As your print partner, we promise you will look great on paper. That promise is backed by our full-service print capabilities, from traditional offset to digital print technologies. Our economical, efficient print production solutions will help your company communicate its message successfully. You will make a lasting impression on your clients, generate new leads, and field new business inquiries.
No matter how simple or complex your print project may be, we have the experience and technology to get the job done. For additional convenience, we offer fulfillment and lettershop services under one roof, allowing us to implement a delivery strategy to get your message right to your target audience. Call one of our printing specialists today at 1.800.457.2899 with the specifications of your upcoming print project, and we’ll give you a free quote for services that promise to deliver.
We offer full-color, offset printing solutions as well as commercial digital print options to accommodate your needs. We run multiple presses to offer you more options. Our highly skilled pre-press production staff will match your job with the proper equipment to ensure the best-looking outcome for your next project.
Our print-on-demand solutions offer you the ability to customize your communications to personalized, single-piece runs. Our digital printing technologies offer limitless possibilities so you can achieve – or exceed – the goals of your marketing campaign. Call us today with your on-demand print questions.
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Though the process doesn’t vary from printer to printer, the quality of the printed piece requires deep expertise and top-of-the line equipment.
The offset process is distinguished by its reliance on water and ink. For example, when a plate with the image is created, the plate is wet first with water, then ink, which sticks to the area on the plate where the image is; the water binds to the non-image area. The image is pressed to a rubber blanket, and then, to paper.
It’s called offset because the plates do not touch the paper. Offset printing addresses all formats — from spot color to full color. Simple to complex images look great, so you can let your imagination roam free.
Offset printing is the least expensive means to create products in large quantities such as mailers, envelopes, invoices, and other business forms, for example.
Offset printing is the cheapest way to produce high-quality prints in commercial printing quantities.
It delivers a consistent, high-quality image.
Time and cost associated with producing plates and printing press setup are a drawback, so smaller quantityjobs may be best suited for digital offset machines.
Web printing – no relation to the World Wide Web, by the way – is a type of offset printing, whereby rolls, or webs of paper, not separate sheets, are used for your high-quantity print job. Web-to-print is an alternative for newspapers, magazines, brochures, and direct mail. Web-to-print, or web offset printing, lets firms produce print material relatively inexpensively.
Fast turnaround times
Web-to-print is an economical option. Less costly than traditional offset printing, it usually takes only days to process a job; businesses can print higher quantities, economically.
Limited stock choices and sizes
As a rule, web-to-print jobs are on coated paper – not a good choice for business cards, as it is difficult – if not impossible – to write on them.
In addition, customers may be limited by size. Printers use their stock sizes, and not all of those sizes are standard.
Digital printing, ideal for smaller jobs, takes a digital image and prints it directly to media. It comes under the category of professional printing, though it may be compared to desktop publishing, which relies on laser or inkjet printers.
It may appear to have a higher cost-per-page associated with it, as compared to offset, but that cost is typically negated since printing plates are not part of the process.
These labor savings, plus technology advancements, means digital printing may match or exceed offset printing technology, so that it, too, can be a cost-effective choice for print runs of thousands of sheets.
Avoids cost of producing printing plates
Provides on-demand printing
Guarantees shorter completion times
Offers image modification (variable data)
Matches offset printing’s appeal for larger print runs at a low price, in most cases
Often, the end-product has lost some fine-image detail
Most commercial digital printing processes require inkjet or laser printers to lay pigment/toner onto substrates like paper, photo paper, canvas, glass, metal, and marble. The likelihood exists that this type of ink/toner will not go through the substrate, so it forms a thin layer on the surface that may require additional steps to ensure adhesion.
Sheet-fed offset printing is usually reserved for small-to-medium jobs, as opposed to web-to-print or traditional offset printing.
Sheet-fed printing is just as its name implies: Individual sheets are fed into the press. The quality of this type of printing is usually comparable to offset printing. Paper can be pre-cut to the desired size or cut after the job.
Today, many sheet-fed presses offer clients the opportunity to print on both sides of the material – a capability made possible by a perfecter/perfector or perfecting cylinder.
Consumers are inundated with marketing fluff. How will your vital message ever reach them? The answer? Variable-data printing.
Now, there’s no reason to stick with a plain-vanilla campaign when you can customize your message to such an extent that each recipient has a reason to respond.
Variable-data printing uses Big Data to personalize a company’s approach to direct mail, all the way down to reaching an individual potential buyer.
Each piece of direct mail can be personalized – automatically putting your piece on top of everyone’s mail stack. Your message will demand attention – and be separated instantly from the flyers and menus and special offers that don’t interest your customer at all.
Variable-data printing, a type of digital printing, features on-demand printing, where text, graphics, and images may be altered from one printed piece to the next, without affecting the process. This is accomplished by using data from an external file or a database.
If each piece is personalized, the recipient is more inclined to respond. Create attention-grabbing direct mail pieces with clear appeal to your target market, and wait for the swell of responses to follow.
Still collect a paper paycheck? Then you’ve already seen one of the most common applications of continuous forms printing.
Continuous forms printing produces documents familiar to all of us. Any time you hold a single sheet with a perforation on it, think: continuous forms.
This type of printing is in large demand by businesses because it is ideal for departments that require a roll of forms with perforations to separate into single sheets after printing.
Applications for continuous forms printing include cash-register receipts, payroll and accounts payable checks, data mailers, statements, invoices, and purchase orders. Often, these forms are used largely in the financial, medical, and law fields, but any business that uses perforated forms on a regular basis, should consider continuous forms printing.
Of course, after more than a decade, Amerilist Printing Solutions knows everything there is to know about printing to help you meet your needs and execute successful campaigns – again and again. Call us today at 800.457.2899 for our expert opinion on which option is best for your business.