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Large Format Printing in Chicago, IL

Surface Impact! We coined the phrase and it’s a simple concept. In essence, we take a holistic 360’ view of your space, your brand, your needs and seek to maximize the visual impact of every available surface to achieve the greatest achievable effect. Our hands-on, collaborative approach is designed to accomplish one thing; an effective marketing solution! We'll survey your needs from every angle to find innovative and cost effective ways to bring your vision to life. No matter the scope or the complexity of the task at hand, we've got the tools and the talent to get the job done right.

SpeedPro Chicago Loop prides itself on its bright client-centric team and its sophisticated suite of printing technologies. Whether it’s our solvent, latex, UV, high-speed-precision cutting or dye-sublimation equipment, we are perfectly suited to deliver superior quality visual communications package in record setting time. The end result for our clients is a customized solution that's impactful and engaging. Indeed, it's easy to work with us because we have more than 35 years of advertising, marketing, digital, design and print experience; we learn about your brand and become an extension of your team. Our ‘agency’ approach is unique to the industry; we don’t walk around town schlepping samples, instead, we come touting creative ideas and impactful solutions. You'll most certainly enjoy a refreshing level of expertise and professionalism that's challenging to find at an ordinary print studio.

SpeedPro Chicago Loop is a proud disabled veteran-owned business located in the heart of Chicago, IL. Sitting on multiple boards and committees, we are extremely well networked with influential leaders, chambers of commerce and business associations that serve to support and promote our community in a meaningful way. As a client, we gladly share our access and extend you the benefit of the relationships we’ve forged to help build your business beyond the services we offer. To cap it all off, we donate 1% of our profits to charitable and not-for-profit organizations through cash or in-kind contributions.

Contact us today and let us know how we can help your business thrive.

Companies We Work With
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Blue Moon Brewing Co.
  • McHugh Construction
  • Guaranteed Rate
  • Your Brand Here
  • British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
  • Chi-Town Rising
  • House of Blues
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
BNI (Business Network International)
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Small Business Advocacy Council
South Loop Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Police Marines
Working With Us
Our Process at SpeedPro of Chicago Loop
We'll Discuss Your Project Needs
We will meet with you to understand what type of visual communications are needed, the environment they will be placed, how long they will be used, and any other project constraints before we propose a personalized solution for you.
Our Studio Team Will Help Execute Your Ideas
Together, we will reach an agreement on the types of products and materials we will use based on your needs. We then gather your digital assets and if needed, take on-site measurements to ensure we produce flawless graphics.
We Work Until Your Project Is Perfect
We are committed to producing premium solutions.  After creating your graphics, we provide any necessary hardware or installation and as your partner for all your visual communication needs, we will provide ongoing support.
Meet the Team
Eric  Lazar  - Partner, Lead Evangelist
Eric Lazar
Partner, Lead Evangelist
Eric is a Marine Corps veteran, serving as an Intelligence Analyst for an Electronic Warfare Squadron. His 20+ year private sector background includes 13 years as a regional sales manager for a group of broadcast television stations, where he forged a radical sales structure model that is now implemented by over 170 television stations nationwide. Following his broadcast tenure, Eric launched a start-up mobile company, which was quickly absorbed by a competitor; then joining the competitor, Mr. Lazar became VP of Sales, taking the company from $680k to $5 million in annual revenue over the next 4 years when it was then acquired by a prominent agency. Eric's launch of SpeedPro Chicago Loop was born out of the desire leverage a career in advertising and marketing, coupled with aspiration to lead an organization that prided itself on its innovative and supportive culture while being a great local corporate citizen.
Rebecca  Considine  - Partner, Rapport & Sales Synergies
Rebecca Considine
Partner, Rapport & Sales Synergies
Passionate, enthusiastic, problem solver who loves to communicate and construct creative marketing solutions. Ms. Considine spent fifteen years developing a successful sales and marketing career as a key leader formulating creative marketing solutions for Katz Media Group. Rebecca rose through the ranks from Sales Intern to Team Manager & Mentor; recognized as an adept problem solver, negotiator and motivational force. Rebecca serves the critical role of cultivating our pivotal partnerships, stewarding client service, as well as assuming various operational and leadership functions. Rebecca's goals are to focus on continued growth and innovation solutions while always ensuring extraordinary customer service. Rebecca is a two time finisher of the Chicago Marathon, holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo with over 20 years of Martial Arts Experience.
Josh  Ferri  - Manager, Print Production & Design Technologist
Josh Ferri
Manager, Print Production & Design Technologist
Josh oversees our print production and graphic design department, filling an additional role as sales engineer to help determine best materials for various applications. A Chicagoland native and graduate of University of Missouri with a degree in Fine Arts-Drawing & Animation, Josh joined SpeedPro Chicago Loop in the Spring of 2016. Prior to his tenure with SPCL, Mr. Ferri was the co-founder of a design studio, a content manager for a marketing agency and worked freelance projects when time allowed. An accomplished woodworker and craftsman, Josh brings a host of valuable experience to the team and our client portfolio.
Dylan   Bissonette  - Production & Design Associate
Dylan Bissonette
Production & Design Associate
Dylan Bissonette joined the Speed Pro Chicago Loop team in the summer of 2017- and what a life saver he�€™s been! Dylan, received a B.A. from Loyola University, Chicago in Advertising/Public Relations, followed by a second degree from the acclaimed art school Columbia College, Chicago in Graphic Design. He is an integral part of our print production operations, while lending critical back-up support to client graphic design requirements. Dylan continues to chomp at the bit for more opportunities to put his creative talents to work and gets jazzed with each new project and the challenge it may pose.
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Located just 3 blocks from McCormick Place, moments from Merchandise Mart and close to every major downtown hotel and exhibition venue, SpeedPro Chicago Loop is there to save the day! Whether you are planning in advance and need a local printing partner, or your exhibit graphics arrived from the home office dinged and damaged, that’s if they arrived at all; SpeedPro Chicago Loop is here to help.  We can have your booth looking great and ready for business in a moments notice.


