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Thanks to All of Our Flexpress Family

Flexpress Digital Printing employees

We speak often of the new technology and top-of-the-line equipment we have here at Flexpress, but we know it doesn’t mean a thing without our great employees. We see the dedication our employees put into their jobs every day and want to send out a sincere “thank you!” to each one for all their hard work. From the technical savvy needed to run the equipment to the incredible ninja-like hand skills of our bindery crew as they assemble the detailed pieces we print, customer service and pride in a job well done is evident every step of the way. We also want to thank our customers for partnering with us. We strive daily to deliver the best possible product as we work for you and with you. And, of course, our vendors deserve a big nod of appreciation for working hard to provide the equipment and materials we need to do our jobs. It truly is a team effort and we hope everyone knows how much they are appreciated. Thanks to all, and have a great Labor Day Weekend!

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day will be observing its 42nd year of raising environmental awareness on Sunday, April 22, 2012. As spring beckons us outside to enjoy nature, it is an excellent time to stop and reflect on what we can do for the environment. It is even better when we can make changes that lessen our impact on a daily basis. We are glad to say that great strides are being made by the printing industry to that end. When people think of the environmental impact of printing they tend to think in terms of paper. This makes sense because paper is the most publicly visible component. Paper mills are indeed working hard to make positive changes through the management of sustainable forests using responsible logging practices and limiting the use of herbicides and pesticides. The Forest Stewardship Council was established to implement a stringent chain of custody procedures to ensure the cleanest, most energy efficient processing and manufacturing possible. And of course recycling remains an important part of their efforts. What is less publicized is the “greening” of the actual process of printing. Traditional offset printers are switching from petroleum-based inks to vegetable-based inks such as soybean, linseed and flax. All of … Continue reading

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Tee Time Gets Personal

custom printed golf ball packaging

  Spring officially arrives March 20th. Warm weather and green grass beckon. For many people this means one thing: it’s time to hit the links. As tempting as it might sound to sneak out from work to play a few rounds, at Flexpress we are content to stay busy printing custom golf ball boxes. Personalized packaging is a great attention grabber and these custom boxes are perfect for any number of golf events, from charity golf tournaments to wedding party gifts or even private labeled for country clubs. They also make great fundraising items for school teams. The custom printed box can hold three golf balls and provides ample space to display your message. We can supply the template, or set up the art for you if you’d rather be golfing. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your boss a thing. Although we can’t join you on the golf course for a “business meeting” we will be more than glad to discuss any questions you may have, just email us at sales@flexpress.com or call 972.980.2631 at your convenience.

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Employee Spotlight: Sandy S.

Employee Spotlight: Sandy S.

What is your official title at Flexpress? Front Desk Receptionist        How would you describe your duties at Flexpress? I would describe them as ACTIVE. Yes, active, as we are always moving, moving, moving and I don’t mind it one bit. This isn’t your regular receptionist job that requires you to just sit, enter data and answer calls. I like that I can move around from department to department helping wherever I am needed. My favorite part of the job is that we never have a dull moment. If you could switch jobs at Flexpress for the day, what would it be and why? That’s a tough question because every job is a challenge here. I would go with Pre-press. I want to know how the machines work. That would be beneficial to me so I can understand how long it takes to run jobs. What do you like to do outside of work? This one is easy. SHOPPING! That doesn’t mean I always buy things but I love the challenge of finding a great deal. Are there any organizations that you belong to? If so, how did you get involved with them? When I get the chance, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things We Love About Digital Printing

Top 10 Things We Love About Digital Printing

We love digital printing. We love thinking about. We love talking about it. We love doing it. And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching we’d love to share why: 1. Fast Turns. No offset plates = short set up time, and at 110 pages per minute our presses are fearless in the face of deadlines. 2. Ton of paper choices. When it comes to stock, digital printing is anything but plain white vanilla. Our digital presses can print on weights all the way up to 24 pt. and on a variety of colors and finishes – metallic, pearlized, textured and recycled stocks, even plastic! 3. Inline Collation. Electronically collate page images while mixing total black pages with color. Genius. 4. Auto duplexing. The ability to print both sides of the sheet with one pass through the press makes digital fast, efficient and cost effective. What’s not to love? 5. High quality. Vibrant colors and sharp details make our hearts flutter. 6. No shop smell. No alcohols, chlorinated solvents or acids means no stinky vapors. Ahhh… we really, really love that. 7. No messy inks. Digital presses use non-toxic dry inks in closed containers, making it safer for our employees and greener for everyone. … Continue reading

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Employee Spotlight: Ralph L.

