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

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Kohls Vendor Summit 2010 Presentation

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