Cathedral Corporation plant tour
From its flagship printing facility in Rome, New York,
Cathedral Corporation turns out millions of documents a year.
Whether it's church envelopes or sophisticated business documents,
the company prides itself on its 100% accuracy guaranteed
made possible by a skilled staff and the latest in digital technology.
We're approaching our data center over here.
We accept data files 24-7.
As you can see there's a blue arc system in there.
It's a redundant service system so every day all of our
programs are backed up and push to our plant in Rhode Island
so that their redundant.
When data from a customer, say a bank or credit union,
arrives in this center it's tagged with a complete set of tracking IDs.
That information is compiled with other data to create
a comprehensive set of instructions for the job.
We call it the Bible. It's a whole record of that entire cycle.
That all happens and lives inside here.
In our print area we have two types of laser printing that we do.
We have cut sheet laser printing and we have continuous laser printing.
To meet the needs of its broad customer base,
Cathedral operates in an array of digital printers
each designed for a different job.
Cut sheet is an individual sheet of paper that we are printing on.
We have highlight color laser which is black toner,
plus a color very popular the credit community bank space,
where they're getting a color document
where they never had one before.
We also print checks, and we have the Xerox iGen3
which provides graphic arts quality laser full color imaging.
It runs more exotic stocks so it can replace offset printing.
And that makes the iGen3 suitable for everything from
transactional documents to the most vibrant full-color marketing brochures.
This is Cathedral's full variable color 980 by Xerox.
But the new kid on the block taking variable data
transpromotional printing to the next level, is the Xerox 980.
It's very, very clean, very quick, about 980 pages a minute.
Cathedral is among the first in the country to adopt this new technology,
the industry's fastest toner based full-color continuous feed printer.
We can do complete one-to-one direct marketing in full color.
We go in plain white stock, we come out completely printed
as well as perfed and cut sheet.
Here you can see the finished statements.
It's full variable color all of the graphics are put on the page.
All of the data is put on the page.
So it's a complete one-to-one variable marketing document in full color.
No job is complete until the right documents,
with the right data,
are put into the right envelopes and shipped.
These are our Pitney Bowes Flowmaster inserting machines.
What's basically happening is we're validating
every single page of the print stream.
We take a photo of it.
The machine make a decision whether it's in order or not.
Which it is.
Once they're validated they're accumulated here.
They get folded and then every six inches its validated
that that piece is were it's supposed to be.
It just keeps looking, keeps looking, keeps looking.
From there it comes down.
It gets inserted into the envelopes
We put live postage on them.
We actually have an in-plant postal person here.
We get almost instant delivery right out the back door.
The oldest part of the work that we do a Cathedral
actually grew out of the church offering envelope business.
We have several thousand customers that were producing
envelopes that were distributed all over the United States
and we produced them here in this facility
with many of the same quality controls that we have
in the business service side,
making sure that we have the right envelope,
the right perishoner in the right cycle.
They're then collated and inserted and presented
to the post office in our building
for mailing to the customers.
It doesn't matter the product line,
Cathedral offers a flexible solution based on
the customer's objectives.
We have the tools, we got the expertise,
that we can output virtually any configuration that they want.
What are your objectives?
What is it that you really want to do?
And then we'll come up with a solution for you.