Kohls Vendor Summit 2010 Presentation

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This is a Powerpoint I developed for the 2010 Kohl\'s Vendor Summit. It\'s an overview of Firehouse\'s capabilities.

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Kohls Vendor Summit 2010 Presentation

  1. 1. Vendor Summit 2010 Jim Corman Firehouse Image Center Sales & Estimating
  2. 2. Jim Corman
  3. 3. Thank You for Your Business <ul><li>Firehouse work for Kohl’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation Windows- BTS09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event Signage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Firehouse Overview <ul><li>Firehouse has been in business since 1971 </li></ul><ul><li>Large format digital printer for POP </li></ul><ul><li>Woman-owned business (pursuing federal and state certifications) </li></ul><ul><li>GlobalShop exhibitor for 8 years </li></ul><ul><li>Lean manufacturer </li></ul>Firehouse circa 1992 Firehouse today
  5. 5. Firehouse’s Mission <ul><li>Firehouse strives to be the industry’s leading image solutions provider. Our staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Our craftsmanship and products are of the highest quality possible. </li></ul><ul><li>It is our goal to not only acknowledge the constant changes in our industry, but to embrace them and therefore be at the forefront of the visual imaging business. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Firehouse’s Culture <ul><li>Play the Great Game of Business and Open-Book Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared stake in the company’s growth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrity and honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking down barriers and building cooperative client relationships </li></ul>
  7. 7. Firehouse’s Focus - WE PRINT <ul><li>Focused on being the best printer in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering the highest quality product for the best price </li></ul><ul><li>Quick turnarounds </li></ul><ul><li>G7 certified </li></ul>
  8. 8. Firehouse Success Stories <ul><li>Custom installations </li></ul><ul><li>Unique materials </li></ul><ul><li>Wide variety of applications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Firehouse Success Stories <ul><li>Menu graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Retail displays </li></ul><ul><li>Fixture graphics </li></ul>
  10. 10. Firehouse Success Stories <ul><li>POP Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Window Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Banners </li></ul>
  11. 11. Firehouse Success Stories <ul><li>Wallpaper </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Die Cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Show Graphics </li></ul>
  12. 12. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>Four digital printing solutions give Firehouse incredible versatility </li></ul>
  13. 13. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>PHOTOGRAPHIC </li></ul><ul><li>Five Durst Lambdas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True, continuous tone photographic quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>48” maximum width </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in matte, glossy, backlit and metallic </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>UV FLATBED INKJET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One Vutek QS3200 printer can image boards up to 126” wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Larger single panels with fewer seams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct-to-substrate printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No mounting necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eight-color printing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CMYK + Light CMY + White </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Superior image quality vs. four-color printers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>UV FLATBED INKJET MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cardstock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polyethylene Plastic (PETG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Styrene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sintra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foamcore, Gatorboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood, Aluminum, etc </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>UV ROLL-TO-ROLL INKJET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Vutek QS 3250r machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Durst Rho 350 machine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prints roll material up to 138” wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Larger single panels with fewer seams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven-color printing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CMYK + Light CMY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Superior image quality vs. four-color printers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All machines combined can print 2000 sq. ft. per hour </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>UV ROLL-TO-ROLL INKJET MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canvas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polyduck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poplin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satin Knit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wallpaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Perf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opaline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eclipse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 oz. Smooth Banner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 oz. Banner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backlit Vinyl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Window Cling </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>VISUAL MAGNETICS ™ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adhesive-backed magnetic base + magnet-receptive print media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates the need for trained installers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced shipping cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roll material vs. flat sheets </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>FINE ART INKJET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge arsenal of Epson Giclee printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded color range for the most vibrant reproductions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultra-fine detail </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>FINE ART INKJET MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Canvas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watercolor paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smooth Lustre paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Static Cling </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Firehouse’s Printing Solutions <ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short runs (1-50 pieces) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High volume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long runs (50-1000) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Firehouse - Additional Services <ul><li>Custom mounting and laminating </li></ul><ul><li>Digital die cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Banner stitching </li></ul><ul><li>Complete pick & pack, boxing and custom packaging </li></ul>
  24. 24. Firehouse’s Green Initiative <ul><li>Green Printing Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UV curing inks are the most environmentally friendly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No chemical solvents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greatly reduces emission of volatile organic compounds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inks are not considered a “Hazardous Material” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Firehouse’s Green Initiative <ul><li>Waste Reduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant attention to waste reduction measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better print yields - less waste per board or roll </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constant drive to decrease errors and reprints </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do not print overs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of goods sold continuously monitored </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silver recovery system on photographic processors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycle or reuse all cardboard packaging </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Firehouse’s Green Initiative <ul><li>Green Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We provide every green substrate in the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recycled/recyclable cardstocks and vinyls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biocompostable/biodegradable foamcore and styrene </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Firehouse’s Appeal <ul><li>We appreciate your business and want you to know it. </li></ul><ul><li>If there’s an issue we make it right. </li></ul><ul><li>Always honest about deadlines. Try never to say “no”. </li></ul><ul><li>Material in Inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Turnaround on Quotes & Projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph Packouts. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Sales Rep is knowledgeable. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Firehouse’s Industry News <ul><li>Retailers are segmenting there markets by geography, climate, & cultures creating more versions, shorter run lengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Retailers are upgrading in-store signage. </li></ul><ul><li>Buying multiple promotions at once to save shipping costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic is new again. </li></ul><ul><li>New materials for Backlit graphics. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Question & Answer <ul><li>Firehouse’s Error Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure Sensitive Vinyls </li></ul><ul><li>Foamcore alternatives </li></ul>
  30. 30. Thank You See you at Global Shop Jim Corman Firehouse Image Center jcorman @ fire-house.net www.fire-house.net

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