It’s been one heck of a year in 2021. Seems like fighting to stay healthy, fighting to stay in business, fighting to find paper, supplies and replacement parts have all had a role in the SLB Printing versatility story. That’s the year SLB Printing (along with everyone else in the printing business) has had. Here’s to looking forward into 2022 with optimism, thankfulness and a healthy staff.
I’ve always said, if I was still only getting calls for the types of jobs I was printing in 1984, I’d be out of business a long time ago. Experience and versatility really does pay off. I never chased all the “hot new items” (and maybe that wasn’t always the best decision) but the new machines I did purchase have all proven to be worthwhile investments.
The latest machine proving to be worth the time and investment is our white ink printer. Not only can it print white ink on dark stocks or clear label material, it can also print a sheet that is 54” long. This press allowed for the explosion in “belly band” job orders that we’ve been called on to do. I don’t think any of us had ever heard of a “belly band” before this year, but that’s all changed now. Add to that, the dark colored envelopes getting addressed with white ink for the holidays. Seems like dark colored envelopes have become more popular than usual due to supply issues with basic white announcement envelopes. Suffice it to say the Holiday Season printing jobs just got a whole lot more interesting this year.
Check out the video link below to see our white ink, product packaging sleeve “belly band” printing press in action!
Although SLB Printing doesn’t try to be all things print, we do offer a very broad spectrum of products and services. Sticking true to the old adage “stay in your own lane”, I found out that our lane is pretty wide! The versatility of jobs we are now producing is pretty impressive if I do say so myself. It includes wide format printing, digital short run printing for same day jobs, offset printing for higher volume printing. Other services include mail fulfillment, label printing with its own set of options, and let’s not forget trade show and live event print needs.
So in closing, I just wanted to reach out and say THANKS! Thank you to all the old clients that have been with us for years. And welcome to all the new clients that have come to appreciate the versatility (with limits) that SLB Printing is known for.