KAREN LINDQUIST CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

May 1, 2018 - Karen Lindquist, our Order Processing Specialist, has reached an exciting milestone of 40 years of service at Royal. Karen started her career at Royal in May of 1978. She started working at the end of the collator and also doing bindery work. This provided a great opportunity to learn the forms manufacturing process. In Karen's current role as Order Processing Specialist, she goes over each order to make sure all job information is entered accurately, and she also creates our job tickets. Karen's hobbies include knitting, walking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

"We are so thankful for Karen's amazing work ethic and dedication," said President Tim Urness. "We would not be the company we are today without her."

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April 8, 2018 - After a successful relaunch of our website, we have expanded our online activities.We are excited to use the LinkedIn platform to share industry news, and present ideas and product solutions. Follow us today at www.linkedin.com/company/royalbfp/.

 

Royal SPONSORS LOCAL PSDA EVENT

November 9, 2017 - A group of local PSDA members gathered in Eagan, MN, with the theme of "Giving and Growing: An Afternoon of Service and Innovation." The group participated in a 90-minute food packing session at Feed My Starving Children, where they helped make meals that will feed 98 children for a year. "What a great opportunity to step out of the office, gain perspective, and focus on serving others, " said Tim Urness, President of Royal. After the food packing session, the group participated in networking and building relationships. They spent time in a roundtable discussion sharing ideas on technology, challenges in the industry, and how we can further enhance manufacturer and distributor partnerships. Royal was proud to be a Gold sponsor of the event.

 

Royal Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 4, 2017 – Royal has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 40 years of print excellence and innovation.

Ron Urness, currently Sole Director, founded Royal Business Forms & Printing, Inc. in October 1977 after spending 12 years working for Holden Business Forms. As the founder and original President of Royal, Ron has experienced and worked in every position in one form or another over the years. Ron still plays an active role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business while keeping focused on making the decisions necessary for long-term success. Ron’s philosophy has been to keep company debt to a minimum while consistently reinvesting profits back into the business, allowing Royal to evolve and grow. In 1977, Royal only produced snapout forms; today, their state-of-the-art equipment and processes have made them a market leader for traditional business forms, labels, cut sheets, jumbo rolls, checks and digital print products.

Five of Royal’s first 10 employees still work for the company, and 46 of their current 62 employees have been with Royal for 10 or more years.

Ron says his favorite thing about Royal is “the cooperation we get from all the great people here. Our team gets on board quickly with the changes necessary to run a successful business. I enjoy watching everyone contribute to our success.”

Royal would like to thank all of their partners who have contributed to their success in the past, present and future.
 

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CASE STUDIES

GOAL: TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WITH PREVIOUS VENDOR

We worked with a local distributor on a machine-applied label item that he was producing with a different vendor. The distributor was having several quality problems and was looking to move the order to a vendor who could eliminate those issues. We developed a customized checklist and quality control process specific to this item. We have been running this order for over a year now without issue.

GOAL: TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF PRODUCT

We worked with a distributor who had a specialized preprinted check program with a mail house. They were having a lot of problems with offsetting and dry time, so we offered to produce the orders with UV drying on both front and back. This move allowed us to earn the business, and solved several problems for the end user. The ink was cured immediately using our UV technology, allowing the forms to be imaged as soon as they were received by the end user. The UV drying also resulted in sharper color without offsetting.

GOAL: TO EARN NEW BUSINESS

We started working with a local distributor who wanted to earn new business from a large local company. Representatives from the end company met jointly with us and our distributor. Together, we toured our facility, and the end company was pleased with the results. We proceeded to set up the artwork and run some test forms. During the test process, we decided to invest in some new equipment to provide a higher quality barcode on the end product. We also recommended a change in paper stock to save money. The end company ended up awarding us the business, and we have now been producing large volume orders for them for over several years.

GOAL: TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE

A distributor came to us with a unique label, matte with a spot gloss pattern overlay. The order had been produced by a different vendor, but the ink started chipping off the bottles once the label was applied. The original vendor remade the labels with their proposed solution and it was supposed to be better but had the same disappointing result. The distributor reached out to us and after a couple of meetings, we had a detailed analysis of the label and a proposed solution to the problem. We produced samples at no charge for our distributor to show their client. The end result was a much more durable label achieving this same tricky design all at a very competitive price point. The end client placed an order with this new alternative and, in the words of our distributor: “Thanks to Royal, I feel confidence has been restored.”

GOAL: TO CUT COSTS

A local distributor had a large program established with a marketing company to provide them with materials. They were looking for ways to cut costs. We were able to streamline their processes in down, and therefore we were able to capture the business. Our suggestions included changing to a select list of standard inks, and redesigning the artwork to include lockup. Our full prepress department handle and modify their artwork as necessary to keep the layout and color consistent.