Our Technology

Mercury strives to be at the cutting edge of Graphics Arts technology. For years we’ve participated in alpha, beta and, early customer acceptance tests from our top tier vendors. They appreciate the feedback, and we appreciate the opportunity to test drive a technology ahead of our competition.

While many traditional printing companies have been remaking themselves into Marketing Service Providers, we’ve focused on how we can use modern technology to enable our core business… print. Print is boring you say. It’s a commodity, anyone can do it. That might be true to some, but not printing geeks like us. Don’t get us wrong, if you need a Website, eCommerce solution supporting variable & static products, or a cross-media pURL campaign we can handle it. Where our technology really shines is in solving our customer’s most challenging procurement, or turn-around-time demands. We’ve spent the last 8 years developing an application that allows our customers to deeply integrate with our automation systems. When they submit an order, it’s on the Production floor, ready to print in as little as 5 minutes!

You need some special skills to to keep an Ink Jet printer that gobbles up 600 ft of paper in a minute from going hungry. We affectionately call our Kodak Prosper 5000 XLi Presses “Hungry Beasts” and for good reason. The Prosper is one of the most advanced printing presses ever built.

Network

We house nearly 400 TB of data storage for our customers. Our datacenter is protected by Enterprise Class Network and Physical Security. In addition to Intrusion Prevention, we’re also protected by a Novec 1230 fire suppression system. This system will extinguish a fire without damaging the electrical components in our Data Center.

Speaking of the Data Center, it was purpose built from the ground up. We literally started with a “green field” and installed the infrastructure that we know will be the nerve center for our company and its solutions for years to come. We have room for 1000’s of servers in our “cold aisle”. Dedicated and redundant cooling and 30,000 VA of battery backup keep quiet watch over everything day and night.


  • 100Mb Full Duplex Internet
  • Voice T-1 connection
  • Sonicwall E5500 Firewall
  • HP 1000 base-T Network Switches
  • Cat6 Ethernet network
  • 62.5/125 um Fiber Optic 10 Gb Network Uplinks
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers
  • HP Proliant Servers
  • 12 TB Three Node Isilon WIP
  • 40 TB Xanadu Archive
  • HP SAN Storage arrays
  • Dual Redundant File Servers
  • HP C7000 Blade enclosure
  • Program Solutions PSI, MIS System
  • Macola Web Order and Fulfillment Software
  • MS SQL Server
  • Windows 2008 Datacenter & 2012 Server
  • VMware ESXi
  • Kodak Prinergy Workflow
  • XMPie Server
  • 480v / 150a Dedicated Electrical Circuit
  • 30 kVA / 30 kW Liebert APM Three Phase Room UPS
  • 225a Electrical Feeder Busway
  • Liebert Three Phase 208/120VAC Rack PDUs
  • Liebert DFC Optimized Server Rack Systems
  • Liebert CRV Chilled Water Precision Cooling System
  • FM-200 Fire Suppression
  • Air Tight and Secure Room

Digital & Offset Equipment


  • 1 Creo / Scitex Eversmart Pro, Flat Bed Scanner
  • 2 Epson Large Format Printers, up to 42 inches
  • 1 HP Large Format Inkjet, up to 42 inches
  • 18 Mac OSX Workstations
  • 64 PC Workstations
  • Mercury supports all current versions of Mac & PC software/file formats
  • 1 Creo Trendsetter Spectrum
  • 1 Mega Stahl Plate Inspection Station
  • 1 Digital Plate Densitometer, SRS Register Systems throughout
  • 1 Ternes Pneumatic Plate Punch
  • 1 Heidelberg SM102 6 Color, CD with Tower Coater, max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg SM102 5 Color perfector with Coater, max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg Speedmaster 5-Color, Perfector max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg GTOZ 2-color, max sheet size 14×20
  • 1 Xrite Spectrodensitometer
  • 2 Gretag Densitometers
  • 2 X-Rite Densitometers
  • 1 INX/GFI Digital Ink Mixing Machine with color corrected formulas
  • 2 Kodak Prosper Press 5000XLi high speed color inkjet web press
  • 1 Kodak Prosper Press 1000 high speed monochrome inkjet web press
  • 1 Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Press
  • 1 EMT Chameleon 30″ Roll sheeting line with in-line punching and perforating
  • 3 LaserMax 20.5″ Roll sheeting lines with in line perforating
  • 3 Xerox iGen4 Digital Color Press, black only or 4 color variable/short run digital
  • 1 HP Indigo 7200, Digital Web Press, 6 Color, 2 Sides, 13 Inch Web
  • 1 Xerox Nuvera 144 Production monochrome Printer
  • 1 Xerox 8265 (Mutoh) – 65” wide format inkjet printer
  • 1 HP Scitex FB 6100 – 10.5’ x 6.5’ Flatbed and 84” wide roll-fed inkjet printer
  • 1 Royal Sovereign – laminator/mounting device
  • 1 FSC substrate cutter
  • Hot melt and tape seaming equipment
  • Grommeting equipment

Network

We house nearly 400 TB of data storage for our customers. Our datacenter is protected by Enterprise Class Network and Physical Security. In addition to Intrusion Prevention, we’re also protected by a Novec 1230 fire suppression system. This system will extinguish a fire without damaging the electrical components in our Data Center.
Speaking of the Data Center, it was purpose built from the ground up. We literally started with a “green field” and installed the infrastructure that we know will be the nerve center for our company and its solutions for years to come. We have room for 1000’s of servers in our “cold aisle”. Dedicated and redundant cooling and 30,000 VA of battery backup keep quiet watch over everything day and night.

