About


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Family Legacy

Family-owned for 40 years, Derby City Litho believes in long-term, productive relationships. This philosophy extends to our clients, our vendors, and our professional staff.  Many of our team members have been with us for over 20 years and have developed extraordinary skills and knowledge that will ease and improve your print projects.  

As a team, we take pride in our experience and our dedication to excellence at the craft of print. 

We measure success in our ability to exceed client expectations and deliver exceptional visual communications.  We also know that you use print to improve your business.  This is why you should look to the team at Derby City Litho.  We collaborate with you to understand your needs, deliver your message, and provide cost-effective solutions that increase your bottom line.

Print isn’t just a job for us – it is our passion and our life.

Most of our team at Derby City Litho has been together for over 20 years, contributing a lifetime of skill and knowledge to your project.  We all eagerly discuss the new advances in design and print technology and sit around the lunch table sharing tips, techniques, and ideas.  We know this makes us printing nerds.  But it also makes for great print pieces in your hand.  And that is what we really care about.  

When you choose us to handle your printing project, we guarantee total company commitment. This dedication has earned Derby City Litho a reputation for outstanding service and competitively priced products, and has made us the number one choice for print.

From pre-press to print to bindery, Derby City Litho invests in the technology that gives you better print at a better price.   We utilize the most advanced electronic workflow, direct-to-plate printing, and the most sophisticated printing presses and finishing equipment available.  What this means to you is speed, reliability, and quality, all on budget.  

And though we realize that most people aren't interested in the state-of-the-art equipment allows us to provide our clients with this high-quality print, there are those who want to look under the hood and see what makes us run.   So, go ahead and kick the tires!

Pre-Press

Derby City Litho utilizes a seamless Prinect system with direct-to-plate technology.

  • PDF workflow using Heidelberg Prinect Cockpit, Prepress Manager 2011
  • Proof & Plate calibration maintained using Heidelberg Prinect Color Toolbox
  • Proofing Devices:
    1. Hp designjet 5500
      Used for DCL high-resolution contract proofs.
      Line Accuracy:  + / – 0.02%
      Print Technology:  hp Thermal Inkjet
      Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
      Ink Type: Dyes
      Material Used:  36-inch Saphira Proofing Paper, Premium Semi Matte EZ
    2. Hp designjet 510
      Used for imposition proofing only in draft mode on offset.

Presses

  • Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 – 6-color + coater
    In-line aqueous coater
    delivers brilliant color and amazing detail with every impression
    Maximum sheet size = 20.5" x 29.125"
    Maximum image area = 20" x 28.75"
  • Heidelberg MOZP 2-color Perfector
    can print two colors on one side or one color on both sides of the sheet in one pass
    Maximum sheet size = 19" x 25.5"
    Maximum image area = 18.5" x 25.25"
  • Heidelberg Printmaster – 2-color
    makes it possible to produce quality, low-volume one- and two-color projects that are cost effective.
    Maximum sheet size = 18.5" x 13.3125"
    Maximum image area = 17.625" x 12.75"

Digital Printing

  • Ricoh Pro C751s with EFI Fiery
    High-quality color digital output
    1200 x 4800 dpi
    Equipped with Fiery Print Controller for color management
    Duplex Ready
    Prints up to 13 x 19 inch paper
    Equipped with inline stapling, can staple up to 100 sheets in multiple positions.
    Equipped with inline saddle-stitch binding up to 20 sheets.
  • Ricoh Pro 8110
    High-quality black & white digital output
    1200 x 4800 dpi
    Speeds up to 100 pages-per minute print engine
    Prints up to 13 x 19 inch paper
    Equipped with inline stapling, can staple up to 100 sheets in multiple positions.
    Equipped with inline saddle-stitch binding up to 20 sheets.
  • Ricoh Pro C5100
    High-quality color digital output
    1200 x 4800 dpi
    Equipped with Fiery Print Controller for color management
    Duplex Ready
    Prints up to 13 x 19 inch paper
    Equipped with inline stapling, can staple up to 65 sheets in multiple positions.
    Equipped with inline saddle-stitch binding up to 20 sheets.

Finishing and Bindery

  • Polar Cutter
  • Baum – 5-head Auto Drill + Round Corner
  • Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST-90 – 8-pocket
    Minimum size book = 3.5" x 5.5"
    Maximum size book = 12" x 13.75"
  • Stahl 26 X 40 Folder
    16-page signature folder
    In-line perf and score
 

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