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.
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!
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 RICOH Pro C9200 is your answer. The C9200’s quality is perfect for 4 color toner-based printing and can accommodate sheets up to 13″ x 40″! Able to print on substrates up to 22 Point cover (420 gsm), the C9200 is perfect for your quality short-run 4 color projects that need some added “umph”!
And if 1:1 marketing with Variable Data or Personalization is a must for your organization, we can provide you with straight digital Variable Data projects, or with “hybrid” projects utilizing both conventional and digital equipment.
Do you need a simpler, basic, black & white information-driven project? If the answer is yes, then we can handle that request too with one or more of our three RICOH Pro 8220 black digital presses. Simple yet versatile, these printers offer black toner on sheets up to 13″ x 19″, and on substrates up to 95# cover (256 gsm). Additionally, they can give you collated sets with tabs and covers for training manuals, both traditional booklet saddle stitching and book folding (SQUARE BACK) saddle stitching, 2-staple side stitching, and 3 ULHC stitching options (vertical, horizontal, or 45 degree angle)!
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.
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.
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!