OFFSET – BIG PRESSES 4 AND 5 COLOR
Using cut paper stock up to 25" x 36", the streamfeeder
uses blown air and vacuum to accurately feed a continuous
stream of sheets into the gripper. The Ryobi will run at a
top speed of almost 17,000 sheets per hour. Our
professional operator exceeds the industry average
running at about 12,000 sheets per hour.
RYOBI STATE OF THE ART COLOR CONTROLLER
Our Professional Pressman can control spot and process
colors for exact matches with the customer's expectations.
Continuous digital spectrographic monitoring at each print
tower micro-adjusts ink flows, color intensity and hue.
The result is outstanding color quality and consistency
from the first page to the last of every run.
SAKURAI OLIVER 4 COLOR PRESS
With a maximum sheet size of 19" x 25" this press has served
the University of Alabama for over ten years and millions of
impressions. The Sakurai also has a streamfeeder and dedicated
color console. It is still going strong! This press also has a
full-time professional operator who can run an average
of about 9,000 sheets an hour.
University Printing continues to prove that when it comes to print media, a dedicated, responsive, skilled home team offers the right solution for the Capstone’s printed needs. From stationery to Recruiting brochures, from Gymnastics poster to Commencement books, Printing Services is the ONLY provider dedicated, motivated and attenuated to the priorities of the University of Alabama family.
Our offset printing capabilities contribute significantly to UA’s mission by providing quality responsive service in support of the Administration, Undergraduate Admissions, Strategic Communications, all of our Colleges, Athletics, Alumni and the UA System Office. Printing Services consistently ranks in the TOP 10 Higher Education InPlant Print Shops nationwide. Steady and outstanding leadership over the past 25 years has produced growth in productive capacity, quality, variety and continuing modernization. One of the most astounding facts about our shop’s press staff (9 out of 38 total team members) is that they have a combined 320 YEARS of press operating experience.
We have a team second to none. Come tour our shop and talk to our people.
|Willie Townsend and Brett Christman|
Offset Press Operators
Between them, Willie and Brett have 53 years of offset press experience. They are our primary full-time, four/five-color Pressmen.
Big Press Room
The Big Press Room was specifically designed for this purpose. It has its own climate control system to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels. From the movement of bulk paper to proper lighting this room houses the most sophisticated full color, offset printing capabilities in West Alabama.
OFFSET – SPECIALTY PRESSES 2 COLOR, PRE-PRESS AND FINISHING
These specialty presses run nearly all day every day as well. Each has a dedicated primary operator with other team members cross-trained to fill any gaps.
Barry Gunter, Mike Harris and Wayne Meherg - they run the specialty presses.
Troy Holley - Bindery Specialist standing next to our new Horizon 36" sheet folder
Jeff Price, Bindery Operator - standing next to the Halm Jet Press on which he is cross trained.
Tray Wingo - veteran Pre-Press Operator alongside the Trendsetter offset plate imager. Tray outputs and processes all plates for the offset presses.
David Bradford - Warehouse Manager. David and his crew of students deliver paper to all presses in the shop and copy paper campus wide.
Dax Lewis is the friendly face of Printing to many of you. He spends each day delivering finished goods to the entire UA family.
Kathy Kimbrell, Bindery Specialist operating one of three punches in our shop[this is the mid-size punch]. In the background is the green Muller-Martini saddle-stitch booklet maker, one of many other machines on which Kathy is qualified.
Mike Umphries - expert Cutter and Bindery Operator with his digitally controlled 36" guillotine cutter. Mike can crank up to 3500 pounds of pressure on the slicing blade.