Slate Group Adds Valuable New In-House Capabilities with Installation of a Kluge ApexFoil
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. - November 9, 2018 - Slate Group, a national commercial printer out of Lubbock, Texas, has greatly expanded its in-house capabilities to include foil stamping and embossing by installing Kluge's ApexFoil machine. Although the key properties of foil stamping are easy to identify - Time, Temperature, and Tonnage (3-T's) - it has often been difficult to measure and control. Operators at Slate Group can use the ApexFoil's Compass control system that includes patented features to control the 3-T's. Compass allows operators to greatly reduce, and in some cases, eliminate make-ready on every job.
Slate Group focuses on providing its clients with a consistent look, no matter the print job requirements. Since opening its doors in 1985, it has aimed to build a reputation of creativity, consistency, and quality. It involves its customers as much as possible in the creative process, coming up with print solutions customers originally didn't know were possible. And by adding foil stamping and embossing it can control the turnaround times and ensure the quality standards its customers at Slate Group have come to expect.
The company has been impressed from the beginning with the heated platen and intermittent controls of dwell and pressure on its Kluge and are certain those features will help it continue to produce the best possible print products and truly stand out from its competitors. It also points out how Kluge's support and in-depth training will help it fully utilize all the features of its new machine:
"The quality and ease of use of our new ApexFoil machine, along with the sale, installation and support of the Kluge team, especially Kenneth 'K.C.' Chapin, has exceeded our expectations," said Brad Phinny, COO at Slate Group.
However, it turns out that Slate Group themselves were able to teach Kluge's technician a thing or two about running the ApexFoil:
"David Uriegas, Slate Group's ApexFoil operator, is a phenomenal beginner on Kluge foil stamping," said Kluge Technician Kenneth "KC" Chapin. "He has shown me skill levels way beyond where I have picked it up from. It is good to see new talent forming and shaping with the new presses that Kluge has built."
It is important to Slate Group to be able to follow through on its claims of producing high-quality work, which is why it makes sure to invest in equipment that will let it do just that. The company chose a Kluge for its heavy-duty construction and precise registration, along with the company's reputation for service and support. As it aims to be a reliable, high-quality company, it is important for it to have reliable, high-quality equipment it can trust.
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