Print FAQs

Cover vs. Book

  • Cover means card stock (thick paper). 
  • Book (or Text) indicates thinner paper (not as thick as card stock).

Coatings

  • High Gloss UV is a high gloss coating, You cannot write or print on High  Gloss UV-coated stocks.
  • Aqueous is a glossy coating. We do not guarantee that you will be able to  write on Aqueous-coated stocks.
  • Matte Finish is a non-glossy, flat finish.
  • Premium uncoated will have a less smooth surface. 

Coated Stock

• C2S indicates gloss coated on two sides.

• C1S indicates coating on one side only 

Paper Choices

We offer a variety of stock options to meet the requirements of any project

Digital vs. Offset Printing

Offset printing is  where the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. Offset printing produces higher-quality prints because the rubber blanket conforms to the texture of the printing surface. 

  • Cost-effective for high-volume jobs (unit cost goes down as the quantity goes up).
  • Offers more flexibility - you can print on different types of surfaces and apply various finishes.

Digital printing uses laser technology  to expose the image onto a drum or belt, after which charged toner is  attracted to the image, then transferred onto the paper. Advantages of digital printing compared to offset printing include:

  • Cost-effective for low-volume jobs (unit cost for smaller print runs is lower compared to offset).
  • Allows for faster turnaround times than offset printing.
  • Less variation among the print runs, as ink and water do not have to be balanced.

Order a Sample Kit

Can’t decide on which paper stock to order? Order a free sample kit.