Your first contact is the account executive. This person is well trained and has likely been with our company for many years. Your account executive along with the Customer Service Representative (CSR) work as a team to serve you. Your account executive, or CSR is easily reached by voice mail, E- mail or phone.
At Schumann Printers, Inc. we are very proud of our pre-press facility. Kent Eilenfeldt heads this department. He is on top of new technology as soon as it is released. As files are received electronically, the automated preflight begins. Two Duo Core processors create files for pre-flight, proofing, back-up, imposition and for reviewing on Remote in minutes. We provide fast turnaround by making use of the best and newest hardware and software. Keeping up with technology is very important in our electronic pre-press department.
When providing PDF files, it is important to use the proper settings detailed in the download section of this website. When these settings are utilized and your files pass to our system, they become certified as PDF/X-1a.
These files are kept for a period of 90 days. Remember we have a Rip once, output many workflow, so all files are absolutely matching. For your security, we automatically mirror all files and send via fiber-optic to our other company building.
Once you have approved your pages over the internet, they are imposed for plating. Before the plating stage, we create an electronic imposition color-calibrated proof for viewing on press monitors. There is no need for hard proofs at press. Our monitors are carefully calibrated to true color high defintion standards. All hard proofs are created at 300 dpi. Soft proofs on remote can be viewed at 2400 dpi. Because of our Gracol 7(G7 Extreme) technology, individually calibrated presses assure automatic color settings. There is no need for you to incur the cost of a hard proof. If you wish, Remote will allow you to download data for proofing at your site.
When you use Rampage Remote, you will be using the most economical digital technology for fast turn-around. No more saving your files on disc, no more FedEx charges, no more delays for proofs to pass back from our location to yours. It’s all done on the internet.
SPI supplies both hard proofing or digital soft proofing over Rampage Remote. Remote lets you view resolved pages over the Internet, 24/7 anywhere in the world. Our new system places page proofs on-line the moment they are completed. With Remote you can make annotations on screen and view accurate color proofs at your office.
We provide single-page digital proofs. Because our workflow creates a "rip once, output many" system, you are assured that the proof will match the file you have submitted.
All proofs are created under the new Gracol 7 profile, SWOP. Color matches at press are assured by use of CLC (Closed Loop Color) press controls and individual calibrations for each press.
High-end color separations are provided as a same day service. Subjects are received and scanned. Your high resolution images are available via our FTP site. If requested, your images are recorded on CD for shipment via FedEx. Economical scatter proofs depicting exact color may be provided. Our color separations are inspected, color corrected and cleaned electronically. We guarantee superior quality and economical pricing.
We have four web presses. The pressroom is under the direction of Mark A. Schumann. Under his guidance, we have the most up-to-date press technology in place. CTP plates are digitally created using CIP 3 and G7 Extreme color technology. This technology creates a ppf file to carry color space settings for the press fountains at each press. Color-up is completely automatic and extremely accurate. Both time and paper are saved using this new technology. All presses are equipped with new CLC (Closed Loop Color) controls. SPI was the second printer in the world to have installed Closed Loop Color on all its presses. Every four impressions, color bars are electronically scanned and interpreted. Computers translate this information and set the color. SWOP density standards are consistent throughout the press run. All presses are equipped with automatic computer controls to assure paper guiding, tension and cutoffs. We provide, flat work, Varnish and UV cover coating with our press sheeters. All presses have folders to provide, 4 page, 8 page, 16 page and 32 page signatures. Schumann Printers, Inc. specializes in magazine, tabloid and digest size publications.
One Sunday morning a couple of Heidelberg (former Harris) engineers met for breakfast, from inspired scribbles on a napkin, the new Sunday Press was born. Our new Heidelberg (Goss) Sunday 2000 is really on the cutting edge. Some of the unique features of the Sunday press are: tube-type blankets, auto-plate changers, and full JDF computer controls. This 8-unit press cruises 2000 feet per minute. Versatility is unsurpassed. Utilizing a double-former folder and a combination folder, we can produce four 4-page signatures, two 8-page signatures, two 16-page signatures, one 32-page signature, one 64-page digest signature and other special products, including the popular slim-jim catalog. The auto-plate allows us to change all 16 plates in less than four minutes. The cylinder blankets can be changed in less than a minute. Our Sunday 2000 is the most productive and competitive press in its category.
The 2 x 8 Sunday 3000/32 accommodates web widths up to 72 inches as it produces up to 120,000 impressions per hour. The combination of faster speeds and higher print quality on wider webs shrinks the print production window while driving out waste and ineffeciency.
Our bindery is equipped with five saddle stitchers, two perfect binders, two auto-polybag machines, a tipper, two cutters, folders, autodrills, and an Auto Belly Band machine.
We have two high speed saddle stitching lines equipped with ink mailers, R-PAK wrappers, 2 auto-strappers. We have the correct saddle stitcher for both short and long runs. All stitchers have auto-load log feeders. Three of our stitchers have demographic capabilities.
We have two new Heidelberg UB 1 & 2 perfect binders. These binders are equipped with auto-stream feeders. Both tabloid, digest and magazine configurations are daily fare. All binders are equipped with the newest technology. All binders are configured with R-PAK wrappers and bundle strappers.
Many new high-end perfect bound books are being ordered by our Publishers. In fact, our product mix is now nearly 35% perfect bound books. UB-2 is a high-speed (up to 18,000 per hour) 20-pocket binder. The UB-2 is a companion binder to our 24-pocket Heidelberg UB-1 (12,000 per hour) perfect binder. Both binders make it possible to keep our fast turnaround commitment.
Both polybag machines can bag, ink jet or label on the magazine or polybag. Both can automatically insert up to six pieces and ink jet address.
We have two automated MBO off-line folding machines. We can provide almost any type of magazine insert, or card. As a matter of fact, most publishers, prefer having us print, cut and fold their inserts.
At SPI we will prepare your mailing list to make sure you get all the postage savings you are entitled. Our "Postal-Soft" software is the most respected in America. There will be no delay, we'll make sure your list is ready at the right time. We fax for your approval. Digital information flows directly to the correct binder from our Postal-Soft department.
Our shipping department makes extensive use of pool shipments. Plant load trucks leave every day for delivery to Boiling Brook, Illinois mailing center, where titles are co-palletized and/or co-mailed with hundreds of other titles insuring subscriber delivery. Shipments are easily tracked using our web-based Fulfillment Report. Just click on the tracking number and our software will immediately open UPS etc., to your exact package information.
Now you can track your shipments over the Internet. The last and all-important service Schumann Printers, Inc. can offer is making sure all our customer's shipments are made in a timely manner. It's important to be able to know when a shipment was made, by which method and vendor and which employee, date and time SPI made that shipment. Our new Fulfillment Schedule does all that and in real time. You can fill out the form on the Internet. Our CSR will double check it and make any additions etc. You will be able to view it at any time. Our employees will view this information and make entries. You can track a UPS or Fed Ex shipment, by simply clicking on the tracking number, taking you to the exact package information on the vendor's web site. If you want delayed shipping, our software will track this and warn us of the shipment date. This Fulfillment Schedule will make your job easier and best of all shipments are verified.
Daniel C. Schumann is the second-generation president of Schumann Printers, Inc. Dan is available at any time, for all our customers.