DI Comes to Victoria
Printing Services at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, is keeping a lot more printing in-house these days thanks to the recent installation of a Presstek 34DI press.
“We looked at what was being outsourced, and the Presstek DI press was the best match to bring that work back in house,” says Manager Peter Klit. “We have been able to keep a great deal more printing work on campus.”
The 12-employee shop can now handle more long-run jobs, Klit says, and is able to produce them faster thanks to the 34DI.
“Our ability to guarantee a fast turnaround is an important aspect of our success with the press, and our campus customers love the quality,” he says.
The DI replaced one of the shop’s two-color Heidelberg Quickmasters. Prior to getting the DI, the in-plant had been doing a lot of its four-color work on a Xerox DocuColor 5252. That device will continue printing the short-run jobs, but the long-run four-color work has been moved to the DI.
The in-plant plans to introduce more versioned, customized and personalized printing to the campus, using the DI press to produce shells for overprinting by color or black-and-white toner-based devices.
“We think this will add to the effectiveness of the pieces many of our customers produce,” Klit says, “and it is a very affordable process for making their pieces more relevant.”