Take an Inside Look at Our Print Production Area!
Here at Nu expression we do in-house production to meet our clients needs in a timely manner. We have many pieces of equipment that get used on a daily basis, some are even pretty dangerous! Learn more about our production equipment below.
This nifty paper jogger helps get paper aligned perfectly with each other. If you work in any kind of environment where you deal with paper on a daily basis, a paper jogger is wonderful to have. You flip the switch and your jumbled paper becomes a nice neat stack in seconds. We use this machine mostly after copies come out of the printer. This machine is also used a lot when professors bring in big course packets to have copied for their students. We get them into a neat stack before we bind them for books or trim them with the machine pictured below.
This paper cutter is probably the most dangerous piece of equipment we have in the production area. It has several safety features that prevent clumsy people (like myself) from chopping off a finger. This equipment is used to trim paper. It can handle a pretty thick stack of paper which saves us a lot of time with trimming. For instance, if someone were to order wedding invitations, we usually can fit 4 invitations on one sheet of paper to be printed. After they come out of the printer we jog them with the paper jogger pictured above to get them ready for trimming. Once they are nice and neat we place them in the cutter and set it to the correct size, lock it in place, place the plastic safety shield down, flip the safety switch off and then pull the handle down… Voila – we have invitations ready for their brides!
Twin-Loop Wire Ring Binder
The twin-loop wire ring binder is used to make books. This equipment is pretty easy to use. You make sure the settings are correct by punching a spare piece of paper and making sure it matches up with the wire ring loop you will be using. After making sure the settings are correct then you can fit approximately 20 sheets of paper in the mouth at one time. When they are lined up correctly you just pull down the handle and it punches your holes for the binding. When all of the piece of paper for your book are punched, you slide the binding through the holes, secure the binding and you have a book.
IKON CPP-550 (aka Sophie Le Rue)
This is our veteran 4-color digital printer, that has been our main “work horse” for years. On the IKON we can print on, up to 12×18 sized paper. This machine is great at printing / binding booklets at 2-sizes using a variety of paper stocks. The output of this machine can produce bright, vibrant, quality images/graphics.
RICOH 5100 (aka Sara)
The RICOH 5100 is our newest 4-color digital printer! This is a newer model based on our older IKON printer. It handles most of the features from the previous printer and excels in image quality, even with low-resolution files. This machine also does great at printing lighter / pastel images / colors.
Toshiba 6000 (aka Alfred)
This machine is our black and white printer. It our go-to printer for large black and white print runs, because of the speed and lower operating cost. We can print a variety of sizes of paper, and can also produce booklets.
This is one of the most used equipment pieces in the production area. This is the last step used in most of the production processes. It secures loose papers to keep them nice, neat and clean for our clients. To work the shrink wrapper you simply pull the plastic sleeve out to the length you need it and place your materials inside the sleeve. You then pull the plastic wrap tight to the burning bar. You press the burning bar to the plastic and wait for approximately 8 seconds until the red light turns off. You lift the bar up and you have one side of the plastic sealed. You then roll the excess plastic still attached to the big roll back to the black bar. There is still one more side that needs to be sealed and you just put the open side to the burning bar and hold it down until the red light turns off. After those steps you will have perfectly sealed materials! For instance: A client comes in and needs 500 copies of a flyer made. After using one of the printers pictured above, we jog the papers and then shrink wrap them to keep them nice and neat.
What can we print for you? Give us a call at 336.765.5505 to get a quote today!
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