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Old Mar 24, 2011, 04:18 AM   #26
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The cost would be quite high at a commercial printer to only print 1 or 2 copies.

When printing to your printers at work, if you get the best results with RGB, use RGB. The controllers on the printers might never have been properly set up for CMYK. Profiles can be set up for files that contain RGB, CMYK, Spot, or Grayscale colors and as such, you printer might have a very decent RGB profile set up but the CMYK profile might be slightly "off". Or that's the way someone wanted it...

As for your printer at home, I print on my Canon MP560 (at home) using card stock all the time. Works fine as long as you use the rear tray. The heavier paper doesn't like using the main paper tray (it has to bend more to get from the tray under the printer vrs the rear tray).

Never tried to duplex the card stock, but I would imagine if you did it manually (send one side to the printer, then flip the paper manually and put it back in the tray and send the second side) it would work reasonably well.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 06:18 AM   #27
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Lots of printing industries are there, which provides high quality printing service at every time, when you want. You can also make contact for printing online. You can find them through the internet.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:23 AM   #28
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Since your in Houston, you might want to try:

www.copycraft.com

1.800.794.5594 Ask for Shane Savage. He can send you samples.

I have done business with Copycraft for years and I have had no issues. And if they screw up your job, they will reprint it for free......
Back in the 90s I used copycraft for some paperback covers (which were then shipped flat to the bindery in Ann Arbor--and it was still cheaper than having them printed in Ann Arbor). They always did a good job for me--they could do 300-line waterless printing, the colors looked great!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:09 PM   #29
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I'm curious to where big Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Acura, Lexus, etc get all their marketing material printed?

I am in search for a new place to get all my stuff printed from that I can fully depend on. Seems like a lot of these local print shops in my city are very inconsistent when it comes to quality and color matching.

The place I work for sends its file out to a printer and puts it on a gang run. I was told that this is how most printers do it to save time, money and cut down costs and that they usually don't accept just 1 business card. I'm not too familiar with how these print shops work. Maybe someone can educate me here so that I know who to avoid.

I absolutely love the quality of brochures and most printed materials I see at places like the car dealerships, the quality is definitely there. I am desperate to finding a good printing place that can give me results like that each and everytime I send them my job for printing.
Been a pressman for 38 years, of which I have bee the lead hand for 20 of. All larger printing companies that are up to date with the current technologies can give you good quality work all the time and consistently. The company I work for actually prints for other printing firms. About 75 percent of our work. Other printing companies will be a lot more critical of the work you do for them. We print for the largest printing company in the world right down to the smaller ones that can not do large format. If you want consistent quality, then look for a company that has all the most current technologies in place. Large companies are not always the best printers, hence the reason we print the higher quality work for them. Equipment also plays a very important role in the quality of print. Plus the staff. Our prepress has colour profiles that are given to our customers that work best with our equipment and will consistently make sure things stay the same from print to print. The only time we have issues is when we get a customer who thinks they know more than hundreds of years of knowledge our staff have. Look around, ask what machinery and products are being used in conjunction with that equipment. Do not hesitate to ask. If they are good they will not hide anything. Also remember you pay for what you get, so the cheapest is usually not the best.
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