Founded in 1989...BCE has become a leading provider of thermography
products to the printing industry.
We operate out of a 5,600 sq, ft. facility that was built in 1996.
Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of this is finished office space and the
balance is manufacturing and storage. The facility is conveniently
located within 5 minutes of a major interstate.
Business Card Express is a manufacturing operation that is designed to
produce and deliver consistently high quality products within 24 to 72
hours of receipt of an order. We have a computerized order entry system
and utilize advanced computerized graphics technology to produce
artwork, set type, and produce printing plates. There have been major
advances in the use of digital technology in the electronic pre-press
area and the company has taken full advantage by maintaining a
state-of-the-art pre-press area.
The printing operation has 4 production lines, each with a standard
two-color offset printing press coupled to thermographers and thru this
process, high gloss, raised ink images are produced. The business cards
are then slit and packaged for shipment.
Foil/embossed and full color orders are produced on separate production
lines specifically designed for those purposes.
The Printing Process
All orders are received in our Customer Services Department. Each
order is thoroughly read, priced and invoiced. This invoice number also
becomes your art file number for future re-orders and allows us to track
your job through the plant.
Next the job goes to our Pre-Press Department. Artwork is then
“placed”, “scanned” or “typeset”. Orders are grouped together by card
stock and ink colors, then printing plates are produced directly from
our computer-to-plate system.
In the Pressroom, the presses are inked, plates are mounted and
registered and the orders are printed.
The Slitting/Shipping Department slits the cards, boxes, wraps,
labels and ships each order.
Quality Control checks are performed at every step in our operation
to ensure the quality and accuracy of each order. If a question arises,
no matter where the order is in production, we will call you. We always
strive to “do it right the first time”.
This has been a brief tour of our production facility. We hope this
explanation has helped you to know our operation better.
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