Employee Spotlight: Ralph L.

What is your official title at Flexpress? I believe my official title would be Printer Operator/Bindery How would you describe your duties at Flexpress? My job at Flexpress varies due to being a printer and working in bindery. At times I am collating books, padding, inserting, tabs and binding, and other times I’m working the printers, running jobs and monitoring the machines. What is your favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job would be the spontaneous goods and big potlucks we have about every month. I can never resist free food and desserts. What one thing would people be most surprised to find out about you? One thing I think people would be most surprised to find out is that I was in All District Choir. What do you like to do outside of work? When I’m not working, I love to relax and just hang out with friends. I also love dancing, filming, going to the gym and playing sports such as football and basketball. I understand you are in a dance group. How did you get interested in that? The dance group I’m involved in is a group called the Filipino Student Association (FSA) … Continue reading

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Personalized Messages Hit the Target

Personalized Messages Hit the Target

As marketing options continue to increase, the number of messages consumers receive each day is reaching critical mass. How can you stand out in this crowded field? Surprisingly, the best answer might be direct mail. This “old school” approach is actually favored by U.S. consumers, according to a recent survey by Epsilon Targeting. Not only does direct mail get high marks for the preferred method of receiving information, but also for the trustworthiness of the info received. A resounding 60% of those polled said they enjoying checking their mailboxes for postal mail.* It isn’t considered especially sexy or new by marketers, but the numbers indicate consumers do have an emotional bond to direct mail. Adding personalized messages via Variable Data Printing is a great way to further increase that connection. VDP is a process whereby copy and even graphics can be customized inline on digital presses while the job is being printed. This means a marketing piece can be adapted any number of ways to suit the individual recipient, creating a more one-to-one experience. It creates brand recognition and a memorable message because, honestly, who doesn’t like to be recognized and catered to? By targeting their interests and providing relevant … Continue reading

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Our Scratch Off Technology is a Winner

Flexpress variable data scratch off

If you’ve been wishing you could streamline the production of your next scratch off promotion, you’re in luck! Thanks to our Variable Data capabilities we can print all of the varied messages and codes inline without missing a beat or slowing the process down. Then to top it off, we can top it off – literally, with the scratch off coating. Wow, right? It is no secret that Variable Data Printing is a perfect solution for producing the multiple versions needed for typical contests and promotions. It is not uncommon for the majority of offset printers to print the losing tickets offset and the smaller quantity of winning tickets digital. The slight variations make it possible to tell the difference between the two when they are side by side, without scratching anything off. By printing all pieces digital that problem is solved. Unlike traditional offset printing, digital printing can make changes on the fly so there is no need to stop and change out plates. The changes happen instantly as the sheets pass through the press and all tickets will have a uniform look and feel. The only hurdle in the past was the application of the opaque scratch off … Continue reading

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Employee Spotlight: Steve Romaine

Employee Spotlight: Steve Romaine

As you may have gathered by some of our previous posts, we think we have a pretty good group of folks working for us at Flexpress. So we decided to take that pride in our employees one step further today and let you get to know one of them a little bit better. Many of you know Steve as our man about town and go-to guy for creative solutions for all things related to digital print and paper. We decided to sit down with Steve and asked him about a different subject: himself. We think you’ll find him just as warm and engaging as we do. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, allow us to introduce Steve Romaine. What is your official title at Flexpress? Digital Print Consultant How long have you been with Flexpress? One year as of September 1. What did you do prior to working with Flexpress? I have 30 years experience in the paper specification business. That experience has given me a greater understanding of just how many possibilities there are to make digital printing really pop and stand out when used on papers that most people don’t even realize are available for digital presses. The … Continue reading

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It’s Alive: New Website, New Insight

It's Alive: New Website, New Insight

Great news! Our freshly redesigned website is up and ready to serve you at www.flexpress.com. We think you will find it easy to navigate and informative. In addition to more details about our equipment, we have expanded our services page to show just how far our capabilities go beyond digital printing: specialty papers, variable data printing, custom die creation, bindery and finishing, fulfillment services, packing and shipping and even graphic design services. Even more importantly, we’ve included a little insight into our team – the great folks who know how to operate all the cool equipment and provide the services. We’ve also made some improvements to our quote request and file upload pages. And the new site has links to our blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages because more than anything, we want to keep in touch and listen to what you have to say. Feel free to start by telling us what you think of the new website. What is your favorite part? Is it easy to find the info you need? Is there anything else you would like to see? We’d love to know what you think. So don’t linger on this page too long, go check out the … Continue reading

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