meet the owners

Father and Son Wayne & Sam Jacques


Wayne Jacques found a love for printing at an early age, in the halls of Escanaba High School. Wayne graduated in 1976 and was working for Lake Superior Press the Tuesday following his graduation weekend. Wayne worked his way from a "Stripper" in the darkroom, to Pressman, to finally Production Manager. He left the company in 2008 to pursue a new career as a Union Papermaker at the Escanaba Paper Company. Wayne retired officially from papermaking in 2021, and made his way back to South Lake Street to take over as President for Lake Superior Press. With Wayne's 32 years of experience with the company, coupled with his 13 year career as a Union Papermaker, it's near impossible to find someone with more knowledge and enthusiasm for your next project. 

Wayne isn't all paper and ink though. In his off time, you can find him paddling his We No Nah canoe, enjoying time in the Southern Marquette County wilderness, or crew chiefing for Sam's short course off-road racing & rally team. 


Sam Jacques was born into the industry, whether he liked it or not. Sam grew up around the shop, working in the Bindery Department at an early age, all the way through his high school career at MSHS, and his college career at NMU. After graduation, Sam accepted a job as a Union Papermaker at the Escanaba Paper Company just like his old man. With a Business Degree from NMU, a sharp eye for detail, and his love for Marquette, Sam is excited to take Lake Superior Press into the future and continue the local tradition of top quality printing right here on the shores of Lake Superior. 

In Sam's spare time, you can find him tinkering on old Volkswagens, prepping his Championship Offroad Pro Lite or Subaru NA4WD ARA rally car, or hanging out at one of the stellar breweries that call Marquette home.