There are loads of Designing Software's in the market that let you work up a design in no time. But design isnít all about the knowledge of just filling up text and placing pictures. Itís about creating the curiosity, grabbing the attention and making the deal with the end customer. To ensure that your product is marketed well we would suggest that you leave the designing to the professionals. Design plays an important and key role in determining the fate of your product. We recommend you to consider investing a reasonable amount in quality design work. Our design charges are a lot lower and reasonable than you think.
Itís essential that you thoroughly check your design before we print it. We provide you with a color laser proof for making all the essential checking required, but you shouldnít rely on the colours. The colors in the the laser proof are not color accurate. It is just a guide as to how the finished print would look and should be used only to check the text and get an idea of the final print.
Scanning & Proofing
We are experts at making the best out of any visual resources you bring to us whether they are prints, slides, negatives, hand drawn illustrations or original paintings. Our experience in colour correction, digital clean-up and manipulation of scanned images is of the highest order and expertise in the industry.
We use an Epson Flatbed professional scanner. It has an optical resolution of 4,000 dpi. We use Xerox laser working proofs to match industry standard accurate monochrome and colour proofing. The final proof is generated from the same image data as the printing plates and these proofs are colour calibrated to the printing press. You will therefore know accurately how your printed job will look and be able to suggest amendments and corrections before it goes to press.
Printup offers high quality printing services. Commercial printing jobs are printed on machines providing vibrant color and amazing quality. Smaller offset printing jobs, including 1 and 2 colour stationery items (i.e., invoices, vouchers, receipts, computer stationary items, etc.,), forms, and pamphlets are also printed in smaller machines to match your needs and to fit your budget.
We at Printup are ever striving to provide our clients with amazing quality prints at affordable prices.
Short run jobs with minimum quantity as low as 100 numbers that do not involve Four color processing are done by Screen Printing. This is a printing process by which ink is applied to the surface by forcing it through a fine mesh screen made of silk or a synthetic substitute. This process is done for printing small quantities of print jobs such as business cards, letterheads, envelopes, invitations, etc., Printup offers screen printing services for your short run jobs at highly affordable prices without compromising on the quality.
Printup uses new Digital Printing equipment to provide quick turnaround on short run full colour and black and white printing. This helps streamline very quick turnaround time and offer a wide range of publishing solutions, from short-run, on-demand pieces on up. This is ideal of printing small quantities in full color, for color proofing and for testing marketing materials. Products like business cards, postcards, rack cards, bookmarks, Labels, stickers, tags, Booklets, posters, etc., can be digitally printed.
We provide all types and sizes of Pre Printed, Blank computer Stationery on high quality paper. Our professional team offers services in designing and printing the best possible Pre Printed Form with the combination of your Company Name, Logo, number of copies etc. Letter Heads, Purchase Orders, Invoices, are usually in Pre Printed Forms. Pre Printed Forms are fully customized to your specification.
Laminating is the process of applying a film to either one side or both sides of a printed document. A choice of gloss or matt lamination gives an excellent quality finish to the job. This also enhances the durability of the job. Lamination can be a useful and often necessary addition to various products including posters, maps, membership cards, calendars, food labels, menus, signs, price tags, ID cards, point-of-sale materials, business cards, charts, photographs, placemats, badges, covers, certificates, and many others.
Spot UV Varnish
As the name suggests, a Spot Varnish is applied to chosen spots (areas), of a printed piece. This has the affect of highlighting and drawing attention to that part of the design, but it also provides the additional visual stimulus of having varied textures on a single printed surface. This adds a lot of interest, and can identify the printing as a premium piece of literature in the perception of the reader.
One very effective technique is to apply a UV gloss spot varnish on top of matt laminated printing. This achieves maximum contrast between the highly reflective shiny UV coating and the light-absorbing matt laminate, and can, for instance, create a striking first impression on presentation folders or a brochure cover.
