OUR TOOLS

And how we use them.

WHERE ART MEETS SCIENCE.

Meridian’s experienced staff recognizes that fine printing is equal parts art and science. This mindset has garnered us many Industry awards, including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin and Sappi North American Printer of the Year awards. Additionally, our G7 Master Certification re-affirms our dedication to quality, consistency and color management by the entire production team. More important, though, is not what our equipment has enabled us to do. It’s what it can do for you.

CAPABILITIES

  • Duotone/Tritone/Quadtone – These images are printed using 2, 3 or 4 different ink colors to produce a richer tonal scale than is possible using only one color. Meridian prides itself on the use of these techniques for photography and art reproductions.
  • Stochastic Screening – We are one of the few printers nationally to use 10-micron stochastic screening. Stochastic screening is a varied placement of ink dots as opposed to the traditional rosette pattern. This results in finer lines and type, better quality and sharper, clearer images.
  • Metal Fx – Metal FX allows millions of metallic colors to be reproduced with the combination of 4-color process and a single metallic ink. Metal Fx enables an unlimited amount of metallic colors to be printed at once.
  • Coatings (Gloss, Dull, Satin, Matte, Soft Touch, Drip-Off, Strike Through).
  • In-house Ink Lab
  • Hexachrome
  • Die-cutting, Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Lamination

PREPRESS

  • Kodak PRINERGY CONNECT Workflow System
  • Kodak INSITE Prepress Portal System
  • Kodak Approval NX Digital Color Proofer – 20″ x 26″ Output Format, 4 Page Imposed SWOP Standard Color Proofs
  • Kodak Digital MatchPrint Color Proofer – 30″ x 42″ Output Format, 8 Page Imposed SWOP Standard Color

PROOFING

  • EPSON 9800 Color Printer – High Quality limited Editions, Alternative Proofs, 2880 x 1440 dpi, 44″ Roll-fed. ICC Profiled to match presses
  • EPSON 9880 Color Printer – High Quality limited Editions, Alternative Proofs, 2880 x 1440 dpi, 44″ Roll-fed. ICC Profiled to match presses
  • GMG Proofer
  • Kodak Magnus 800 Quantum Square Spot Fully Automated Platesetter
  • DS 608 Color Scanner (Maximum input size 21″ x 24″)
  • EverSmart Pro Flatbed Scanner (2) – A high resolution, high productivity one-pass flatbed scanner capable of scanning any original up to 2700% at 300 dpi; scanning area is 12″ x 17″
  • 12 Apple and 2 Dell Precision workstations; all constantly updated with the latest industry standard software
  • Full Range of Traditional Stripping, Proofing and Plating Services

PRESSES

  • Komori Lithrone GL-640 H-UV 6-Color press with coater (28″ x 40″)
  • Komori Lithrone GL-640 H-UV Capable 6-Color press with coater and PQA camera inspection system (28″ x 40″)
  • Heidelberg 10-Color Perfecting Press with coater (28″ x 40″)
  • Heidelberg 6-Color Press with coater (23″ x 29″)
  • Heidelberg Quickmaster 2-Color Press (13 ⅜″ x 18 ⅛″)
  • HP Indigo 5600 7-Color Digital Press (13″ x 19″)

BINDERY

  • Polar Fully Automatic, Computerized Cutters
  • Stahl Continuous Feed Folders (26″  x 40″)
  • Stahl Combo 30‚ Continuous Feed Folder with Stacker
  • Mueller-Martini Stitcher (6 stations plus cover and score/feed pocket)
  • Horizon SPF-20A Stitcher/Collator
  • Heidelberg Cylinder Press Die-Cutter (21″  x 28″)
  • Heidelberg 2-Color Press (28″ x 40″ converted to Die-Cutter and Die-Scorer)
  • Hand Stitcher
  • Coil Binder
  • Challenge Drill (5-Head)
  • Challenge Drill (1-Head, up to 1″)
  • Shanklin Shrink-wrapping System
  • Beseler Shrink-wrapping System
  • Wafer Seal Machine (Tabber)

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