With these principles in mind, Stalinski chose to equip the press with top-of-the line Canon hardware from SumnerOne—a Canon image RUNNER ADVANCE 8295 Printer, for super-fast black and white printing, and 2 color digital printers. One is a Canon 8000 digital color printer with a booklet maker that can fold, square and trim edges, and finish the books in a variety of ways: stapled, saddle-stitched, or glue bound. This bigger machine can handle a wide variety of cardstocks. The smaller Canon digital color printer 750 features a large sheet feeder, giving Minutemen the ability to print 30in x 13in materials. “Both of these machines have given us capabilities in the marketplace that still, to this day, many other vendors don’t have,” Stalinski explains.
When Stalinski needs to upgrade hardware, SumnerOne is his only call. This wasn’t always the case. Like any good consumer, he shopped around, but found other suppliers wouldn’t listen to his needs—only wanting to show or sell, “want they wanted to give me,” Stalinski recalls. He has also come to depend on the customer service he gets from SumnerOne. “I don’t have three days for customer service to answer my question,” he says. “At SumnerOne, you can always call, and someone answers the phone. They can answer your question or find someone who can.”