Hot Foil Stamping
Hot Foil Stamping is a very versatile method of printing. Many colours and shades are available in foils. When a print project needs an elegant, non-tarnishing metallic finish to be applied to paper or a similar substrate, it's easily accomplished using a process referred to as foil stamping or hot stamping. The reproduction of graphics such as logos, polished metal, or highlighted spot areas requiring a high quality reflective image can be effectively achieved by using foil films rather than metallic inks for the end result. Metallic inks, which are similar to standard printing inks, provide a subdued metallic appearance. The natural tendency of the ink to be absorbed into the stock contributes to a duller looking effect. Businesses use foil stamping to identify folders, cards, and signs with their logo. The reflective and unusual treatment is sure to catch the eye of a potential customer.
Often used in combination with foil stamping, embossing is a process that applies pressure to the backside of a material to alter the surface, giving it a three dimensional or raised effect. The procedure involves the use of two dies, one fitting into the other so that the raised die forces the stock into the recessed die to create the embossed impression. A die maker engraves the desired image, or copy, into several metal plates, which are the embossing dies for use on an embossing press. Generally, embossing is the process most often employed to attract attention or convey a high quality textural contrast in relation to the surrounding area of the stock. A thorough understanding of the process will allow for a more successful result.
The main method or standard means of die cutting involves the use of metal dies to give paper or substrate products specific shapes or designs that cannot be accomplished by a straight cut on a web press or a guillotine cutter. By using knife-edge cutting blades formed into a pattern or die, a machine presses the die into the material to produce the desired shape. Almost any shape can be created and applied to a diverse array of raw materials. Labels, envelopes, folders, cartons, and documents are only a few of the many printed products that can be die cut for added functionality.
Single sheet products require the use of a flat bed die and a flat bed cutting press to die cut the shape into the paper stock. The speed of this process is slower than a web press, but it does provide die cutting capabilities to a wider variety of paper stocks and printed products.
Our die cutting services division can start with an idea, a sketch or a blueprint. Our custom die cutting capabilities range from computerized laser die cutting of intricate designs, laminating and specialty coatings, kiss cutting, four color process printing. We do high and low tech jobs and are cost competitive at both. Products such as cartons, cache covers, promo cards, display cards, rack cards, tags, door hangers, etc., are ideal for die cutting. Perforation, overall and for tearing. Multiple hole patterns available to perforate paper and board with inline die-cutting or printing.
Saddle stitched books are constructed with sheets that are printed front and back that represent four pages of a book. The sheets of four pages are stacked with other sheets in the correct page order and then stapled along the fold line or saddle. The stapling is accomplished on equipment that cuts staples from a continuous roll of wire mounted on the machine and inserts them into the paper. Some machines can do the folding and stitching in one operation. Many booklet manufacturers use this multiple task equipment to increase efficiency.
A spiral binding consists of a continuous wire, which is coiled through evenly spaced holes that have been punched into the pages of a book. The spiral wire can be made of metal, plastic, or plastic coated metal. Plastic is available in a variety of colors, but the metal spiral has a limited color selection. When the books are open, the pages lie flat. The pages can also be folded over completely, which makes spiral binding a good choice for training manuals, notebooks and calendars.
Soft Sewn Cover
Occasionally the pages of a book are attached to paperback or soft covers with the use of strong thread, which is sewn through the pages and cover using special equipment. This binding method is often preferred for technical manuals and textbooks, which may be handled often by a number of people. It is more durable than perfect binding or wire binding where the overuse of a book may cause the binding to fail at a faster rate.
Perfect binding is one of the most commonly used binding methods. It is used for many types of publications including magazines, catalogs, paperback books, and telephone directories. Pages for a perfect bound publication are gathered, stacked, and placed in special equipment where the binding edge is covered with glue. A cover is then attached to the book to complete the process. Perfect binding is most successful when the paper grain runs parallel with the spine of the book. Magazines and books may have the title and other information printed on the flat spine of the cover.
Loose Leaf Binding is one of the simplest methods of binding. Cut pages are punched with holes to accommodate the rings or posts contained in the binder. An advantage to both ring or post binders is that pages can be added or removed easily. The ring binder also has the advantage of allowing the pages to lie flat when the book is open, making it a good choice for technical or training manuals. An allowance for the inner margin (gutter) must be made to allow for the holes that are punched in the pages.