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PDXdesigns offers a HUGE variety of printing options! Everything from large format offset, to short-run digital….. vehicle signage to t-shirts and promotional items. We can source just about anything you can imagine, fast and at a VERY competitive price! Every client has unique needs so we have a very unique set of vendors and options to choose from.
For years we were finding that we would create high-quality designs and products for our clients, but oftentimes the final product was not what our customers envisioned due to poor quality print production. This was a pain for our customers and interrupted the client’s experience with us……soooo, we decided that we could help our clients by offering a high-quality, affordable print option that we could better predict the outcome of the final product. We offer the largest selection of print products you’ll find anywhere! We offer 4-Color Offset, 4-Color Digital, 1 & 2 Color, Large Format Flexible and Rigid, and Roll Labels. This has saved our clients a ton of headaches over the years. However, if you have preferred vendors that you want to use, we will work with anyone and if you have a printer that you love, we do too! Call us today to get a quote!
Our offset printing is awesome. We work with the best possible vendors who offer superior quality at an unbelievable price! We have a HUGE selection of NEXT DAY items available in our offset category. Along with expedited shipping, we can get your products delivered fast! We can drop ship directly to your event too! We use UPS ground exclusively so you know your products will be there fast and on time!
Brochures w/ Mailing
Fold-Over Business Cards
Postands w/ Mailing
Need something faster? We also offer digital printing services for smaller run and faster turnarounds. Some as quickly as in hand in 24hrs. Just give us a call and let us know what you need and we can let you know how quickly we can get it done!
Brochures / Flyers
Labels – Cut Sheet
What's the difference between offset & digital?
The process involves using oil-based inks in four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. This is often called the “CMYK” color scale. In an offset press, each ink is applied to a separate plate to create an image. The image is then pressed against, or “offset,” to a soft roller. The roller is then used to transfer the image to the printing surface. Each image is laid on top of one another to produce a full-color image. In addition to CMYK process, offset printing also uses pre-mixed Pantone inks for extreme color accuracy.
Digital printing came on the scene in the 1990’s, and for the first time, it gave users a way to produce high-quality, customized prints right from their computers.
In some ways, a digital press works much like an office printer or copier. Images are applied to paper in layers of color via rollers, but digital presses do not use oil-based inks. Instead, they create images with a laser system that applies colored toner to a printing surface. Most digital presses use CMYK toner, and some newer presses offer specialty inks like clear, metallic gold, and silver. Some presses even feature spot-color toners that replicate the color-matching abilities of Pantones.
WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
To help you decide which method is right for you, it’s important to consider the following requirements of your print job: print quality, volume, turnaround time, special needs, and cost.
In general, the quality of offset printing is considered better than digital printing, however manufacturers have made great strides in digital technology and now produce output in which there appears to be little difference to the untrained eye.
Digital printers assemble tiny dots to create an image, referred to as the DPI (dots per inch). The higher the DPI rating of an image, the crisper the image appears. Although most digital printers have the capability to produce high-resolution images, the quality is not as clear as the images an offset press produces using plates.
In addition, offset printing offers the most accurate color reproduction and consistency with the use of Pantone inks. Most digital presses can only approximate colors using CMYK toners. Yet, some new digital presses can use a “fifth color” module that allows for custom colors.
For smaller print jobs (500 pieces or less), digital printing is the best solution. Digital printing requires little set-up time, no upfront costs, is easier to test, and has a faster turnarounds compared to offset printing.
Offset printing, on the other hand, is best suited for large-volume print jobs. Set-up for offset printing is expensive and takes time, so it is only cost effective if the volume is large enough to drive down the cost-per-item.
For large volume print jobs, the sheer speed of an offset press is hard to beat. On the other hand, digital printing is typically faster for shorter runs for the following reasons:
- No setup – Users print directly from their computers
- Less proofing – The first printed item serves as a proof for the whole run. You can also make changes to the printed images faster and more easily on a digital press.
- No drying – Most digital presses use dry ink that require no drying time
- Simplified workflow – Digital printers have automated tools that requires fewer steps to operate.
Below are some other elements to consider before deciding which method is best for you.
- Large-format printing such as signs or banners is generally only possible on an offset press.
- Variable data printing (such as adding names, addresses, etc. to a direct mailer) is only possible on digital presses.
Finally, cost is one of the most significant differences between offset and digital printing. For projects with smaller budgets, digital printing is the way to go because the set-up process is much less expensive and labor-intensive compared to offset printing. A good rule of thumb is if the run is smaller than 500 pieces, it makes more sense to use digital.
Need something big? We can handle that too! Banners, trade show graphics, posters…..you name it. We specialize in banners and Coroplast® yard signs and have some of the best pricing available. just give us a call on your next project and you’ll be stoked when you get a load of our pricing!
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