If you have yet to be following the CatPrint Walkthrough series, now is your chance to learn about the CatPrint Walkthrough Process!
In the previous Walkthrough portions, we talked about:
- How Customer Service works in conducting the first quality check in Customer Service Pre-Press
- How Production makes the second quality check and works with Customer Service to make sure that customer comments are noted
- How CatPrint makes daily Printing and Color Maintenance to ensure high quality prints
- How the Finishing Process works after your prints are printed
- How the process changes when you request for envelopes with your order
Now we can move on to the next part of the series where we will talk about how we do one of our very special finishing options: die-cut stickers and label printing!
One of the additional services that CatPrint provides is die-cut sticker printing. The sticker ordering and printing process is slightly different than our normal job process. A sticker/label order must have both an artwork file and a vector cutline that guides our die-cutter.
After the sticker order is placed, we pre-press the order, double check that the cutline and art file are both the same size, and then we test the cutline to make sure it works. After pre-pressing, we download the files to the sticker computer, impose both the art file and die file, and then send the artwork file to our Xerox iGen4 printer for printing!
After the sticker/label job is printed, the uncut sticker sheets are loaded into our die-cutter where the crop marks are read by the computer and then automatically aligned for cutting. From there, the stickers are individually die-cut, reviewed by a production specialist to ensure the stickers were cut evenly, and then placed onto the daily shipping cart to go out and be delivered to you!