Jobs best suited for Conventional Printing:
UV printing referes to the ink that is used in the press. UV Ink varies from traditional inks in how they lay on the paper and how they dry. Conventional inks soak into the paper and dry by evaporation. UV inks sit on the paper and are dried by UV lamps.
UV colors are more vibrant when used on uncoated papers. Since UV inks are completely dry as the sheets come out of the press, finishing operations can begin immediatly. UV inks are more environmentally friendly, less VOCs. To learn more about the UV process, visit our UV page.
We utilize Heidelberg presses for our commercial printing. These presses have the capability of offering up to 5 colors in one pass with in-line aqueous coatings. Our Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-105, is capable of offering 8 colors in a single pass while perfecting (printing both sides). They can handle sheet sizes from 11 x 17 inches to 28 x 40 inches.
All of our commercial presses have InkZone technology installed on them. This allows us to pass our G7® color profile information, used to create the contract proof, straight to the press. This gives the press a starting point for ink settings, allowing the press to come to optimum color quickly and producing less waste. Once the precise color settings are achieved, the InkZone system monitors the color during the run and automatically makes the necessary adjustments to maintain that color throughout the entire press run.
Our commercial presses can apply coatings or varnishes as necessary for your particular job needs. Varnishes provide striking contrast on printed materials. Coatings are used to replace varnishes, and although they are not as striking as the varnish, they provide additional appeal to your image at a reduced cost. Coating inks also provide the added benefit of drying almost instantly. Both varnishes and coatings are available in gloss and matte finishes. For more information about varnishes and coatings, please refer to the Varnish section of our Knowledge Library.
Our small press area excels at one- and two-color printing. These presses are designed to handle sheet sizes up to 12 x 18 inches. We have a variety of manufacture presses, each designed to provide optimum results for your application. These presses offer quick set-up and fast turn-times with exceptional quality.
If you would like further information on the technical specifications and details on this equipment, please contact your sales representative.