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Friday, 15 August 2014

We have a new toy in the shop

This has been an exciting week here at McNeil Printing.  We started the week off with a delivery we have been waiting months for. Our new Offset Press finally arrived on Tuesday! The excitement felt a lot like the anticipation of Christmas morning with weeks of planning and preparation to get ready for our new press.

Printing Press Being Delivered by Truck to McNeil Printing

The rigging company started unpacking the press.  The press was separated into 3 major pieces.  Each piece carefully packaged in moisture resistant packaging to prevent any rust during travel.

Printing Press Being Unloaded at McNeil Printing

New Printing Press Being Delivered to McNeil Printing

After each piece was unpacked it took a feet of engineering and precision to maneuver the press pieces into the right place.

Putting the Printing Press in Place

Setting Up the New Offset Printer at McNeil Printing

It was a sight to see and it was hard for anyone to do other work.  Everyone's cell phone cameras were out documenting the day.  Lots of deep breaths as the equipment turned tight corners and was put in place.

Forklifting the Offset Press into McNeil Printing

New Offset Printer Set Up at McNeil Printing in Orem Utah

Everyone Watching the New Press Set Up at McNeil Printing

It took all day, but at the end of the day, the Press was put together and looks like a beauty (new equipment is definitely beautiful).  The press technicians spent the rest of the week hooking everything up and getting us one step closer to start printing on our new press.  We are so excited!

Offset Printing Press at McNeil Printing in Orem Utah