Bolger Vision Beyond Print — New Ways to Add Value
But just in case anyone needs to be reminded that a commercial printer exists under all of these layers, Bolger Vision Beyond Print installed a landmark 10-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 five-over-five long perfector that prints and coats both sides of the sheet at once using UV inks. Installed last fall, the press is configured with coating towers placed after the fifth and tenth press units (the first press of its kind in North America) and interdeck UV dryers to run hybrid inks. In addition, a video camera follows the sheet’s path through the press to ensure speed and accuracy.
An agency of record for a Fortune 500 company, Bolger Vision Beyond Print produces catalogs, magazines, brochures, and sales and marketing collateral for verticals ranging from insurance and healthcare to the manufacturing sector. The company averages 220 employees (the seasonal kitting crew fluctuates) at its two locations. In one building, Bolger houses litho printing, the design agency and mailing operations. The other plays host to digital print-on-demand work, fulfillment and quick printing. Line of sight permits Wide Area Connection (WAN) through microwave dish technology.
Bolger Vision Beyond Print also runs four on-site facilities management satellites with two corporate customers, providing services ranging from design to fulfillment.
Digital printing is the new kid on the block for Bolger Vision Beyond Print. It started with the installation of a black-and-white device six years ago, but the Bolgers were getting roughed up by click charges because of low volumes. In 2003, the brothers refocused their efforts and obtained Meyers Communications Services (MCS), located only a mile away from Bolger Vision Beyond Print’s headquarters. Besides acquiring more equipment and accounts, perhaps the most critical asset to emerge from the deal was the skilled, knowledgeable staff of MCS—proficient in the world of digital printing from both the operational and sales perspectives.