We have a confession. Having the new year fall in the middle of the week provided a nice way to ease back into the routine after the holidays, but we are actually excited to begin the first “full” work week of 2014. We know, it sounds crazy – and maybe even a little masochistic – but the truth is, the latter part of 2013 saw us adding a number of new presses and services and we can’t wait to rev them up and go!
The big news, of course, is that we now have three Xerox iGen digital presses, and the newest addition is the biggest and fastest one yet. It can handle a whopping 14.33” x 26” sheet size with a printable area of 14” x 25.5”. It runs a speedy 150 pages per minute, making our quick turnarounds even quicker. The print quality is incredible, too, as it delivers improved detail and sharper images with even better color. We’ll save all the specs and a few of the details for another blog devoted just to this press. Believe us, it’s pretty special.
To complement our big presses we’ve also upgraded to a new 4-color envelope press. It makes short work of any premade envelopes in sizes from A1 to 10” x 15” and is perfect for printing matching letterhead. It can handle a wide variety of stocks from coated to felt and textured and even translucent papers.
On the opposite end of the size spectrum we’ve added a new wide format printer. It can print large banners, posters, canvas prints, and even custom wallpaper! Just think of the possibilities for branding your lobby or trade show booth with the materials it can print.
You’d think that would be enough new additions, right? Nope. We also added a new flood coating machine. It can give any printed piece a beautiful gloss coating or, if you prefer a softer touch, a matte/velvet coating. We’ve always been pleased with the quality our digital presses produce but when projects are coated they really pop.
And finally, we’ve also become an ASI (American Specialty Institute) member. That means in addition to being an affordable print source for our customers we are now also able to provide specialty and promotional items with the same value. From employee recognition awards to corporate gifts, or school fundraising items to trade show giveaways, we’ve got it. We are very excited to offer the convenience of this service to our customers. Be sure to give us a call and we will be glad to help you find just what you need.
So as you can see, we have a lot to look forward to in 2014. We love the new technology and can’t wait to put it to use. Providing quality and value is the reason we continue to upgrade and embrace changes. It’s how we stay on top and keep our customers right there with us. Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2014 for all!