  • 100Mb Full Duplex Internet
  • Voice T-1 connection
  • Sonicwall E5500 Firewall
  • HP 1000 base-T Network Switches
  • Cat6 Ethernet network
  • 62.5/125 um Fiber Optic 10 Gb Network Uplinks
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers
  • HP Proliant Servers
  • 12 TB Three Node Isilon WIP
  • 40 TB Xanadu Archive
  • HP SAN Storage arrays
  • Dual Redundant File Servers
  • HP C7000 Blade enclosure
  • Program Solutions PSI, MIS System
  • Macola Web Order and Fulfillment Software
  • MS SQL Server
  • Windows 2008 Datacenter & 2012 Server
  • VMware ESXi
  • Kodak Prinergy Workflow
  • XMPie Server
  • 480v / 150a Dedicated Electrical Circuit
  • 30 kVA / 30 kW Liebert APM Three Phase Room UPS
  • 225a Electrical Feeder Busway
  • Liebert Three Phase 208/120VAC Rack PDUs
  • Liebert DFC Optimized Server Rack Systems
  • Liebert CRV Chilled Water Precision Cooling System
  • FM-200 Fire Suppression
  • Air Tight and Secure Room

Digital & Offset Equipment


  • 1 Creo / Scitex Eversmart Pro, Flat Bed Scanner
  • 2 Epson Large Format Printers, up to 42 inches
  • 1 HP Large Format Inkjet, up to 42 inches
  • 18 Mac OSX Workstations
  • 64 PC Workstations
  • Mercury supports all current versions of Mac & PC software/file formats
  • 1 Creo Trendsetter Spectrum
  • 1 Mega Stahl Plate Inspection Station
  • 1 Digital Plate Densitometer, SRS Register Systems throughout
  • 1 Ternes Pneumatic Plate Punch
  • 1 Heidelberg SM102 6 Color, CD with Tower Coater, max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg SM102 5 Color perfector with Coater, max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg Speedmaster 5-Color, Perfector max sheet size 28×40
  • 1 Heidelberg GTOZ 2-color, max sheet size 14×20
  • 1 Xrite Spectrodensitometer
  • 2 Gretag Densitometers
  • 2 X-Rite Densitometers
  • 1 INX/GFI Digital Ink Mixing Machine with color corrected formulas
  • 2 Kodak Prosper Press 5000XLi high speed color inkjet web press
  • 1 Kodak Prosper Press 1000 high speed monochrome inkjet web press
  • 1 Kodak NexPress Digital Production Color Press
  • 1 EMT Chameleon 30″ Roll sheeting line with in-line punching and perforating
  • 3 LaserMax 20.5″ Roll sheeting lines with in line perforating
  • 3 Xerox iGen3 Digital Color Press, black only or 4 color variable/short run digital
  • 3 Xerox iGen4 Digital Color Press, black only or 4 color variable/short run digital
  • 1 HP Indigo 7200, Digital Web Press, 6 Color, 2 Sides, 13 Inch Web
  • 1 Xerox Nuvera 144 Production monochrome Printer
  • 1 Xerox 8265 (Mutoh) – 65” wide format inkjet printer
  • 1 HP Scitex FB 6100 – 10.5’ x 6.5’ Flatbed and 84” wide roll-fed inkjet printer
  • 1 Royal Sovereign – laminator/mounting device
  • 1 FSC substrate cutter
  • Hot melt and tape seaming equipment
  • Grommeting equipment

eMerx

Mercury has developed and utilizes our own custom POD automation application called eMerx.
eMerx provides the connection between our customers and our production/shipping systems, in addition to Mercury’s own ePrinting initiatives. Our team of programmers and Project Managers can find the best method of connectivity between your business and our systems.
We are able to provide you with complete monitoring of your orders, order history, On-Time accuracy, etc. through our custom-built, eMerx Customer portals.

eMerx

Mercury has developed and utilizes our own custom POD software called ‘eMerx’.

eMerx provides the connection between our customers and our production/shipping systems, in addition to Mercury’s own ePrinting initiatives. Our team of programmers and Project Managers can find the best method of connectivity between your business and our systems.

We are able to provide you with complete monitoring of your orders, order history, On-Time accuracy, etc. through our eMerx Customer portals.

3D Printing

We’ve begun to experiment with bringing 3D printing to our customers. We can take custom designs, or develop them internally using materials ranging from PLA, Nylon, Carbon Fiber, or Stainless Steel.

This takes professional software tools and engineering skills. Not something you’ll find at the local Copy Shop.

3D Printing

3D printing custom designs with materials ranging from PLA, Nylon, Carbon Fiber, or Stainless Steel takes professional software tools and engineering skills. Not something you’ll find at the local Copy Shop.