About KC Face Shields
We are a large format printer specializing in trade signage for commercial businesses throughout the Midwest. We employ 17 people from the KC Metro area. We want to keep them all employed and offer full-time hours for those that choose to work during this difficult time.
As our name implies, Largeprinting.com owns and operates several large format printers, but we also have an array of large format digital cutters. Recent events have caused us to refocus our resources. With the current need for medical PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), we wanted to use our facilities and expertise to help. Last week, the Largeprinting.com creative team developed these face shields using our digital cutters in our large format print shop. We updated our shop procedures to follow the CDC guidelines which include:
- Where possible, our staff is working from home.
- Our production crew is sanitizing our office space frequently throughout the day.
- We follow social distancing guidelines to avoid close contact (6 ft of distance from each other.)
- We have implemented "contactless" curbside service. Rather than ask you to come into our store, call us when you arrive, and we will bring your order to you while you remain in your car.
- We also offer local "contactless" deliveries”.
We changed everything about how we do business in a week and brought this much needed product to market at the same time. We estimate that we can produce up to 1,000 face shields per day and plan to fulfill and ship orders very quickly - many days faster than anyone in the country even under normal circumstances.
Our creative team took this from concept to prototype to production in less than 5 days. Our Marketing team built the KC Shields store in 2 days. Our CEO spent most of his days this week and last securing the supplies needed to make these face shields.
To do this quickly, the CEO had related supplies expedited and prioritized work for our digital cutters for the production of face shields.
Our Creative team designed the visor for KC Face Shield so that it could be produced on one of our precision high-speed digital cutters. They designed the prototype, the pattern and the related cut file that is used by the machine. They were inspired by the work of 3D printers and challenged themselves to create 3 dimensions with 2 dimensional media and tools. The result is that we precision-cut PVC substrate to make a wearable, easy to ship, easy to assemble, easy to fit visor very quickly.
Our Kongsberg digital cutters use a digital pattern designed by our Creative team. We are happy to share our cut files with anyone that has digital cutters. We can produce up to 1,000 face shields per day. Our fulfillment team should be able to ship orders within 1-2 business days of receipt.
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