We've been in the print business for over 100 years. This printing experience has given us insight into better print methods. These print methods not only improve the quality of your print product but keep your printing costs down. We take pride in our print work – from small print jobs to extremely large print projects. We specialize in custom print jobs. Not only for the challenge but the opportunity to show why we are the number one printer in the Ark-La-Tex. Our motto is "If you can think it, we can print it." Printing – on time and in budget.
Most people don't know what to ask for when work with their first Offset Printing company.Full color, P.M.S., Line type, Die cuts, Embossing, foil stamping. It can be very overwhelming to say the least. Don't worry, Graphic Industries offers you much more than just a printing service. We will walk you through the entire process , from deciding color to choosing paper, we will get the job done , not only on time but in budget. We know you are not experts but here are a few tid bits to get you by and make you sound like you have been working with printers your entire life.
What is C.M.Y.K.? Four color process, or full color offset printing services?This is a common question with an easy answer. Think of this as a school project, and water colors are your assignment. If you mix yellow and blue you get green. Offset printing uses the same principle, but with out the mixing. We use very fine dots (shown in the image on the right.)These tiny dots, or line screen, over lap just right so you get the exact color desired. Wether you're printing Business cards, letter heads, or any other offered products, you will be using cyan, magenta, yellow and black as your base colors.
How does your image transfer to the paper?
When printing on an offset press you have various ink fountains. These ink fountains feed down through a series of rollers. The rollers spread the ink evenly so that each color has the correct density of ink for each spot of your image. (The diagram to the left is an example of ink rollers, back cylinders, blankets and a printing plate.) After the rollers have thinned the ink properly, it then transfers the color to the printing plate. A printing plate is burned or etched with the image, one plate per color. As the press turns, the ink is then transferred onto a blanket. This blanket acts like a large rubber stamp, transferring the ink for the last time to the paper. The process is repeated for every sheet of paper run through the press.
FUN FACTS!In the year 888 the Diamond Sutra, Buddhist scripture, was the first dated example of block printing. In 1423 Europeans used Xylography (art of engraving on wood, block printing) to produce books. (Printing Services) The K in CMYK. stands for the color Black, so it would not get confused with Blue. C is Cyan, M is Magenta and Y is Yellow.