Print

CMYK: always a process

Prepress

Prepress 101: Graphtech’s Prepress team takes your supplied files, pictures, or noodle art and prepares them for print.

Prepress Advanced: Graphtech’s Prepress team processes files presented in various states and transforms them into print-ready PDFs for direct-to-plate output. They can work with multiple formats, including InDesign, QuarkXPress, Pagemaker, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat and more – PC or MAC based. The process is user friendly: use our new FTP site; email us; or send us a disk…and leave the rest to us!

See our Preflight Tips for helpful information in preparing your files.

 

Offset Printing

Offset 101: We have two big and two smaller printers (a.k.a. “presses”) that allow you to print from one to five colors. Our big printers can even add varnish or a special color.

Offset Advanced: Graphtech operates one of Central Pennsylvania’s most versatile pressrooms. From high quality one- or two-color printing to five-color production (think full-color plus a spot color or varnish), Graphtech takes pride in being able to accommodate a wide range of printed projects. Our dedication to quality equipment translates to consistent results from printed piece to printed piece; from publication to publication.

If you need larger quantities or flexible paper and/or color options, offset printing is ideal. It is also a great choice for letterhead, booklets, brochures and newsletters. Our Account Managers will help you determine if offset printing meets the needs of your project and budget. They are also an excellent resource for paper, sizing, finishing and binding options.

 

Digital Printing

Digital 101: Although they look like “big copiers”, the print-industry refers to them as digital presses. The cool thing that digital presses can do that offset cannot, is the ability to customize each piece through variable data.

Digital Advanced: The core difference between offset and digital printing is that digital uses no plates, which reduces set-up time, cost and overall waste. Digital is perfect for low quantity jobs, quick turnarounds, and variable data/image items like customized postcards. Graphtech’s digital presses produce high quality images at a great value. Ask your Account Manager to show you offset versus digital examples – you’ll be amazed how closely they resemble each other.

 

Wide Format Printing

Wide Format 101: Wide format printing allows you to print your image digitally, but BIGGER!

Wide Format Advanced: Large format prints are the most effective tools to advertise your event or promote your product. Graphtech can create digitally produced banners, oversized presentation checks, signage, posters, large color photographs and much more utilizing its wide format printer.

 

Binding/Finishing

Binding 101: After your job has been printed, binding is how we pull it all together.

Binding Advanced: Our in-house binding capabilities are extensive and include the following:

  • Folding
  • Cutting
  • Saddle-Stitching
  • Perfect Binding
  • Coil Binding
  • Drilling/Punching
  • Laminating
  • Padding
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Inserting

Our Account and Project Managers will assist in choosing the right binding process that is perfect for your project.

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