Understanding Commercial Printing Services And Options
If you’re a business and you’re interested in commercial printing services for the first time, it’s likely you don’t know exactly where to start. There’s a wide range of commercial printing services that are available, below you’ll find them.
So, where do you start?
Commercial Printing Services Types
Banners – Vinyl Banners can be ordered in one foot increments from 1 x 1 to 5 x 48 feet. They are printed on one side with full color 5 year rated eco-solvent ink and come with extra strong weld hemming on all sides and punched metal grommets for hanging. Other options can be custom ordered.
Bookmarks – Bookmarks are a great way to help your customer not forget their spot but also help them remember you.
Business Cards – Business cards are another great way to help customers remember you. Folded business cards can be printed in both horizontal and vertical formats for twice the marketing power.
Brochures – Brochures are available in four standard sizes, 8-1/2 x 11, 8-1/2 x 14, 11 x 17 and 11 x 25-1/2, and many custom sizes. An unfolded 8-1/2 x 11 is often used as a flyer or product sheet or tri-folded or half folded for a company brochure. There are numerous paper choices and are printed with 4-color on the front side and blank, black only, or 4-color on the back.
Calendars – Get a custom calendar made with your photos! Calendars are available in two sizes, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 8 1/2 x 11, and are printed 4-color throughout, with a 1/8″ drilled hole for hanging. Cover paper options are 80# gloss text, 70# uncoated text, 80# dull/matte text, 100# gloss text, and 80# gloss or dull/matte cover stock (8 1/2 x 11 only). The inside pages are printed on 80# gloss text weight, 70# uncoated text, 80# dull/matte text, or 100# gloss text. Aqueous or UV coating is available on front and back covers on gloss stock.
Catalogs – Customers demand information, and product catalogs and booklets can generate orders. Catalogs come in two sizes, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and 8-1/2 x 11. Front and back covers are printed 4-color, and inside front and back covers are blank, black-only, or 4-color. Cover paper can be 80# gloss, 80# dull/matte, 100# gloss text or #80 gloss or dull/matte cover. Inside pages can be 4-color or black, on 80# gloss text, 80# dull/matte or 100# gloss text.
Postcards – Postcards are printed on high-quality 14pt 120# gloss, 120# dull/matte or 100# uncoated, and 160# 18pt gloss cover stock with four-color process printing on one or both sides or blank or black only on the back. Sizes are 4.25 x 5.5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 6 x 9 and 6 x 11. Aqueous coating is free and optional UV or Soft Touch coating is available on the gloss stock.
Posters – Posters are printed 4-color on one side, with a maximum size of 17 x 24. Paper is 100# gloss text or 80# gloss cover stock, with free aqueous or optional UV coating.
Letterheads And Envelopes – You can order custom letterhead and envelopes together, both printed 4 colors on one side. Our featured stock is Hammermill 70# Lustre. This ultra-smooth stock shows off your 4-color design beautifully, and is guaranteed laser-safe. Letterhead and envelopes can also be ordered separately.