How does the quality of digital offset printing compare to other printing methods?
Similar in quality to lithographic and rotogravure printing,
offset printing uses four-color process and 180 to 230
line screen. In contrast, most flexographic presses offer
133 or 150 line screen.
Why are there no set-up fees associated with digital offset printing?
Flexographic, lithographic and rotogravure printing typically
involve multiple film, plate or cylinder charges plus color
and changeover fees. These are eliminated with digital printing.
How soon can I expect to receive my order?
Depending on the volume and variety, digitally
printed labels can be ready in hours or just several
days. As soon as artwork is approved, your digitally
printed labels are ready to go to press. Once printed,
we can ship just-in-time to minimize your in-house inventory. Special material and tooling may require additional consideration. Our standard lead-time is seven to ten working days after proof approval. Rush ordering is available for minimum fee.
What if I just want a few labels with different designs for package prototypes?
We are happy to produce your unique custom
product label designs for prototypes or for batch runs
using variable data such as for regional distributors, local
sponsors, or market samples. There are no "minimum run volume"
requirements. We are happy to print quantities of one to
many thousand. Please call the plant for more details. This
type of work is not quoted online.
What substrates and finishes can I choose from?
Many varieties of both paper and plastic film substrates
are now available for digitally
printed labels. We offer a selection of textures, adhesives
and finishes. Please visit our "Anatomy
of a Label" page for more details.