What goes on next door? A glimpse into Rudkin Printing


Happy Thursday, folks. We hope you enjoyed their long Labor Day weekend and have gotten caught up with the madness that is this week. We’re chuggin’ right along, working on new logos, ads, specialty items, websites, magazines…whew, I’m getting tired just typing! In all seriousness, we are working on some pretty sweet projects over here and we can’t wait to share them with you in the near future. For more frequent updates, be sure to follow us on Facebook. We promise our Facebook posts aren’t as long-winded as our blog posts tend to be (hey what can we say, we’ve got a lot to share).

Today we thought we would give the agency news a breather and let you in on another venture we’ve got going on over here, Rudkin Printing. If you’ve been to our office in the past year and a half, we probably grabbed you by the collar and dragged you to our print shop to show off Rudkin Printing’s pride and joy: A Halm Jet Press. Most people are probably scratching their heads at this point, unless you’re a printer…in which case you may be drooling. That’s right folks, under the same roof as Rudkin Productions, Rudkin Printing is home to a beautiful, blue-green, envelope spittin’ machine known as a Halm Jet Press.

I could go on and on, but I know you all have places to be and work to get back to (hey, nothing wrong with a coffee break every now and then), so I’ll give you the basics. A Halm Jet Press is a highly efficient envelope printer that is able to print 60,000 (yes, SIXTY THOUSAND) envelopes in one hour. For all you math geeks who just calculated that in your head, that’s right… that comes out to 1,000 envelopes per hour, 16.7 envelopes per second. That is a lot of envelopes, my friends. It can print up to two colors (no bleeds), front and back and can print anything from a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ to a 9″ x 12″ envelope.

Most people don’t think to themselves “where did this envelope come from?” when they open the mail. For the people who have to purchase envelopes for their company, organization, event or campaign, however, envelopes can be a huge pain in the you know what. Well, until Rudkin Printing opened up, that is. As an advertising agency, we have thousands upon thousands upon thousands of envelopes printed for our clients each year. We were tired of waiting two or three weeks for an envelope order to be fulfilled. Our clients were tired of paying shipping fees or rush fees. We were tired of compromising cost with quality. Our mindset was this: is is not impossible to have high quality envelopes at low cost and quick turnaround. So, the go-getter behind Rudkin Productions set her sights on a new adventure, opening up a print shop next door to the agency that guaranteed low cost, quick turnaround and no stress. And that is exactly what we did! In December of 2010, Rudkin Printing came to life, and we have been printing envelopes ever since! On top of that, just a few months ago, Rudkin Printing initiated a dealer discount program that offers a discount to all printers, mailing houses and agencies that print their envelopes with Rudkin Printing.

This post would be incomplete without mentioning the man behind the press, Mr. Rick Adcock. Rick is a pressman with over 30 years of experience and is certified in the Jet Press Advanced Mechanics Course. Rick keeps the print shop in tip-top shape, makes sure the press is always clean and can run the Halm Jet like nobody’s business. Rick is the man. He can fix anything, build anything and gives the best birthday presents. So have no fear, when you print with Rudkin Printing, your envelopes are in very good hands.

How does the process work you ask? Pretty simple. You call us at 830.816.5306 and tell us what you need (size, quantity, colors) and we will send you a quote right away. If you like what you see, and we think you will, then you can send over the artwork of whatever you want on the logo, we’ll get is set up and send you a final proof and once you sign off we will start printing. Our standard turnaround time is 2-3 business days, but if you need them sooner, we will make it happen. If you’re interested, give us a call. We’d love to tell you more.

So there you have it, the story of Rudkin Printing. We think it is pretty great, but of course we’re biased. To see samples of envelopes we’ve printed and be the first to know about discounts and specials, ‘Like’ Rudkin Printing on Facebook.  Below are a few pictures your reward you for getting through this marathon of a post. Hope everyone has a great day! Thanks for reading.

Check out all of those envelopes!

Rick and Kathy showing the press to a group of middle school kids on a field trip

Can you count them all?

Sneak peek into the print shop

Speed is our middle name!

Just a few samples of envelopes we’ve printed