Three new Canon imagePRESS Printers
ANN ARBOR, MI — February 17, 2017 – Print-Tech, Inc., a premier, full-service print provider based in Ann Arbor, has expanded its production printing capabilities significantly with the recent installation of three new Canon color printers: two imagePRESS C10000VPs and an imagePRESS C750. Along with their Canon imagePRESS C7010VP, this brings their total of production presses to four. The three new imagePRESS machines were installed in mid-December.
The imagePRESS C750 runs 75 sheets per minute. It offers multiple new capabilities for the company, including digital color envelopes. It can print variable color envelopes at production printer speed. It accommodates #10 business envelopes as well as Monarch, 6” x 9”, 9” x 12”, and 10” x 13”. Like the C10000 imagePRESS printers, the C750 is G7 qualified, and it delivers an outstanding level of print quality.
Another enhanced capability of the C750 is that it prints what Canon calls “long sheets;” that is, a sheet that’s 30” long x 13” wide. It’s ideal for short-run, digital 6-panel brochures, which traditionally run offset. These brochures are now affordable for more Print-Tech customers.
The C10000 VP’s are among the newest in Canon’s line of production printers, having been launched in 2014. This press has won numerous industry awards for its outstanding print quality, including the European Digital Press Association (EDP) 2016 Award for “Best cut sheet colour A3+ Printer.” It also received the Printing News Readers’ Choice Top Products Award in the “Digital Devices” non-inkjet category.
“The efficiency and productivity of the C10000 is phenomenal,” noted Print-Tech owner Jim Ceely. “We’ve noticed a jump in print quality from the very beginning. Our color calibrations continue to be spot-on, and the consistency of our color has brought near offset quality to our digital imaging.
“The added ability to print on textured stocks and cover stock up to 130# is another advantage of this new equipment,” noted Ceely. “Our clients can now choose from a larger range of paper and synthetic stocks.”
Print-Tech continues to close the quality gap between traditional offset printing and full-color, toner-based digital imaging, giving their customers the best of both worlds. The company uses the C10000 to print a full range of projects, including business cards, marketing brochures, newsletters, postcards, and saddle-stitched books.
All three new imagePRESS printers use Canon’s PRISMAsync controller platform. Print-Tech chose this platform because the color calibration process is built into the system, and G7 is built into the RIP. There are no add-ons needed, or any third-party software.
Exciting News from Print-Tech!
As of September 1, 2016, Print-Tech, Inc., acquired another local commercial printer, First Impression Printing. We're very excited to share this news with you today.
First Impression Printing, right down the road from us here in Ann Arbor, was founded in 1972. When two of the company's owners decided to retire, they made the tough decision to close their doors. But they were determined to make sure their customers were in good hands with a local, highly respected and full-service printing firm. They selected Print-Tech as the best fit for their customers, and we are truly honored.
What Does This Acquisition Mean for Our Customers?
For our new customers from First Impression Printing, the transition will be seamless. Emails and phone numbers associated with First Impression have been redirected to our system. All of your digital files, old job orders, and full job histories have also been sent to us. We have five sales people eager to support you, and we have brought on two new employees from First Impression as part of this acquisition - a customer service rep and a prepress specialist.
As a full-service commercial printer, Print-Tech has been in business for 31 years. Our capabilities match up very well with what First Impression offered. In addition, we have comprehensive in-house mailing services, wide-format printing, and enhanced digital printing services.
Delivering great service has always been important to us. You'll find our employees eager to help you shape your projects and willing to answer any questions you have. We work two shifts here at Print-Tech and offer pickup and delivery services.
Existing Print-Tech customers will not experience any disruption to their customer service or job production. In addition, they'll benefit from the addition of two employees from First Impression. These new team members are highly experienced and committed to making sure all of Print-Tech's customers are served.
2016 Continuous Improvement Conference
Co-owner Jim Ceely and our Production Manager will attend the 2016 Continuous Improvement Conference in Milwaukee from April 10th -13th. put on by Printing Industries of America. ci.printing.org
Print-Tech Achieves Idealliance G7® Master Qualification
Print-Tech, a commercial printer located in Ann Arbor MI, has achieved G7® Master Qualification for the seventh straight year, awarded by Idealliance®, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications, and standards, worldwide. Print-Tech joins a select group of print service providers who have successfully completed training, examination and qualification process of their print production processes, validating their capabilities to the highest level of global industry standards and specifications. Print-Tech is the only printer in Washtenaw County to hold this qualification.
G7 is Idealliance’s industry-leading set of best practices for achieving gray balance and is the driving force for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. The application of this method enables printers to reproduce a similar visual appearance across all printing types and substrates.