ASAPpm - A Brief History
ASAP Opened It's Doors
ASAPpm opened its doors in Bells Corners and began offering clients quality offset and digital printing, with emphasis on quick turnarounds. ASAPpm handled the printing of the original proposal that eventually brought the Ottawa Senators to the NHL.
Expanding our Services
ASAPpm bought the embroidery division which serviced all the Marks Work Warehouse stores in the Ottawa area. This new service expanded our client base to include construction and uniform companies.
ASAPpm became a member of the Promotional Products Association of Canada (PPAC). As a result, we were able to offer promotional product management to companies for their Marketing and Trade Show requirements.
ASAPpm acquired a CD/DVD manufacturing company, allowing us to offer clients an alternative to printing manuals and enabling us to gain a foothold into a new dynamic media. ASAPpm expanded to a North American client base as well as the local music and medical industry.
ASAPpm acquired a 15,000 sq foot building currently located at 1-215 Terence Matthews Crescent.
ASAPpm upgraded its offset division by installing a 4 colour press which further enhanced its offset capabilities.
ASAPpm made a major investment in redesigning its own website and then began offering web and graphic design as a new service. ASAPpm recognized the value of being able to offer logo, layout, web and print based solutions for a company’s marketing needs.
ASAPpm made a major upgrade to its digital division by installing the Konica Minolta C6500 which offered leading edge non-wax based toner. As well, the Konica Minolta 1051 was installed to upgrade the black and white capabilities.
ASAPpm acquired Shirt Talk, a company that had been in business for over 30 years, offering silk screening for the sports and apparel industry.
ASAPpm further enhanced its Digital division with the installation of the Konica Minolta 8000. This allowed for heavier stock capabilities and dual fuzer technology, which truly made the finished product comparable in quality to offset printing without the long run commitment.
ASAPpm took on the clients of Organik Graphix, a T-shirt and large format digital company, specializing in uniquely branded apparel, such as discharge and foil imprint. This company was a leader in such specialty applications. ASAPpm brought Mission Stream into its portfolio specializing in Variable Data Printing and Marketing as well as Perfect Binding and Mail Services.
Upgraded our internal Job data base to a custom Work flow data base for job entry tracking costing and accounting as well as building a number of customised web portals for franchises like Greco and Retire at Home. We also added additional bindery equipment such our Duplo saddle stitcher and a secondary Knife.
ASAPpm opens a new division ASAP Safety Store - 2500 square foot retail and online store. Offering a full line of safety work wear and footwear to a variety of industry and completely renovates their office and production space adding an additional 2500 sq feet.
ASAPpm brings Evoke Direct Response in-house to further enhance our direct mail capabilities.
ASAPpm upgrades its digital department with the addition of the Konica 1085 allowing for thicker stocks and better colour matching
Large Format Printing
ASAPpm purchases new Epson colour plotter an industry leader in photographic quality for poster and banner printing. Updated vinyl capabilities with a new vinyl cutter.
Busy year here at ASAPpm. Added a new Konica Minolta 3080 digital printer with inline GBC punch to increase our digital department capacity by 50%. Added a new round corner machine as well as a lamination machine to our bindery department. Updated both our single and four head embroidery machines added new digitizing software and expanded the foot print of our embroidery division. Moved Sales, Pre-Press , Accounting and boardroom to the back of our building to streamline our work flow. Merged A Creative Alliance into our group of companies and now offer full assortment of info graphics.
Our printing department continues to thrive through various obstacles with the shut downs and social distancing rules throughout these strange and uncertain times. However, as of 2021, ASAPpm has survived the Covid 19 pandemic with some added strength to our apparel and promotional departments. By the end of 2019, the embroidery department saw the addition of 2 new machines. One brand new, and 1 lightly used, Tajima brand machines. The end of 2020 saw a complete facelift to the Screen Printing department, with the addition of a high quality Ryonet Riley Hopkins line press, and a high quality output light table to improve the stencil quality and overall print quality. Colour matching system and ink quality improvements, a cleaner and more organized workspace have all shown ASAPpm as a top contender in the region for your screen printing needs. The equipment, along with the addition of some qualified/experienced staff have greatly increased sales and customer satisfaction within these departments, and ASAPpm continues to grow their volume on a regular basis. Further improvements are in the works as we continue to adapt to new services, markets and clientele.