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General FAQ

We highly recommend that you always add a .25" bleed-mark around your file and submit it as a high-resolution PDF document including bleed and crop marks. Crop marks tells our bindery professionals where you have intended the artwork to be trimmed. Bleeds allow your design to run off the sheet after it's been trimmed.

We have gloss varnish, water-base aqueous and high gloss UV coating that we offer to our clients. Every project is different so based on our client's choice of paper, our highly trained professionals will recommend the various coatings that will make your project look fantastic.

Yes, to some extent but we strongly suggest that you do not. A printed sheet with UV coating is very difficult to write on and even more difficult to ink-jet (addressing) on. Because of the UV chemical makeup, it is too shiny of a surface for any ink-base pigment to be applied to.

Yes, you can request spot color which is also referred to as PMS color. We are the only printing company in Houston that can run up to 10 PMS colors in one single pass through our 10 color Komori Lithrone press.
We print between 250 - 300 line screens producing award winning results. However, with the click of a button, we are capable of going up to 12,000 line screens with our stochastic (FM) screening technology. Using stochastic screening produces incredible results for all our high-end clients.
We use Soy based inks with low VOC admissions. These are the types of corporate decisions we make to decrease the environmental impact to our planet.
Our digital color proof is performed directly on the paper specific to your project ensuring that what you see is what you get. Our close-loop color management workflow matches all our output devices.
We use an array of paper stocks from uncoated to glossy to board base stock. We use multiple FSC certified and approved paper stocks so that our clients continue to help us focus on saving the environment.

We carry a number of presses including conventional and digital presses. However, we primarily use our Komori Lithrone S40/P for high-end commercial printing.