Gutenbergthe patriarch of the printed wordwould probably love to
see Copresco in action today.
Historians tell us Johannes was always in a hurry. He invented movable type and his printing press to produce books faster. We believe hed be thrilled with the Copresco concept of digital on-demand printing.
Long before on-demand became an industry buzzword, Copresco was turning out high-quality, short-run documents in extremely short turnaround times, says president Steve Johnson. Our definition of the term is simple: we deliver the quantity you want, when you want it, to the place you need it. If this sounds too good to be true, see our story below about a job we did recently for Stanford University. Its a prime example of our impossible-missions business model.
came in Wednesday from the Department of Energy. The
Center at Stanford University needs 50 sets of a 446-page report in full
color. Andthey need delivery to Menlo Park, Calif., on Friday.
Amazingly, there wasnt a local California printer who wouldor couldhandle the assignment. Could Copresco do it? Yes, we replied...and proceeded to turn the job around in one day!
The project required scanning, printing, collating, drilling, shrink-wrapping and packaging. We then turned the job over to a trusted air freight handler.
As weve said in our main on-demand story, jobs like these are possible because Coprescos workflow is geared to exceedingly fast turnaround. In short, we thrive on doing the impossiblewhenever its required.
printing complements other conventional methods and cost effectively fills the
void for short runs of books, manuals, newsletters, directories and collateral
On-demand jobs require less setup time and fewer materials, so theres very little waste. Completed jobs may be stored electronically, modified easily and reprinted at any time.
On-demand printing, however, is more than running a stable of docutechs at breakneck speed, Steve explains. We use common equipment in uncommon ways, gearing our entire workflow toward fast turnaround. Technical systems are supported by a corporate culture of determination to meet seemingly impossible deadlines. It takes an experienced and skilled staff to constantly work under such demanding time constraints.
were founded as Copies Overnight, time has always been of the essence in all
facets of our business, including printing, binding and shipping.
Just because we produce books fast, doesnt mean our customers have to settle for inferior binding quality. We offer a full range of bindery services from basic wire stitching through top-of-the line case binding.
A recent Printing Impressions feature article highlights Coprescos extensive bindery capabilities. Our TechTopics Nos. 2 and 14 issues provide technical details about binding digital on-demand jobs. Call us for copies or visit our website.
On-time delivery completes the on-demand cycle. And we dont think theres a printer in the business that knows more about the vital shipping and distribution process than we do.
continues to follow the innovative inspiration of Johannes Gutenberg. Our goal
is to make on-demand printing painless, while providing exceptional quality and
So why take a chance? When you need publications, books or manuals in a hurry. Call Copresco. Youll find theres no substitute for our technical skills, know-how and experience.
In our next issue, well touch on other on-demand benefits.
continue our reflections on how things have changed during Coprescos 15
years in the graphic arts industry.
The year is 1989 and we are so proud of our IBM 286 computer and its huge 50-meg hard drive.
Today, we operate an extensive digital network that links multiple high-powered servers to our docutech and docucolor fleet. This gives us exceptional document management and archiving capabilities and more efficient reproduction of text and graphics.
And now, we have 10,000 times the storage space we had in 1989 to archive your jobs for instantaneous printing on-demand!
Copresco will be closed
Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will be open for business as usual on
Friday, July 5.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
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