Here at Classic Impressions we pride ourselves on quality digital print jobs completed faster than a speeding bullet. Wait, that’s Superman. But we do offer same day/next day turnarounds which basically makes us better than Superman.
This technology has come a long way! Images are sent to the printer using digital files and colored toner is printed directly onto the paper, typically Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK). The toner sits on top of the paper rather than being absorbed like with traditional ink resulting in faster drying times and a visually polished finish.
Advantages of digital printing:
- Lower Minimum quantities and your best choice for small print jobs
- Lower Set-up costs
- Variable Printing
- Faster turnaround times
This technology uses plates, usually made from CTP (computer to plate), which are used to transfer an image onto a rubber “blanket”, and then rolling that image onto a sheet of paper. It’s called offset because the ink is not transferred directly onto the paper. Shirley you can’t expect such a complicated process to be completed as fast as digital print jobs but it does provide accurate color reproduction, and crisp, clean professional looking printing. And don’t call me Shirley.
Advantages of Offset printing:
- Large quantities are printed cost effectively making it your best choice for higher volumes
- The higher the quantity, the less expensive the print piece
- A large variety of paper types with custom finishes can be used
- Special custom inks such as metallic and Pantone colors are available
- Highest possible printing quality, with greater detail and color fidelity
This is a form of offset printing where a continuous roll of paper is fed through the printing press. Pages are separated and cut to size after they have been printed. Web offset printing is used for high-volume publications such as mass-market books, magazines, newspapers, catalogues and brochures.
Change text, graphics and images from one piece to the next with this digital printing option, without slowing down the printing process. Information from a database and external files can be used to create the variable. This is your best option for Direct Mail campaigns, Thank you Cards, Postcards, Invoices and any other piece that can be personalized to connect with your customer. Direct Addressing: Allows you to personalize a printed piece with variable data, increasing the open and response rate of your direct mail. We can inkjet names, addresses, indicias and taglines directly onto envelopes, postcards, magazines, brochures and more!
This is where it all began. With over 25 years of industry experience, we have established a foundation based on quality and service. Our production facility includes 5 state of the art Halm Jet Presses, each capable of printing up to 60,000 envelopes per hour. Our versatility allows us to print all sizes, styles, and colours. Excelling at rush orders is one of our specialties. Whether you know exactly what you want or have no idea where to start, our experienced staff (familiar with postal regulations and standards) can make it happen!