About Us

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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BCE Charlotte
115 Business Park Drive
PO Box 829
Indian Trail, NC  28079