SpeedPro's event graphics service helps presenters, vendors and event coordinators break through the clutter of McCormick Place, Merchandise Mart or any hotel exhibition venue. Stand out with a coordinated visual experience using big, bold, graphics done right. Print your branding or theme on large-scale vinyl banners for overhead mounting on grommets or poles, and background wall murals or backlit graphics to set the stage.

Brand your directional signage, floor decals, retractable banners, and more to extend visual ownership of your McCormick Place exhibit. We can customize a full range of event graphics for you at SpeedPro. SpeedPro's experience in event graphics extends from meter-board signage and easel-board agendas to full graphics packages including window graphics to custom cut displays. Give us a call now to get prepared for the big day or to help you out of a last-minute trade show problem.


We are committed to being the reliable partner our clients turn to for all their graphics needs—there are no second chances when it comes to event signage at McCormick Place, Merchandise Mart or other Chicago exhibition venue. We bring our clients' ideas to life with Great. Big. Graphics. We customize everything for our clients, from trade show displays and vehicle wraps to retractable banners, flags and more. A look through our portfolio will show you the kinds of work we do. Contact us now to find out how we can help you make a Great Big Impact during your next Chicago trade show, exhibit or conference.

Missed Opportunities




Consumer behavior is impacted with color printing in signage and other visual engagement elements. They are often things businesses don’t prioritize that drive your bottom line. Find out how visuals in the retail space can bring more people in the door and sell more products and services. All the while, creating an identity and educating your consumer on who you are and why they need to choose you over the competition.


Commercial window graphics have the ability to communicate a clear and concise message. FedEx commissioned Ketchum Global Research and Analytics in 2012 to see what role visual elements like a window sign, decals, outdoor banners and similar displays play in the retail space in driving sales and attracting customers.

There’s no question attention-grabbing signage has the power to pick up new customers and get business moving. Effective signage is not limited to the front door. It encompasses everything from in-store materials to car clings to posters and banners,” said Randy Scarborough, vice president of Marketing for FedEx Office.

Almost eight in ten (76%) American consumers enter a store they’ve never been to based on it’s signage, seven in ten (68%) have made a purchase decision because of a sign catching their eye. Over half of the Americans surveyed stated that they were deterred from entering a store because of poorly made signage (ugly, handwritten signs, spelling errors). This is because there is a belief that the store’s signage reflects the quality of product or services rendered there.

Using storefront window graphics, or small window signs can help you change with the seasons, holidays & current events; a compelling visual cue can influence consumer purchase behavior. Remind them that it’s gift giving season and that you have a solution for them.


Visual merchandising in any business environment can capture attention, engage, and persuade the customer toward a buying decision. It is a valuable marketing tool as it educates both your internal and external consumer on things you want them to know about your products, services and values.

Brands are psychology and science brought together as a promise mark as opposed to a trademark. Products have life cycles. Brands outlive products. Brands convey a uniform quality, credibility and experience. Brands are valuable. Many companies put the value of their brand on their balance sheet. -Scott Goodson; Entrepreneur, branding expert at Forbes Magazine.


Surprisingly, a recent study conducted POPAI on Shopper Engagement shows that there is a 76% increase on-in store decision making. Amazingly, this suggests that today's consumer is less prepared before making a store visit and more open to hearing your message. Indeed,  point of purchase displays work.

