The design and prepress solutions include everything you need in order to create the product that you want to be printed. The designers working at the companies that provide printing services are able to help you bring your ideas to life, advising you on all elements of the design, helping you choose the most suitable colors, stocks and finishes, and offering suggestions for achieving the best possible results in any type of project. The design of the product is made using specific software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw and Freehand.
Offset printing is a simple technique that implies the transfer of an inked image from a printing plate to a rubber blanket and then to the substrate, which is usually paper or cardboard. Offset printing is most commonly used for magazines, brochures, banners, flyers, leaflets, brochure folders, invitations, postcards, gift vouchers, stickers, promotional merchandise, business cards, boxes, posters and books printing. Although the same types of products can be printed also by using this technique, digital printing is mostly preferred for projects that need to be finished as quickly as possible or for producing prints in smaller quantities. Both small format and large format printing are available in the case of digital printing services. Silkscreen printing is more versatile than traditional options and implies using a stencil that is attached to a woven mesh through which the ink is transferred to the chosen substrate. It is usually used for printing on metal sheets or plastic cards, among others. After letting the specialists know your needs and requirements, they will be able to recommend the most suitable printing services for your project and tell you the costs implied for each of the options, if more than one of them are possible on the specific substrate.
Apart from printing services, many of the companies that are specialized in this sector also offer binding and finishing solutions like folding, saddle stitching, numbering, scoring and perforation, booklet binding, spiral binding, lamination, foil stamping, embossing, letterpress printing, die cutting and UV varnishing, among others.