Discover Print

Learn all about print products in this section.  Print products include paper marketing, large format, and packaging. Scroll down to be introduced to paper stock options, various finishes, and additional options with print media. Large format products are also reviewed. Nearly all print products come with a full-color imprint.

Print Products:

Paper marketing products

  • business cards
  • flyers
  • brochures
  • postcards
  • invitations
  • greeting cards
  • letterhead
  • envelopes
  • presentation folders
  • door hangers
  • calendars
  • booklets
  • notepads
  • stickers
  • magnets
  • NCR forms
  • bookmarks
  • 4D lenticular prints
  • catalogs
  • event tickets
  • plastic cards
  • table tent cards
  • trading cards

Paper packaging products

  • rectangle boxes
  • cube boxes
  • pillow boxes
  • labels
  • hang tags
  • header cards

Large format products

  • outdoor banners
  • indoor banners
  • banner with stand
  • fabric banner
  • signs
  • posters
  • counter cards
  • car magnets
  • see-through window vinyl
  • window clings
  • vinyl floor graphics
  • backlit posters
  • tablecloths
  • flags
  • adhesive vinyl

Each product comes in a variety of stock and finish options, however not all stocks and finishes are available for all products.

Stocks:

Paper marketing products & paper packaging product - in order of thinnest to thickest:

  • 70 lb premium opaque - best for letterhead, envelopes, and notepads
  • 80 lb gloss book - used for flyers, brochures, booklets
  • 100 lb gloss book - most popular for flyers, brochures, booklets, calendars
  • 100 lb gloss cover - cover for booklets & catalogs, thick for flyers & brochures, thin for business cards, postcards, presentation folders
  • 14 pt - specialty stocks - uncoated, pearl metallic, natural - business cards, postcards, packaging
  • 16 pt - most popular for business cards, postcards, invitations, presentation folders, packaging
  • 18 pt C1S - front side coated, back side uncoated; hang tags, boxes, postcards, business cards, packaging

Specialty Stocks:

  • Uncoated (14 pt) - no coating added
  • Natural (14 pt) - off white color, uncoated
  • Pearl Metallic (14 pt) - pearl shimmer
  • StarLustre (10 pt) - silvery subtle glimmer, ultra smooth surface
  • EndruACE (10 pt) - water proof, tear resistant
  • Black EDGE (32 pt) - black core between two layers of white stock
  • Linen (100 lb cover & 70 lb text) - linen textured
  • Stickers (70 lb) - adhesive on back, split liner, indoor use
  • Bumper Stickers (4 mil) - white vinyl, permanent adhesive on back, outdoor use
  • Roll Labels - several stocks available; all shapes have 1/8" rounded corners
    • Semi-Gloss Paper (55 lb, 3.2 mil) - budget friendly, not resistant to oil or water, indoor use
    • White or Clear BOPP (2.3 mil) - oil and water resistant, indoor use 
    • Bright Silver Metallic (2 mil) - mirror-like, heat and chemical resistant, indoor use
    • Eggshell Felt (70 lb, 6.3 mil) - distinct texture, 30% post consumer waste content, indoor use
  • Magnet (17 pt) - magnet on back
  • Plastic (20 pt) - white, frost, and clear - used for business cards and social cards
  • 4D Lenticular (21 pt) - two or three images with swapping effect as product is tilted 

Finishes:

  • UV gloss - gloss coating, unable to handwrite on this coating
  • Matte - dull aqueous coating
  • Aqueous - used to protect and enhance the printed piece - usually used on flyers, brochures, booklets
  • Uncoated - no coating added
  • Satin - satin aqueous coating; luxurious, satin finish
  • Spot UV - gloss coating on portions of the artwork with the rest matte
  • Raised Spot UV - Noticeably raised spot UV on suede laminated print
  • Akuafoil - foil-like finish in a wide range of CMYK colors, add UV gloss for higher shine
  • Foil Worx - gold, silver, or copper foil
  • Lamination - film placed over print to help with durability, water resistance and tear resistance
  • Luster - high gloss lamination, making 16 pt stock 22 pt thick - extra durable, water resistant
  • Silk - matte lamination, silky smooth to the touch, water and tear resistant
  • Suede - matte lamination, soft velvet to the touch, making 16 pt stock 19 pt thick

