You’re interested in results, but it’s the combination of skill and equipment that produces the kind of product you want to represent your brand and your organization. At The Print House, we’ve been careful to invest in equipment and people that produce the best work. All of our equipment is calibrated to exacting Gracol G7® standards. Our 5 color Komori sheetfed press is designed to produce offset work that is too demanding for many of today’s presses. It’s automated, very fast (16,000 sheets/hour), and is can produce heavy ink coverage and exact color with very little waste.
Our pressmen have a combined experience of 64 years in offset production. Even with all of the automation, the pressman’s eye is still critical to the final appearance of your project. Whether it’s a run of 6,000 or 600,000, you can rest assured that they’ll be checking your project carefully to make sure that the first sheet and the last meet your exact standards for color, clarity, and consistency.
Ever wonder why short digital press runs don’t have quite the same appearance as your longer run projects? While digital and offset may never be an exact match, The Print House has come up with a solution that brings them very close in appearance. Our digital equipment is calibrated to the same G7® standards that we use to control offset color. Quality is excellent for even very short runs of 100 or 500 pieces. And now you can combine personalized digital pages and inserts into longer offset runs without worrying about colors that don’t match or print quality that’s observably different.
Wide Format Printing
Whether you need a couple of banners for an event, posters for the next production, or floor graphics for a network of retail stores, The Print House can provide you with easy and economical solutions that meet your application. We print on a variety of substrates including vinyl, adhesives, and backlit films. If you’re providing large format print to a variety of locations, we can reduce the stress with fulfillment services that allow your clients or field staff to order online from inventory or on a print-on-demand basis.
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About the G7® Standard
Color management has always been difficult for printers. The essence of the problem is simple – different devices produce color in different ways. The same combination of CMYK colors produced by an offset press using ink can look dramatically different from the toner combination that creates color in a digital press. Worse, color can vary from machine to machine depending on environment, temperature, paper, and a variety of other factors.
Gracol’s G7® standard goes a long way towards solving the problem. GRACoL is an abbreviation for General Requirements for Applications in Commercial offset Lithography. That’s technical, but the G7® standard is all about measurement, specifically the process of calibrating different machines so that the color output is device independent. In short, different machines produce the same color with very tight variances.
Certification under the G7® standard is expensive and time consuming. That’s why most printing companies still produce what is termed “pleasing color.” Printers who make the investment in G7® certification recognize their customers desire for consistency. Brand assets (logos, etc.) from these printers should be accurate and correct across a range of printing devices, both digital and offset.
The Print House is a G7 Master Printer Qualified production facility. More information about the GRACoL G7® standard and certification is available at http://www.idealliance.org/specifications/g7.
Finishing or “bindery” refers to essentially everything that is done to a printed product after it leaves the press. It’s the finishing that gives your printed products their final shape and frequently the extra punch that gets them noticed. The Print House offers a full range of bindery services to our Boston area clients. It’s a long list, so it’s easier to simply state that if you can dream up a final printed product, we can usually figure out a way to produce it.
Here are just a few of the bindery options and services that we regularly provide for our customers: