Our Process

OurProcess_3 

Project Planning

No matter what the customers packaging situation is, we will sort through the options and get them headed down the right track.

Package Engineering

Whether they need an exact copy of an existing structure or a new, innovative packaging solution, our package engineering team will deliver a creative and cost effective design. Click here to learn more.

Graphic Design

We supply an electronic dieline to your graphic design team. As graphics are designed, we are available to offer guidance on number of colors, coating options and specialty finishes.

Pre-Press

When artwork is finalized, we send it to our pre-press department to impose it on a layout and ensure the file is print-ready.

Artwork Proofing

After the artwork is verified, our pre-press department will output proofs for your approval in the format of the customers choice. Production begins following customer approval of proofs.

Print Production

We create memorable products through lithographic sheet-fed and digital roll-fed printing. Our Press can print from 1 to 7 colors with various coating capabilities including UV, aqueous and varnish.

Machine Finishing

We maintain a full machine-finishing department. Our capabilities include:                                                                       Binding – Collating – Folding – Windowing – Die / Finish Cutting – Pick-n-Place (tipping) – Folding & Gluing

Fulfillment

We offer fulfillment service such as kitting, mailing, and inventory management systems like JIT and Kanban with the goal of minimizing the customers inventory and manufacturing costs.

Distribution

We ship to any location in the Twin Cities metro area at no charge. Outside the metro, we ship with only the most trusted service providers at the best available price.

Feedback & Follow Up

After shipment, your sales representative will follow-up with you to be sure you are satisfied. This is a great time to review the process or discuss your next project with Impressions.