A COMMENT link below.




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Goes Selling Help Brochures

We have created informational brochures for our Letter Press and Digital Offset Product Lines.

See how these products can help you offer additional services to your customers by leveraging Goes Lithographing’s century plus of experience in product development !

Our Customer Service representatives will be happy to answer any questions you may have or address any special requests.

View the Product Line Selling Help Flipbooks from the links below.

Goes Letter Press Selling Help Brochure

Goes Digital Offset Selling Help Brochure

View the pdf of the Price List for both Product Lines here.

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Goes Lithographing’s latest Featured Products are our CA Award Certificates.

  • Pre-Printed CERTIFICATE OF AWARD, ACHIEVEMENT OR RECOGNITION text along with blank lines for Recipient and Presenter Names and date of award.
  • Variety of Colors and Border Styles Available
  • Sold in Packages of 25, 100 or 500 Certificates
  • Custom Imprinting is available (for an additional charge)

This is a great solution for Schools, Sports Teams, Businesses and Professional Organizations looking to create an Award or Recognition product.

Visit our E-Commerce CA Award Site Product Page for more information and to order Certificates.


Goes Lithographing CA Award Certificates


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Greetings to Our Customers, Friends and Suppliers,
GOES now offers Extreeem Imprint Solutions for all our award and corporate Certificates to service your customers’ requests at a price point to increase your productivity & profitability.

GOES Extreeem is committed to provide high quality, complete & long term preforming personalized products with quick efficient sales service ordering support & on time delivery.

During the course of daily business many have often shared a remembrance glance back of past usage of our products & sales staffers. Understand GOES has served customers within 3 centuries those products which advance, advertise, and record business ownership along with Special Occasion stationery and manufacture of custom & stock wall themed art prints.

A forward vision is always necessity, new methods of production, better raw materials with efficient processing and retrieval storage systems add purchase value & results in economical pricing with good beneficial margins.

May we serve you Today?   www.goeslitho.com , www.goesproducts.com


   Chris Goes President


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Graph EXPO 2014

Charlie (left) and Chris Goes

Charlie and Chris Goes

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Goes Lithographing History – Chicago IL. Facility

Goes Lithographing has a long and proud history of quality products, services and innovation.  The fourth and fifth generation of Goes family members are currently continuing the traditions of the past while implementing the latest in technology to best serve our customers.

Founded in Chicago in 1879, Goes Lithographing eventually settled into our home for over 100 years at 42 West 61st Street in Chicago before moving to our present location in Delavan, WI in 2010.  The historic building on 61st Street in Chicago went through many changes during its 100+ years of service as advancements in our trade led to expansion and purchase of new equipment as well as changes on the plant itself.

Pictured below are images of our Chicago building.  Note the different ages of the equipment and building areas!

Click on any image to see a larger version of that image.

Goes Chicago Lobby Entrance

Goes Lithographing Chicago Lobby


Goes Lithographing Chicago General Office

Goes Lithographing Chicago General Office Area

General Office Area

General Office Area

Goes Chicago Press Area

Goes Chicago Press Area
With a Pallet of Certificates

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Certificate Production Area

Goes Chicago Certificate Production

Goes Chicago Historic Equipment

Goes Chicago Historic Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Harris Offset Press

Goes Chicago Harris Offset Press

Goes Chicago Workshop/ Maintenance

Goes Chicago Workshop/Maintenance

Goes Chicago Plant Equipment

Goes Chicago Plant Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Area

Goes Chicago Production Area

Goes Chicago Horizon Collator

Goes Chicago Horizon Collator

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

Goes Chicago Production Equipment

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Goes Lithographing Supports Our Local Community

Goes Lithographing Co. was proud to be a sponsor for Delavan, Wi.’s Cinco De Mayo Festival held on Saturday May 3rd 2014.

Goes and Cinco de Mayo

Delavan’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration 2014

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Goes Lithographing Co. – Our Customers Matter !

At Goes Lithographing, we love hearing from our customers!

We recently received the following note from a long-time customer in response to our Spring Newsletter.


Thanks so much for your newsy Spring Letter. And a welcome to the 6th generation of the Goes Family.

My store, Stamp your Heart Out , has been a longtime customer and in February I closed the shop and retired after 35 years in retail and 25 years as Stamp Your Heart Out. I wish you could have seen the dozens of creative calendar uses we designed using your small calendars. And just looking back at our orders you can see that we addicted our customers to your very popular calendars as well.

BTW–I hope you saved a box of your old invoices. I loved receiving your fabulous handwritten letterhead/ invoices .

I grew up outside of Chicago,in Joliet, and the Midwest is the best ! I have also visited your new town. Were you familiar with the Bunte Candy Company in Chicago? Not related, but have a large collection of Bunte candy stuff!

Have a super successful 2014 and looking forward to hearing from you.

Joan Bunte


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GOES LITHO has purchased many businesses of similar lines and merged their products and customer list into our now 134 year young business model.

GOES has also purchased several distributors of our products when the time came to close, downsize or retire. Goes does not want to lose the goodwill and local business sales built up for our products by these usually small local family companies. GOES wishes to maintain your customer’s source of supply in a way complimentary to your methods, and as a financial benefit to you.

Perhaps only the GOES list of customer accounts would be of interest to us and other accounts using noncompetitive products may better be sold for similar value elsewhere. If we are included, we will honestly fulfill your trust.

Please consider GOES LITHO as an opportunity to take on this business if the time comes. As a family business, WE understand the care and history that went into your business. To serve your customers from Delavan WI is ever more easily done as you would locally & personally do – electronic means and the option of SKYPE Vision on the monitor can bring face to face communication anywhere.

Refer in Confidence to; Charles B. Goes IV   cbgiv@goeslitho.com

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