Our Blog

Sponsorships can make or break your event.

If you are an Event Planner, Marketer, Board of Director, or Planning committee member, you know the fear well.

  • How do I attract, retain, and secure sponsors?
  • How will our sponsors gain more return on investment (ROI) so that we can create a long-lasting partnership?
  • How do we engage and activate on site?
  • What are cutting edge, creative ways to activate sponsors?

Trust us that a creative signage plan has benefits beyond the obvious. Built into initial sponsorship proposal, creative signage pays for itself, and ensures ALL these questions get satisfied!

Printed Furniture & Creative Displays

Printable, environmentally responsible, paper-based graphics board that is structurally engineered with the rigidity and high dimensional stability needed for demanding three-dimensional applications like furniture and displays.

Wrap the Unexpected & Display Creatively in High Traffic Areas

High traffic areas make great spaces for unconventional signs and signage! Wrap a staircase, build a column, or create a 6-foot 3D Display! Achieve an eye-catching pop, or create a total transformation!

The Power to Change: Be Receptive to Magnetic!

Photo Quality Printable Magnetic is versatile & flexible. Its interactive. And its Revenue generating! Make your wall pay for itself by selling sponsorships, rebranding, welcoming sponsors, and wow’ing potential customers.


Coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place, merchandise mart or one of our city’s other incredible exhibition or hotel venues? SpeedPro Chicago Loop is your one stop shop for trade show display signage. 

A Chicago trade show is expensive to attend and even more costly to exhibit; so it’s critical to get a return on your investment.  A trade show display is the first impression of your brand, it must attract new customers and be compelling to current clients. Success at trade shows and conventions is measured by your ability to gain fresh viable leads, build on existing relationships and effectively showcase innovative products. Extend your reach and gain new clientele while building brand awareness with these simple elements while exhibiting at McCormick Place, Merchandise Mart or at any of Chicago’s best trade show venues.

So What are the Trade Show Essentials?

Trade Show Banners & Back Drops

SpeedPro Chicago Loop is the best choice for trade show and exhibit signage, only 3 blocks from the famed McCormick Place, moments from the Merchandise Mart and situated near every major downtown hotel. We offer a wide spectrum of Retractable, Telescopic and Spring Back portable display hardware, all suited to make your brand pop with professionalism. Our premium range of custom retractable banner stands come with a wide range of features and functionality including molded protective carry bags and a lifetime warranty.

Table Throws & Table Runners

Whether you’re at McCormick Place, Merchandise Mart or one of Chicago’s wonderful hotel venues, an elegant and colorful throw is a simple way to maximize your presentation table as an effective advertising tool. Table throws are available in a wide variety of sizes and can be custom made to fit your exhibit.  Our table throws feature these four important elements:
  • Durable polyester fabric
  • Vibrant dye sublimation process
  • Full-color custom print
  • Machine washable in cold water

A Great Back-up Plan

We don’t expect that you’ll have all your trade show signage and graphics done in Chicago, but if it can get damaged in transit, lost when shipping or will be disposed of after the show, you should give it some thought—we can save you money and heartache.  At the very least, have all of your print ready images easily accessible and ready to send to us if a bad scenario becomes your reality.  SpeedPro Chicago Loop is only blocks from McCormick Place, moments from Merchandise Mart and near every major city hotel and exhibition venue.  So if things go bad, give us a call and we’ll be happy to save the day! 
Visual Magnetics

SpeedPro Chicago Loop is your premier Chicago Large format printer, committed to bringing you the newest technology, and innovative solutions in print design



SpeedPro Chicago Loop is your premier Chicago Large format printer, committed to bringing you the newest technology, and innovative solutions in large format print design. The Visual Magnetics system is used by over 300 leading retailers, as an elegant and cost-effective solution for in-store graphics. Visual Magnetics are a printed substrate coated with a ferrous micro iron coating holds it to a magnetized wall.


Visual Magnetics is a product that will deliver high quality results that can be installed at the store level by your staff. The base is a permanent installation that the interactive media will be placed on. Prints are shipped, rolled in a tube to the store and can be placed by associates with no skill set necessary.


Visual Magnetics has an average cost savings of 30% - 70% for it’s users. There are over 20 unique finishing options such as fabrics, veneers, chalk board and dry-erase. All MagnaMedia is 100% PVC-free, with an entire line dedicated to 100% post-consumer and natural, sustainable bases. With Visual magnetics you can change out graphics with ease as the seasons and promotions change, you don’t need a professional to install and you can add small or large additions on top of the base print, leaving you with endless options for your space.

SpeedPro Chicago Loop
2028 South Michigan Ave Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60616
Studio Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed