ProGraphics in-house design optimizes and streamlines the marketing process.
Have you ever gone to a printer with a design that looks good on the computer screeen but does not look nearly as good in your hands? Our designers know how to create a printed product that not only communicates information effectively and looks good on the computer screen, but that also prints correctly, considering the capabilities of our printing and bindery equipment, your expected outcome and U.S. postal regulations. We invite you to visit our Gallery to see examples of ProGraphics' printing and packaging designs:
- Logos, stationery systems and business identity materials
- Newsletters, press kits, pocket folders and informational material
- Brochures, catalogs, flyers, sell sheets, advertisements and sales material
- Publications including magazines and books
- Packaging and point of purchase displays
Whether your project is a box for lipstick or a Point-of-Purchase (POP) display, we have the talent, experience and technology to create it. We understand the precision required to create product packaging and displays that work correctly and fit perfectly. ProGraphics has a Computer Aided Design (CAD) system and large format plotter/cutter for creation of custom designed die vinyls and working samples. Our graphic designers work closely with our CAD system operators to integrate eye catching designs with a custom fit that will make your products attractive and practical. Or we can create a digital template for you that can be placed directly into your page layout program so that you can build your own layouts precisely to the die. Click here to see some examples of our creative Package Design solutions.
When you bring a printing job to ProGraphics you can be assured of a predictable outcome. We have a reputation for expert color correction. Plus, we are constantly updating our equipment with the latest advances in technology and service including the most recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office software.
Primarily, we use Apple Macintosh and Kodak Prinergy equipment. Macintosh files are the most common and reliable file format for desktop prepress work. Kodak Prinergy is a proprietary hardware and software system that is solely designed for high-end electronic Raster Image Processing (RIP). We have implemented a "RIP-Once/Print Many" work flow that is color managed via International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles. This virtually eliminates RIP problems and we are able to produce accurate, color correct proofs of what your job will look like when it comes off the press. ProGraphic's RIP also supports frequency modulation (FM) screening, also called stochastic screening. Stochastic screening has several advantages over traditional screening; colors are more vibrant, fine details are sharper, the press run is more consistent, and images are photographic quality, free of unwanted artifacts and moiré patterns.
Please refer to How To Design Like A Pro which explains how your files need to be designed for best printed results. Once you are ready to send us your files our Checklist for Submitting Digital Files itemizes what you need to send us to get your job printed. You can send us your files on disc or via our secure FTP site.
Whether you supply a file already prepared for printing or if ProGraphics creates your design, the Prepress Department will create proofs for you to sign for approval to print. ProGraphic's procedure of proofing and approval procedures ensure that the final printed product is what you want and expect. These include:
- HP color proofs which may be folded, trimmed, 3-hole drilled, bound, etc. to show bindery and finishing procedures
- Epson color proofs that are calibrated to match the color on the press
- PDFs delivered electronically via email or our secure FTP site
- Press checks may be scheduled