Filed under: ID Badge Printers, ID Badge Printing, Print Shop
Fargo HDP 5000 ID Printer – This id printer is an excellent choice when it comes to high-definition id badge printing. From being an easily upgradeable id printer, the HDP 5000 can be extended from a standard id printer to include: dual side id printing, overlaminate printing and even magnetic encoding.
If you’re looking for the best quality and ID extensibility, then the Fargo HDP 5000 ID Printer may be the right choice for you!
Fargo DTC 400e ID Printer – This id printer is a solid id printing solution for workhouses and other production facilities that have a dusty environment. With a modular design, the DTC 400e ID Printer can be a long-lasting solution to your ID printing needs. This ID Printer also has upgrades to feature dual side id printing and over-laminate id printing.
For extended durability and quality performance, the Fargo DTC 400e is a safe and secure investment for an all-environment id badge printing solution.
Fargo DTC 550 ID Printer – This ID Printer is great for high-volume output; if you print large numbers of id badges, then this is the ID badge printer for you! Aside from its fast output (around 7 seconds per id card), this id printer can be used in multi-location printing applications. For example, with just a simple Ethernet connection you could be printing IDs from several locations without the mess of running around to each id printer.
If your looking for multiple id printers, or a single id printer with high-output, then the Fargo DTC 550 ID Printer may right choice for your company’s id printing needs.
Filed under: Green Printing, information, Print Shop, Sign Shop, UV Coating
With the intense demand for American print-finishers to remain competitive and productive, uv coating systems have started a new trend with the way finely printed products are now finished. Due to the overwhelming efficiency of a uv coating system, such as the XtraCoat Mini UV Coater, print finishers can start saving on coating costs daily by switching to a uv coating system. While having the options of apply high-gloss, matte or satin coatings to finish your printed products, print shops can now offer high-quality printing at affordable prices for their customers.
As American printing shops and American print-finishers are converting from their older, worn down machines that are bad for the environment, the XtraCoat UV Coating systems offered by lloydsofindiana.com produce ZERO VOC’s when operated! Not only are printing shops and finishers saving on the costs of production by switching to one of the many XtraCoat UV coating machines, but they are also taking responsibility for their environment into their own hands…
The XtraCoat Mini UV Coating System allows for both digital and offset printing to be coated with a high-gloss, matte or satin finish. This UV Coating System is sleek, compact and efficient. It produces NO VOC’s, and is enviornmentally friendly. This is a great solution for any office or production facility. Now you produce high luster business cards and post cards fast and economically.
Filed under: Green Printing, information, Large Mailroom, Print Shop, Sign Shop, Small Biz Printing, UV Coating
The Quality is in the Coating…
Using uv coating on your printed products allows for colors to become more vibrant and rich. For example, all of your printed materials with blues or blacks in them will allow for a nearly wet-like appearance. Coating your products with a uv coater is one of the most effective (and efficient) ways to create beautiful, finely finished products.
Document Mailing without the Damage…
Do you print a lot of products that are mailed for your customers? Well, as your customer’s documents travel from post office to post man to post man to post office to their consumers, the document may become damaged or warped or even destroyed as it makes its journey. Using uv coating on your printed documents provides durable, damage-resistant products without lacking any visual appearance! Additionally, products that are uv coated are resistant to smudging and marking which allows for not only your customers professional presentations to look great, but yours as well.
Go Green, Stay Clean…
With regulation worries, an over taxation applying, uv coating provides an outlet for business owners to print and finish responsibly. UV coatings are free of solvents and do not emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs when cured. This basically means 2 things:
1 – You’ll get a great PR value with not only your current customers (and the general public), but you’ll also get a distinct marketing edge as well for presenting to newer clients.
2 – You are taking the correct steps to help save the environment, and going green is staying clean.
Watch the video below to see just how fast the XtraCoat Mini UV Coating System (without lacking any quality) really is…
Filed under: Corporations, Cutters, Print Shop, Products, Small Biz Printing, Small Business
In this series of posts, “How do I choose?”, we will help you take a little of the guesswork out of selecting the best print finish product for your shop or office. It’s sometimes difficult to find the right machine to fit your needs when there are so many models.
Ah, the business card. Still a valuable business tool after all these years. If you’re a full-service shop, you’re likely printing business cards for clients that use your other services. If you’re not, you may be missing out. It’s a nice little revenue stream that requires very little work, and even less up-front investment. That is… if you’ve chosen the right business card slitter.
But how do you do that?
When it comes to business cards, you must consider volume and automation. The more volume you expect, the more automated you probably want to be. Automated business card slitters like the HS-3000 will cut and stack 1,000 cards in five minutes ready to box and deliver. When you’re doing cards for an entire company that’s just gotten a new logo or street address, the speed and accuracy of a machine like this comes in handy.
Manual models are still efficient and are certainly not slow, and they have the advantage of being extremely economical. Lloyd’s has a great selection of both manual and automatic card slitters.
The thing to consider when buying either model is the format in which you’ll print the cards in the first place. 8-up, 10-up, 12-up, gutter, or no gutter are all options. Just remember, the flexibility and speed your print shop has in cutting business cards may just keep your customers from exploring purchasing one of these machines on their own. These machines are so easy to operate, they’re also sold as “ideal for the office.”
Filed under: Binding, Corporations, Print Shop, Products, Small Biz Printing, Small Business
In this series of posts, “How do I choose?”, we will help you take a little of the guesswork out of selecting the best print finish product for your print shop or office. It’s sometimes difficult to find the right machine to fit your needs when there are so many models.
It all has to come together sometime. All those pages in the presentation, the employee manual, the book, the instructional guide, the schematics… They’ve all got to have some sort of binding to meet the customers budget, the readers needs and a style that looks good. But, what kind of binding machine do you need?
Well, the answer to this one is a little trickier. You may even want more than one machine. First you need to determine the type of binding that you think you’ll use most often.
- Comb binders – cheap, effective. Plus, combs can be opened to add/subtract sheets.
- Coil/Wire binders – Comes in a variety of colors and materials. Allows the reader to lay the book open flat and turn pages a full 360-degrees.
- Unibind binding machine – Quick, slick and permanent. A steel spine at the back of the cover allows the paper edges to sink into a heated resin.
- Perfect bound machines – Most paperback books at your local retailer are bound with this method. It’s glue-based and leaves a nice sturdy spine.
Once you’ve chosen a couple binding methods that you’d like to offer at your shop, consider flexibility, speed and cost.
You’ll certainly find flexibility with a combo system. A single purchase will allow you to do both comb, wire or coil (depending on the machine). However, keep size in mind. With comb or coil systems, you may not want to limit yourself to standard 8 1/2″ x 11″, so investigate the machines that can accommodate 14″ or 17″ sheets. Speed is affected by manual or automatic operation and the number of sheets that can be punched at one time.
The most crucial consideration however, is the question of cost. What you can sell and what your customers are willing to pay for may limit your choices. A perfect binding system is expensive initially, but costs little in upkeep. The Unibind thermal system itself is inexpensive considering the nice end product, but supplies are comparitatvily high, per piece. So, remember not to merely look at the machinery that makes the binding happen. Look at the plastics and metals that make up the binding.