Flottman Company is a 100-year-old, women-owned, third generation family business providing commercial and pharmaceutical printing for businesses across the nation. Based in Crestview Hills, Ky., Flottman Company has developed a strategic focus on commercial printing, with a plan to increase services and business. The addition of the custom-configured Canon imagePRESS increases Flottman Company’s commercial print offerings extensively, raising the bar on deliverables and production speeds.
The new Canon imagePRESS will provide performance above and beyond the company’s current Konica Minolta, delivering a smaller footprint, increased digital programming and speedier production times. Not only will the new Canon offer faster digital outputs, but it will also add improved digital resolution for a better deliverable, intuitive calibration for printing consistency and a scientific-level registration that opens up a variety of new paper stocks and alternative substrates. The user interface (UI) automatically adjusts toner levels and densities in real-time for consistent color printing, assuring repeatable outputs. The intuitive user interface makes programming print jobs more simplistic than ever, reducing the potential for errors and streamlining the process for faster production.
“We have always offered commercial printing, along with our pharmaceutical printing and miniature folding; however, with the addition of the Canon imagePRESS, we can now expand our portfolio of offerings exponentially,” said Sue Flottman Steller, president of Flottman Company. “While the pandemic has certainly affected our planning, we are still in growth mode and the addition of this digital press is part of our larger strategic plan.”
In 2019, Flottman Company elevated its commercial print focus with the hiring of Barry Henry, business development director and Eric Ecklar, print estimator. Hiring a dedicated team for commercial print sales immediately showed dividends. Now, with the addition of the Canon imagePRESS, Flottman Company has provided the commercial team a true product, production and performance advantage.
The Canon imagePRESS offers unparalleled short- and long-run capabilities. The increased production speeds provided by the Canon imagePRESS will enable Flottman Company to perform additional jobs in less time than before. The improved productivity will benefit all aspects of the company and deliver a better product, faster to our partners. The versatility of this customized machine will enable Flottman Company to trim, stitch and fold inline, again adding to the production time savings as these tasks will no longer need to be moved to other machines. As an added benefit, the company’s specialized machines that previously performed these tasks can now focus on additional jobs.
“Flottman Company worked with us in search of a customized digital solution to handle their ever-growing commercial print demands,” said Kirsten de los Reyes, regional production manager for Digital Print Solutions. “After a year of research and testing, we placed a multifaceted Canon digital device that will enable Flottman Company to reap the benefits of enhanced productivity, versatility and high-quality output. As Flottman’s commercial print demands continue to increase via more and more orders, this device has the ability to grow with them.”
The Canon imagePRESS enables Flottman Company to offer a broader range of print products than ever before, including variable data printing, trifold brochures, saddle-stitched booklets and square-folded brochures. The diversity of the Canon imagePRESS will permit Flottman to produce on a variety of paper stocks, as well as specialized print capabilities for vinyls, magnetic materials, window clings and indoor/outdoor signage.
For more information, visit www.flottmanco.com/canon.
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