The Print Shop has the largest digital printing output capacity in Southwest Florida. With 12 digital processors we can output over 56,000 impressions per hour. Because our eight color digital processors are spread throughout four store locations, we installed a Wide Area Network (WAN) connected via a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This allows any of our digital operators from any store location to electronically send print files directly to any other digital processor at another store location. This makes The Print Shop unique in that our digital output capability is never “down”.
We have the latest in high speed digital color printing technology including three RICOH PRO C751ex, and two RICOH PRO C900S. Our black digital printing capability includes a RICOH PRO 1357ex and two KONICA MINOLTA 1050. The RICOH PRO 1357ex delivers black output at speeds up to 135 pages-per-minute with versatile inline finishing. The KONICA MINOLTA 1050 earned Buyers Laboratory Inc’s highest rating ever given to a digital printer – 5 stars. It outputs up to 105 pages-per-minute and creates 200 page documents saddle-stitched and face trimmed. All of our digital systems deliver optimal output quality with unrivaled 1200 x 4800 dpi resolution.
Digital printing being “computer-file-driven” as opposed to “plate-driven” (like offset) allows us to utilize specialized software to “custom” print each individual piece. In the printing industry this is commonly referred to as “Variable Data” and the software brand we use is FUSION-PRO. This not only allows us to print individual addresses for direct mail but more sophisticated applications such as individual photos, graphics, and copy sections for specific subsets of the print run.