Print-Tech, Incorporated

Michigan-Based
Small Business
Sustainable Purchasing
USA-Based
This is a strategic contract for offset printing. Founded in 1985, and based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Print-Tech Inc. provides best in class offset and digital printing services throughout southeast Michigan. Our superior customer service, attention to detail and advanced printing technology give you the best possible value - a great combination that you won't find anywhere else! We’re based in Ann Arbor, and only minutes away from your office!

Our Services

Offset Printing

Print-Tech is proud to have been one of the first in the state to qualify as a G7 Master Printer.  The G7 color management tool is utilized to ensure color consistency throughout an individual order and on future reprints of the same file.  Combining the G7 process with our chemical-free computer to plate process ensures crisp, vibrant images on every offset sheet we produce.

Digital Printing

Our current digital press lineup includes two Canon C10000 imagePRESS’s and one Canon C750 imagePRESS.  All three devices image with 2400x2400 dpi resolution and 190 lpi line screen.  We print on a wide variety of smooth, textured and synthetic substrates ranging from 16# bond to 130# cover.  Our digital printing product mix is vast and even includes four color digital envelopes.

Fulfilment and Storage

We offer a complete range of cost-effective warehousing and distribution solutions. We can store your documents or products at our facilities to free up space and personnel at yours. We will track usage, inventory, and handle fulfilment and shipping responsibilities on your behalf.

Mailing Services, EDDM, List Acquisition

Both of our on-staff mailing managers have earned the Mail Professional Certification issued by Idealliance, the leading not-for-profit industry association for developing standards and best practices. We’re pleased to have served on the executive board of the Ann Arbor Postal Customer Council. Here are some of our mailing services:

• Designing for effective mailing

• Taking advantage of postal discounts

• Mailing list acquisition

• Database maintenance

• Variable data imaging

• Inserting and letter matching

• Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

• Proper permitting

• Storage and fulfilment

• Large Format Signs, Banners, Posters, Wall & Window Clings

• Promotional Products

  

To learn more about Print-Tech, please visit http://www.printtechinc.com.

 

Purchasing Guidelines

As a best practice procurement recommends obtaining multiple quotes from the strategic  suppliers to ensure competitive pricing.

Access Quote to Order.

More information on the program and how to log in can be found in the job aids within the portal.

Sustainable Purchasing

Eco-Friendly Printing

At Print-Tech, we strive to reduce our energy consumption, pollution and waste by establishing efficient and green business practices. Making informed decisions on sustainable materials and processes allows Print-Tech, and our customers, to minimize the impact on our environment.

100% of the electricity we use is offset by renewable energy credits, and we have the following partnerships:

 

  • Partner in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "EPA Green Power Partnership”
  • Charter member of Washtenaw County’s Waste Knot Program
  • Charter member of the Michigan Great Printer Project

 

Our commitment toward sustainable printing doesn't end with our earth friendly chemicals, and our large selection of FSC Certified & recycled papers. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint in everything we do.  Our commitment to the environment is embodied in three core principles: Product, Process and Plant.

 

Product - Job design, input materials and use of the finished job are considered for minimal impact to the environment

 

Process- Choosing the manufacturing process that allows the most efficient use of manufacturing resources — Digital, Offset or Wide Format Ink Jet

 

Plant- Continually upgrading our facility for energy efficiency and waste minimization

 

Eco- Friendly Printing Practices

  • Offer a large selection of recycled content paper (encouraging recycled paper printing)
  • Offer a list of FSC Certified paper and 100% Post-Consumer Waste paper
  • Use of Low Volatile Organic Compounds & Soy Based Inks (reduces damage to the ozone)
  • 100% Computer-to-Plate Plates (eliminates the photographic process and its waste stream)
  • All spent solvent, inks and oils are recycled
  • All cardboard, paper, printing plates, pallets, packing material and toner cartridges are recycled
  • Providing in-house finishing, distribution, and mailing services, which saves natural resources by avoiding unnecessary transport from our warehouse to a secondary vendor

Eco- Friendly Business Practices

  • 100% of the electricity we use is offset by renewable energy credits
  • Partner in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "EPA Green Power Partnership”
  • All facility lighting has been upgraded to the new energy efficient fluorescent bulbs, saving about 50% of our lighting energy use
  • Recycling and reusing paper and other office supplies

 

Ordering Information

Orders can be placed through Quote to Order.

PCards and non-QTO purchase orders are not accepted.

This portal is designed to help customers request quotes from multiple suppliers, select a supplier for each project, record data for later use, communicate via a message board specific to your project, and retrieve historical information on your projects. A U-M ID and a Kerberos password are needed to get started.

Supplier Contact

For general product questions, contact:
BJ Kramer
Phone: (734) 996-2345 ext 214
Cell: (734) 216-3563
Email: bjkramer@printtechinc.com

Jim Ceely
Phone: (734) 996-2345 ext 224
Cell: (734) 216-9934 
Email: jceely@printtechinc.com

For billing questions:
Teresa Adams
Phone: (734) 996-2345 ext 226
Email: tadams@printtechinc.com

Returns:
BJ Kramer
Phone:734-996-2345 ext 214
Cell: 734-216-3563 
Email: bjkramer@printtechinc.com

Procurement Contacts

Contract Administrator:
Name: Robin Eckel
Phone: (734) 763-9887
E-mail: robincc@umich.edu

Procurement Agent:
Name: Charisse Fox
Phone: (734) 647-6450 
E-mail: foxchari@umich.ed