Additional Terms and Options:

  • Scoring - crease applied in a straight line to assist with folding
  • Folding - item is folded prior to shipping; half-fold and tri-fold are the most popular, other options available
  • Perforation - series of holes in a straight line so that paper can be torn easily
  • Round Corner - some products have the option for round corners
  • Die Cutting - specific shape cut by a metal blade
  • Full Bleed - printing that goes to the edge of all four sides of the page
  • Saddle Stitching - binding method where folded pages are stitched through the fold with wire stapling
  • Variable Data - data that changes on each printed page, for example event tickets with variable numbering
  • Direct Mail Service - client supplies the mailing list, we print, sort, and deliver to the post office
  • EDDM - Every Door Direct Mail a USPS program allows for promotions mailed to a targeted area

Large Format Materials:

  • Outdoor Banners
    • 13 oz Scrim Vinyl - specifically intended for outdoor use, durable, waterproof
    • 8 oz Mesh - light weight mesh allows 37% air-flow, ideal for windy outdoor environments
  • Indoor Banners
    • 10 mil Premium Vinyl - thin, polypropylene, smooth matte finish; not scuff resistant or waterproof
    • 15 oz Blockout Vinyl - smooth surface allows for print detail, opaque, low curl
  • Banner with Stand
    • Retractable stand with 10 mil premium vinyl (33" x 80" or 47" x 80")
    • X-style collapsible stand with 13 oz scrim vinyl or 10 mil premium vinyl (24" x 60")
    • Telescopic backdrop with 13 oz scrim vinyl (96" x 96")
    • Tabletop retractable banner stand with 10 mil premium vinyl (8.25" x 12"; 11" x 17"; 15.75" x 32")
  • Fabric Banners
    • 17 mil Artist Canvas (mounting is available for certain sizes)
    • 5 oz Economy Polyester Banner
    • 9 oz Premium Polyester Banner
  • Signs
    • Polyboard Yard Sign (24 pt) - 22" x 28" scored in half to be folded to 22" x 14", use with U-frame; recommended for short-term use
    • Coroplast (4 mm) - corrugated flute structure, use with H-stakes; print will have subtle linear effect (faint lines) due to flutes
    • Coroplast (10 mm) - more durable than 4 mm; oils, solvents, and water have not effect on coroplast
    • Foamcore (3/16") - delicate material, best for one time use, tends to wilt over time, not waterproof
    • PVC (3 mm) - smooth, bright white rigid plastic, lightweight, very durable and weather resistant, matte, high print quality
    • Acrylic (1/4") - clear, glass-like brilliance and translucence, lighter and more durable than glass, weather resistant
  • Posters
    • Photo gloss (8 mil) - photo quality glossy material, delicate, not scuff resistant or waterproof
    • Poster board (12 pt) - opaque
  • Counter Cards
    • Foamcore (3/16") with Easel Back
    • PVC (3mm) with Easel Back
  • Additional Products
    • Car Magnets (30 mil) - glossy, heavy duty magnet, outdoor use
    • See-through Window vinyl (6 mil) - see-through with perforated window film; laminate optional
    • Window clings (7 mil) - white or clear; photo quality, gloss material, suitable for indoor or outdoor use, use on glass
    • Flexible Vinyl Floor Graphics (10 mil) - short-term indoor applications
    • Backlit Posters (9 mil) -  semi-rigid material, glossy topcoat

Set-Up Charges:

Most print products do not have a set-up charge.  There will be a set-up charge when a custom metal die is required for die cutting or debossing.

Production Time:

Most print products have a standard production time of 2-4 days.  A few products, like business cards, have a 2 day production time.  Specialty items have a 5-7 day production time.  Many items have optional rush service for an additional charge.

Shipping:

The actual amount of shipping will be invoiced.

In-Hands Date:

The in-hands date is the date the product is received by the client. Both production time and shipping time are factors that determine the in-hands date.  The date an item is needed will impact if rush services or expedited shipping is required.