Vicks installed its digital book factory in 2003 responding to our customers desire to keep slower selling titles in print. The key for efficient production of small quantities is the electronic workflow that eliminates “touches.” Our portals ingest multiple titles at once. Reprints go directly to our print engines ready to run. Electronic notification is sent upon the products completion, and if sent to one of our warehouses, upon receiving the product.
The latest cut sheet toner devices manufacture the shortest quantity jobs. The Hewlett Packard (HP) HDT240 ink jet takes over for longer runs. The HP ink jet’s precision and efficiency is the best in the industry.
Ink jet saddle product is rewound and sent to our new Mueller Martini Presto II binder that provides great efficiencies and flexibility. Book blocks are created in line with the ink jet then sent to our PUR lay flat binding line.
Despite the shift toward much shorter run lengths, our 5-unit offset heat set web and 6 color 40” Komori UV presses remains busy. Signatures off each are sent our extensive bindery finish the job.
Sell your products in Europe? We send your files to our UK partner, Caligraving Ltd., located just north of London. Our production methods, workflow and capabilities are similar resulting in seamless workflows. Caligraving and Vicks have been partners since 2005. This allows us to print and ship locally to get products to market fastest and cost effectively.