Offset Printing

Our two print magicians love the opportunity to get our big Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 press up and running. Drummer Al and guitarist Shaun can print up to 15,000 sheets an hour!

Once a colour accurate proof has been approved by our prepress department and signed off by you, we send the files for plate-making. This involves either our water-based automatic plate maker which creates aluminum plates, or our direct-to-press production of polymer plates. All of our presses employ vegetable or linseed-based, low VOC inks and water-based wash solutions.

Large Offset

At any one time, the boys might be printing CMYK plus PMS Metallic & Spot PMS inks, or CMYK plus two Spot varnishes – our six press units can handle those in a single press run! We run the highest line screens possible for each job based on actual project requirements – at 250lpi minimum to 350lpi maximum, (finest detail available on Vancouver Island!), your photos and vector art will look sharp and have excellent colour and tonal quality. We are proud of our print quality and your proof becomes a contract with our pressmen – they take pride in matching it!

Capabilities
  • Medium to large quantity press runs
  • 20” x 29” sheet size
  • PDF workflow
  • CMYK (Full Colour), Spot PMS match and Black & White
  • Coated and uncoated paper stocks from 60lb text to 280lb cover
  • Coloured or textured papers
  • Self-adhesive, magnetic and synthetic stocks
  • Varnish and metallic inks
  • Inline aqueous coater offering velvet touch (even “duller” than dull) to high gloss finishes
Products

Annual reports, Books, Brochures, Calendars, Journals, Magazines, Mailers, Presentation folders, etc.

 

Small Offset

We have two other Heidelberg Offset presses which specialize in smaller format printing and songwriter Colin often has them both running at the same time! Our full colour DI-46 Press is the perfect complement to our colour Digital Laser presses when press runs are 500-4,000 copies. And for single or two PMS match printing, our two colour QM-46 press is the larger press run complement to our B&W Digital Laser press and can print perfect Pantone colour matches using real ink. Did you know that letterhead stock must be Offset printed?

Capabilities
  • Small to medium quantity press runs
  • 13” x 19” sheet size
  • CMYK (Full Colour), Spot PMS match and Black & White
  • Coated & uncoated paper stocks from 60lb text to 240lb cover
  • Coloured or textured papers
  • Self-adhesive, magnetic and synthetic stocks
  • NCR forms
  • Varnish & metallic inks
Products

Books, Brochures, Business Cards, Calendars, Envelopes, Forms, Greeting cards, Letterhead, Mailers, Newsletters, Posters, etc.

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True Fact

Toner from a Digital Laser press will melt on the rollers of your office laser printer – now that would be an expensive mess we can help you avoid!

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