How’d Panini America Do That? Production Line Video Details Laser-Cutting Process.
On Friday we brought you 28 revealing images from our fabulous field trip last week to the Panini America printing facility. Today, we do you one better with captivating video footage of various products in various stages of production.
One of the things we didn’t show you in that gallery late last week? The hypnotically hip process of laser cutting numbers into 2012 Elite Football’s Prime Numbers insert. It’s easily one of the coolest processes I’ve seen on my many trips to the printing facility, and it will likely make you appreciate Prime Numbers — and other inserts like them — just a little bit more.
Other steps you’ll see in the blissful five-minute video that follows: Serial numbering some of those Prime Numbers, slitting and cutting 2012 Score Football and a few quality minutes spent on the production line with the now-shipping 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball.
But before you watch the video, here are a few images of the laser-cutting process to get you ready . . .
And now, the way-cool video . . .