UK University In-plant Adds Digital Die-Cutter, Brings Work In-house
Located in the English Midlands, about 110 miles north of London, Loughborough University Print and Post Services provides a range of services to its Leicestershire, U.K., university. From marketing materials, exam papers, large-format posters, and vinyl signage, to ID cards, branded gifts, and promotional goods, the in-plant has provided nearly everything the university required – except for die-cutting.
That changed in June when the shop installed a Veloblade Nexus digital die-cutting system from Vivid to automate its processes. Since then, reports Manager Helen Clarke, in an article in Printweek, “we have successfully brought previously outsourced services in-house, resulting in significant cost savings for our university and introducing numerous commercial benefits.”
“So far we have created a series of pre-cut sheet products, primarily for photo printing, on a range of materials such as aluminum composite, thermoplastic sheets and Smart-X and Triaprint from Antalis,” she told IPI in an email.
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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.