In Texas, The Imaging Bureau Adds New Site
ARLINGTON, TX—The Imaging Bureau, a 29-employee shop based here that handles film output, ink-jet posters, digital and commercial printing, currently rents a 10,000-square-foot space. By the end of the year, however, that's all going to change if Brian Walden gets his way.
"Our plan is to build a 50,000-square-foot building in Arlington that will include the new web press and require hiring 15 to 20 additional employees," says Walden, who started the company as a one-man operation eight years ago.
The firm, which already runs a five-color Heidelberg sheetfed press, plans to add an eight-unit Heidelberg M-110 with double folder and UV coater.
Why the ambitious move? Working with area design agencies and print brokers, Walden kept hearing that web presses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area were running seven days a week, 24 hours a day and can't keep up with the demand. Consequently, local print buyers have been forced to Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky and other states in search of press time.
"Scheduling time on a web press is challenging, due to the client's timeline and the demand being put on web printers in the area," says Lynne Swihart, production manager for Blanchard Schaefer Advertising & Public Relations. "We currently use Imaging Bureau for film output, but the addition of the web press will give me another scheduling and bidding option."
The Imagaing Bureau logo will soon be seen at a new 50,000-square-foot facility in Arlington, TX, allowing the company to add an eight-unit Heidelberg M-110 press