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Friday, July 28, 2006

Printing Center takes delivery on the future of printing

Printing at UNC Pembroke took its biggest leap forward in history this summer with the purchase of a Canon CLC 4000 color printing system.

The digital, networked system can turn out 40 pages per minute of full-color copy. It can print on a variety of mediums from copy paper up to glossy and 100-pound stock. Its versatility and color-matching capabilities are unparalleled.

New digital printing system – Printing Center employees Glenda Kiser and Gale Daniels look on with Denise Carroll, director of Business Services.

New digital printing system – Printing Center employees Glenda Kiser and Gale Daniels look on with Denise Carroll, director of Business Services.

Printing Center employees received training in July on a system that will significantly enhance the department’s capabilities, productivity and quality, while saving on shoe leather, said Glenda Kiser, acting printing supervisor.

“There are some significant improvements for our customers across campus, not the least of which is online job ordering,” Kiser said. “Of course, we can still duplicate hard copy.”

“This is the best quality printing system on the market,” she said. “Demand is growing on campus, and the demand for high quality printing is growing with it.”

The decision to purchase the digital system was not a difficult one, said Denise Carroll, Director of Business Services.

“It was time for us to buy a new printing press, and ‘wet’ printing technology is archaic,” Carroll said. “The Canon CLC printing system makes sense for our customers’ future in so many ways.”

Pricing is not yet finalized, but “we expect pricing to be extremely attractive and competitive because it is such a productive piece of equipment,” she said.

The future of digital, four-color printing has arrived.

“This is the best color quality money can buy,” Kiser said. “The photos are remarkably vivid.”

“It will do things - like print red letters on black that is legibly - that is unheard of in the printing industry,” she said. “There is no cracking or smudging, and it can do bleeds on 11” x 17” paper with no trimming.”

The Canon system is very versatile with capability to load paper sizes from 5.5” x 8.5” to 12” x 18”. It can produce business cards, staple, fold and saddle stitch. The Printing Center will expand its inventory of paper to accommodate the system.

The investment in digital color printing is high - $85,917 - but worth it, Carroll said.

“This is a productive asset that will save money for the University, while producing more appealing products,” Carroll said. “Going on-line with digital printing will make the entire University more productive.”

For more information, and to view samples, please contact the Printing Center at 910.521.6208 or email glenda.kiser@uncp.edu.

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