Our Story

Blue has served the reprographic needs of Decatur, Illinois and its neighboring communities for over fifty years. Founded as Decatur Blueprint in 1960, our core values of excellent customer service, quality craftsmanship, and pride in our work still hold true today.

From architects, engineers, advertising agencies, graphic design firms, and corporate marketing departments, to local small business owners like us, we are pleased to facilitate the success of your visual communications projects. We strive to work closely with our clients to meet or exceed expectations, regardless of the size of your project’s budget.

We also work hard to provide our clients with the best option for every project. Being part of ReproMAX™ helps us do exactly that. ReproMAX™ is the largest, strongest, and most progressive international network of independent and innovative companies. With over 300 full-service, standardized reprographic and color graphics locations world-wide, capacity and deadline are never an issue. By using Blue, you instantly have access to the largest community of independent reprographers and graphics experts in the world.

If you would like to know more, or are interested in additional services not listed on the website, we want to hear from you. Message us here, or if you prefer, call us at 217.423.7589.

Red Mardis

Driver - Pickup & Delivery

Charles Edward “Red” Mardis
June 8, 1948 – August 21, 2016

Red was born June 8, 1948 in Keiser, AR, the son of Henry and Ellen (Hayes) Mardis. He married Elizabeth Matilda Abell on January 28, 1984 in Decatur, IL. She preceded him in death in 2014.

Red worked most recently as a courier here at Blue, and formerly for the City of Decatur. He was a “Jack of all Trades”, enjoyed working with wood, and visiting rummage sales. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Rest in peace, Red. You are missed.