Today prepress means everything that happens to a job and everything you do to it before you go on press. In the development process, every decision you make and every action you take will affect your outcome on press. So prepress isn’t just color separation and retouching, and it isn’t just file prep–it’s design, it’s planning, and it’s estimating. Think of prepress as design. It’s an integral part of the design process. It’s anticipating and avoiding problems, and recognizing opportunities. We help you to understand prepress and communicate with you at every step of the process.
From simple slits on a pocket folder to elaborate pop-up models, die cutting offers unlimited possibilities to design projects. Die cutting uses a metal die to cut paper. Many projects involve binding to hold signatures or page together. Various materials may be used including glue, staples, thread and screws. Binding usually involves scoring and folding. We work with you to ensure that your project finishes in top quality condition form concept all the way through printing and the final phases of production.
We are one of the few printers to offer this service in-house. Embossing allows an image to be raised above the level the paper . The image is transferred from a metal die onto paper using pressure and heat. Foil Stamping is using a die to transfer a thin film or foil from a roll of mylar backing onto a sheet of paper. Pressure and heat apply the foil to the stock. We provide a variety of options and colors.