CPCS - Columbus Paper has the experience you need for any print project. Industry experience gives us the best pricing and quality. Nationwide access to key people results in quick answers and turnaround. Design services available and always backed by our product guarantee!
We often get the question - "What's better, offset or digital printing?" And our answer is always - "Well it depends!" So here is what it depends on, and here are the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Offset Printing - An image is transferred, or "offset," from a plate, to a rubber blanket, to the sheet of paper where the ink is applied. Those inks can be a four color process (CMYK) or a combination of Pantone (SPOT) colors. The plate is created (using computer-to-plate technology) prior to printing and contains the printed image. Plates are created in separations for the colors being used. For example, if a 4 Color CMYK press is being used, four plates, one for each color is created. Because of set up, offset printing is intended for larger runs, with longer turnarounds.
Digital Printing - Images are digitally transferred to paper using lasers, positive and negative static charges and either dry toner or liquid suspended toner particles. No plates need to be created and varying images can be transferred to paper quickly and efficiently. Digital presses differ from standard laser printers in the tight tolerances they are kept in, technologies developed in the offset world, and the graphics arts software that controls them. They also offer sheet sizes up to 14"x26" and up the 350GSM in weight.
Digital Printing allows material to go directly from a computer to the press. Unlike offset there is limited set-up, quick turn around and the ability to run smaller quantities with limited waste. Our attention to detail and knowledge of Color Matching, Press Set Up and File Preparation results in an amazing, accurate final printed piece.
Below are some of the Printed Material we specialize in.
Digital Printing allows for a multitude of Binding and Finishing Solutions, QR Coding and Variable Data Insertion (VDP) A color accurate printed proof is also easy to obtain and can help take the stress away from long runs as the color in the proof will be the color of the run.
Digital Printing has evolved over the last 10 years to better compete with traditional offset printing. Our presses can handle a variety of stocks, and supports accruate color matching. Digital Printing is efficient, customizable and cost effective and although it has been around for years, many printers, designers, and marketers still do not realize the amazing potential of digital printing.
Large format Printing is a great way to advertise or display artwork. Our services include full color or black and white posters, adhesive material printing, outdoor signage, window graphics, event displays and even floor graphics.
Julie will be happy to assist in large format stock selection, from Matte and Glossy standard papers to Adhesive Vinyl, Canvas or Translucent specialty paper.
Below are some of the typical large format products we produce, please give us a call for a quote or to discuss a project.
Once printed, we offer many finishing options. These include lamination, mounting, presentation boards and binding.