The Colourmark Print team has a combined experience in the printing field of over a century! These days, most printing is done digitally, that is to say on very large, very complex, very expensive laser printers. This is ideal for printing small to mid-size print runs, anywhere form one to a couple of thousand. Before there was digital printing, most full-colour work was printed in a process called offset lithography, requiring large machines, smelly inks and solvents, and a highly trained pressman’s valuable time. This process is still used, and is feasible and valuable in larger quantities, as the expense of setting up the print job is amortized over the large print run, and the price per unit comes down drastically when compared to digital print. An experienced print broker will know when to get a cost quotation for offset lithography printing to compare to the comparable digital option. The choice of paper stock is also a critical factor, determining the look and feel of the final product. The Colurmark Print team has a ton of experience in these processes, but also in other, less common printing technologies such as, spot-colour duplicating, duotone printing, letterpress printing, silkscreen printing, stone lithography and foil stamping. These processes are not very commonly used in commercial print jobs these days, but a full knowledge in all aspects of printing is always helpful in making sure our clients get the best print, done in the best way for the job.
The choice of paper stock is also a critical factor determining the look and feel of the final product. The choice of paper, synthetic substrates and card stocks is dizzyingly wide and varied, and most print clients are unaware of the multitudes of options that are available to them. Even amongst the common paper stocks that most people know, there’s a staggering array of different products to choose from, be it coated versus uncoated, different stock weights, colours and textures, or the degree of eco-friendliness of the stock. Add to this the more exotic stocks on offer: synthetic, metallic, iridescent, water resistant, and many more, then you will be hard-pressed to determine which stock is right for your project without a knowledgeable guide.
From a half dozen custom-printed greeting cards, to 500 business cards, to half a million magazines, we can manage any and all of your printing needs. We will consult with you regarding the most appropriate printing method for your job, guide you to the right choice of stock, find you the most favourable pricing, and then see the project through to final delivery to one or multiple locations.
Colourmark Print has a team of graphic designers and print production experts in place to make sure that the final print product will match your files, and that your expectations will be met. We will put our extensive know-how at your service if you are unsure how to proceed with your project. The most common print products we are called on to produce are brochures, flyers, tags, insert cards, business stationery, including business cards (a very popular item), posters, advertising cards, greeting cards, and magazines.