Superior established a Chicago branch. In 1987, a larger facility was acquired in Schiller Park, Illinois. It was further expanded in 1990.
Michael R. Brice joined Superior as a trainee, representing the fourth generation.
Gotham purchased the Brady – Flaherty Ink Company and merged it into Gotham Ink of New England.
Superior purchased all the assets of Warden Printing Ink and Chemical Company located in Yonkers, New York. The oil ink production was moved to Superior New York. Liquid ink production was shifted to Gotham New York.
Superior purchased all of the stock of CFC Printing Ink Company of Buffalo from Canadian Fine Color Company. This became the Buffalo branch. The original premises were expanded to 8,500 sq. ft. in 1991.