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Pre-Press

Merrick Printing offers several methods by which you can provide files for printing or data management. CD’s, DVD’s and flash drives can be used for “hard” file transfer, or if you prefer, we can set you up with your own password-protected FTP folder on our site. If you do not wish to view “hard” proofs, Merrick can provide you with lo-res or hi-res PDF proofs or for frequent users or those printing with stochastic screening, you can work through our eProof system.

Once we have your files, we process all projects through our Prinergy workflow system. This allows us to image for printing to either our digital or conventional process. Merrick provides Kodak Inkjet Matchprints for 4 color approval and also utilizes color and black and white lasers for checking pagination and imposition.

Printing Services

Conventional Sheet Fed

Merrick Printing offers the highest quality print available with the help of 2 – 40″ Planeta presses. From a simple 1 or 2 color job to a complete 6 color plus coating high-profile project, Merrick can handle any printing task, including strike-thru coating and stochastic screening!

Web Printing

If your business has an extensive product line for which you need an all-inclusive price list…or perhaps you require a directory with listings of medical professionals…even lengthy membership directories with contact information, Merrick’s Color King 2 color, cold-set web press is the perfect work horse for the job. Running strictly uncoated text weight stock, this (1 or 2 color) roll-fed press prints and folds at a very high rate of speed, providing you with very economical costs for books that are primarily textual in nature.

Digital 4 Color and Black & White with Variable Data Capability

If short-run 4 color is your need, the iGen 3 – 110 is your answer. Engineered by Xerox, the iGen 3 – 110 is perfect for color toner-based printing up to 14″ x 20″. Accommodating substrates from 50# text to 14 Point cover, the iGen is perfect for your quality short-run 4 color projects.

And if 1:1 marketing with Variable Data or Personalization is a must for your organization, we can provide you with straight digital VD/P projects or “hybrids” utilizing both conventional and digital disciplines.

Do you need a simpler, basic information-driven project? If the answer is yes, then we can handle that request too with one or more of our 3 Xerox Nuvera – 144 Black & White digital presses. Simple yet versatile, these printers offer black toner on numerous substrates, up to 11″ x 17″ and can give you collated sets with tabs and covers for training manuals or corner stitched and side stitched booklets.

Bindery

From the simplest trimming and folding to complex saddle stitching and perfect binding, Merrick has your finishing needs covered. Merrick’s bindery offers multiple cutter, table-top and continuous-feed folders, rotary drills, and shrink wrap machines that compliment our 8 pocket saddle stitcher and 12 pocket perfect binder. Additionally, we offer a multiplicity of finishing methods for our digital printing area including corner stitching, side stitching, saddle stitching, hand-drop perfect binding and plastic spiral binding.

Merrick can also provide you with case-bound (hard back) book finishing, Wir-O (double-loop) wire binding for books and calendars, POP (point-of-purchase) products, die cutting, embossing, and foil stamping.

Complementary Services

Fulfillment/Kitting/Mailing

In addition to all of the “hardware” offerings at Merrick, we can also store your finished goods (at competitive prices) for release to the market in the future or we can get them to the market immediately, in several ways.

Our ink jet imprinting/mailing machine can print mailing addresses directly on your printed products or print labels to adhere to them. It also has the ability to wafer-seal publications that require this process by the US Postal Service.

Merrick can also take your multi-piece projects and provide kitting services for shipment to your deployed staff or branches/divisions.

Shipping

Mail it…drop ship it…truck it, Merrick offers multiple delivery options to meet all of your needs. Whether via a Merrick truck, the post office, contracted carrier or UPS (whose “World Hub” is located right here in Louisville at the Louisville International Airport and picks up twice daily at our facility!). Fast, efficient, and accurate, that is what Merrick shipping is all about!

Environmental Practices 

FSC® Certified Printer (2008)

Recycling stations for plastic, aluminum and paper located throughout our facility

We utilize strictly vegetable-based inks

We use H2 orange 117 cleaner in our facility

We have installed energy efficient light fixtures in our facility to reduce our energy consumption

We utilize programmable thermostats to reduce energy consumption

We recycle all of our aluminum plates

In fiscal year 2014, we recycled over 708,000 pounds of “printers mix” paper and 144,000 pounds of cardboard

We partner with suppliers that follow environmental standards for their respective industry

Hello and welcome to Merrick Printing!

Since 1964 Merrick Printing, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has been providing state-of-the-art print communication services to companies all over the United States and the world. From small, local ad agencies to Fortune 500 companies, the Merrick name has been synonymous with the highest quality printing available. At Merrick Printing, we have worked non-stop to become your most trusted source for print communication needs.

Browse our site for a glimpse of the possibilities Merrick Printing has available for you. Whether you are seeking 6 color + coating sheet fed printing, 1 or 2 color web printing, or 4 color or B&W digital output including variable data, Merrick offers a wide breadth of printing options… and our bindery offers everything from perfect binding to saddle stitching with services including inkjet mailing, kitting and fulfillment.
There is very little that we cannot produce internally, but should the need arise we can utilize our trusted network of industry partners to meet your every need.
Our motto is “Merrick Makes It Happen”… let us make it happen for you!