Sheet Fed Offset PrintingSix color printing press

Since 1967, our press room has grown and developed to where we now can handle nearly any sheet-fed printing job. With five presses we can meet your deadlines with ease. Our variety of presses give us the flexibility to print a sheet as large as 28” x 40”, print two sides in one pass (perfecting), or print directly onto envelopes. Our Komori presses are equipped with coaters and extended delivery, so printed sheets dry instantly. This translates into faster turn-around time, as the pressmen don’t need to wait for one side to dry before printing the other side.

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The four-color printing process uses the colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) to simulate a nearly infinite variety of colors. Traditionally, colors are printed in orderly rows of dots of various sizes called line screens - one screen for each color, positioned at different angles. Unlike traditional line screens, ProGraphics supports stochastic screening, which renders the different color values of an image by controlling the number of very fine randomly spaced dots in an area, rather than the size of the dot. With stochastic screening, colors are more vibrant, fine details are sharper, the press run is more consistent, and images are “photographic” quality, free of unwanted artifacts and moiré patterns. Our stochastic screening is 175 lines. So fine, it is nearly invisible to the naked eye, further ensuring high-quality printed materials.

Some colors are "out-of-gamut" and cannot be simulated using the four-color process. If you are after a metallic, fluorescent or other out-of-gamut ink color, it will have to be printed as a “spot” color. Spot colors are specified according to the printing industry standard Pantone Matching System (PMS) using a PMS swatch book. It may be necessary to use a spot color for legibility when printing very small or fine type in a specified color, or to achieve consistent color over a large area (flooding), or to ensure exact color matches between printed pieces.

Finally, you may want to create more impact and extra depth by applying a rich gloss or satiny dull varnish after the printing is completed. A plastic ultraviolet (UV) coating may also be applied for a very high rich gloss, added durability and protection from the sun's rays. UV may be applied overall, or as a spot UV. For instance a spot UV can be applied over the images to really make them stand out, or to create a textural pattern.

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Make it Personal.

Variable data allows you to customize each piece of a printing project so that your message is highly relevant to your customers. Depending upon the information you have collected about your customers in your database, ProGraphics can produce individualized letters that target inactive accounts, address each customer by name, lets them know how long it has been since they made a purchase from you, what it was, how close your business is to where they live or work, etc. You can make personalized special offers based on buying habits, and even add variable images to target your prospects' age, lifestyle or interests. Test the effectiveness of an offer or the quality of different mailing lists with variable data, before rolling out a major direct mail campaign.

Eliminate Waste

Variable data printing is ideal for newsletters with several versions or documentation that changes frequently. Variable data eliminates waste because you print only what you need when you need it. No need to warehouse large quantities of printed materials, or dispose of them because they go out of date. Information can be stored electronically and kept up-to-date and accurate. With print-on-demand flexibility, even last minute changes can be made almost instantly.

Kodak NexPress SX3900 Digital Offset Press

Kodak NexPress

Our new Kodak NexPress Digital Offset Press delivers top-notch full color offset quality printing on a range of papers and substrates, from cover stock to transparencies, with variable capability. When you incorporate Variable Data Printing into your marketing strategy, you can stretch your marketing dollars and printing budget.

Dimensional Printing Effects

The Kodak NexPress also offers dimensional printing which can be used to simulate a variety of textures and effects, similar to spot UV. Simulate the look and feel of fabric, leather, lace, wood, perforated metal... whatever you can imagine, without incurring the cost of a special substrate. Add matte or gloss coatings, spot or flood applications, on coated or uncoated stock. The possibilities are practically unlimited.

UV Printing

ProGraphics' Kodak NexPress can also print red fluorescing dry ink, which is nearly invisible except under an ultraviolet light source, and may be used for tracking and security validation, without affecting the aesthetics of the printed piece. Add security to tickets for exclusive events or invisbly code your printed offers to gauge response levels to different variables.

For Retailers

  • Sales Mailers
  • Catalogs/Price Lists
  • In-Store Signs
  • Counter Displays
  • Price Tags/Labels
  • Gift Boxes/Gift Cards
  • Targeted Direct Mailers
  • List Acquisitions

For Manufacturers

  • Product Brochures
  • Sell Sheets
  • Catalogs/Price Lists
  • POP Displays
  • Custom Packaging
  • Package Inserts
  • User Guides
  • Maintenance Manuals
  • Sales Training Materials

For Service Providers

  • Newsletters
  • Business Cards
  • Direct Mail Promotions
  • Announcements
  • Custom Forms & Contracts
  • Service Reminders
  • Custom Holiday Cards
  • Thank You Notes
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