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Yes We Do. Feel Free to stop by our office in Irvine, Orange County 17855 Fitch to try out any samples you want.

For independent authors, we also specialize in Perfect-Bound book binding.

Anything is possible. But we like to offer low prices and can’t do it with short runs of printed clothing.

If you’re interested in printed clothing above 150 units, we are definitely able to help and provide you a good price starting around there.

Unfortunately for individuals or small offices, we can’t offer shirts at short runs if that’s all that is being ordered. We’re sorry, we really are.

It is inefficient for us to help everyone we would like to, and we would love to, believe us. But we will avoid it due to inefficiency & lack of commercial demand, as clothes printing is usually in very small batches.

We highly recommend smaller organizations who can do screen printing for you.

Yes. You can call and ask about this service with us, and we’ll gladly put you in our system to simplify future orders.

We structure priority based jobs depending on the clients needs, the severity of their deadline, and the size of their organization. Failing to meet a deadline impacts a large organization far more than a small company.

However, we keep promises to when we give you turnaround time on your rush jobs, as we understand the critical nature of one deadline being met in order to meet another.

For offset printing, keep in mind that products will need dry-time. This varies on a complex number of variables such as material, size, and ink used.

We get this question asked a lot. It really depends, we have more than just the average 8.5 x 11 page, and the actual operation cost varies per-page if offset printing is being used. Our pricing structure is calculated by our math ninja, Daniel Valencia.
Each project is priced and cared for on its own merits for all first-time buyers and projects. A new client will still have to work with us to find the pricing best for them.

(Obviously, the rate per page for 500 copies will be significantly higher than the rate per page for 50,000.)

A few reasons for this:

1.) We still perform the same excellence of quality control, setup, and customer service you receive regardless of job size.

2.) Any difficult to reason challenges revolving around the print job and the ease of your assistance with preparing your job for print will determine the cost we must incur for us to prepare the job as well. Modifying colors, editing PDF formats to be print friendly, the likes.

3.) Issues simply have happened with clients in the past: A client ordering a small quantity of material, but over the course of two days made over 12 phone calls and 9 emails in order to adjust and change their desired end-result. While we’re happy to do so, due to our desire to provide high-quality customer service and a cooperative environment while offering the lowest prices possible, we simply aren’t left with any profits.

We cannot expect to make any gains by allowing new clients, big and small, to lock into a pricing at the beginning of a journey before we understand their situation. It opens up a venue of exploitation for our business. It’s just a lesson we learn as a quality-centric printing company.

However, existing clients will be able to expect the same pricing per order in almost all cases until inflation forces us to reasonably scale the cost of service. 

It depends on a large amount of shifting variables, but we generally try to be as fair as possible. Keep in mind, we generally charge more per unit for smaller jobs, because no matter how big or small your job is, we have the best people here working on it.

Here’s 10 Terms You Should Know When Working With a Printer

  • Digital Printing: A printer that reads print data from a machine rather than a plate. They are best suited for short runs of under 1,000 copies of something. We have many in our Irvine Print Facility.

 

  • Lithographic/Offset Printing: A much larger printer that excels at long-run, economic mass production of print. Not suitable for short runs due to set up time.

 

  • Original Image Quality This is an absolute headache for most smaller printing companies, as Digital Printing remains somewhat more forgiving in good quality prints can still be produced from images as low as 150dpi. Lithographic Printing, with its higher quality results, needs a considerably higher resolution to prevent pixelation. (it will print the pixels, giving the low quality image its exact representation)

 

  • Weight of stock is a key aspect of your order – most Digital Printing machines require stock weights between 70 and 350gsm. Specialty papers are best handled by offset printing machines, as they accommodate both lighter and heavier weights.

 

  • Type of stock is a factor for you and your printing company as well. Digital Printing machines are more confined to certain stock types they can print onto, however, these are always increasing in variety. Offset Printing presses still generally accommodate a wider range of stock types for the time being – the printing jobs themselves for more “specialist” types of stock tend to be cheaper, too. Some Digital Printing presses also cannot print images particularly well into specific finishes like gloss, as the way the ink is applied on stock does not absorb well.

 

  • Run Length / Short Run / Long Run: Can be seen as the different quantity’s involved. A company that specializes in Short Run Book Printing means they can quickly and easily handle 25-40 books in a short time. We specialize in both by having different machines and systems for handling the different order types that come in.

 

  • Turnround is the time between an order being placed and the printing company producing a product. It is generally accepted that Digital printing is faster under 1,000 units (depending on the type of unit, if it’s an order of 600 books of 300 pages each, offset/litho printing is still going to be the way to go.) The setups for Digital printing are considerably less complex, and there is also no need to make plates. However, in many stocks and in general, a hardly noticeable to detectable amount of quality is sacrificed when using digital as opposed to offset, which has nearly flawless print quality.

 

  • Quality always has and will be a significant difference maker between the two printing types. It’s generally known to be that Lithographic printing produces the best quality printing. As technology dashes forward though, the quality of Digital prints is now so good that to an average person, in the majority of cases it would be very difficult to tell the difference, if not impossible. However, the use of graduated tints and large solid blocks of colour do tend to put Lithographic printing a nose ahead of Digital when it comes to quality.

 

  • Price, in many ways, is related directly to run length. Once again, Digital printing tends to be less expensive for shorter runs and Lithographic for longer, and prices are reduced significantly for very long runs. Offset printing begins to get cheaper and cheaper at scale with the quantity ordered.

 

  • Impressions: The number of copies a printing machine has created. All machines wear, all machines must be maintained. A printer with 40mil impressions is simply going to not function as highly. Make sure to ask your printing companies about their impressions on print machines.

Of course! Give us your specifications and we’ll walk you through the pricing. It’s quick and easy.

Corporate Color Printing, Inc. Is an equal opportunity employer. We look for moral caliber, dedication, and talent in our workforce, not in a way that allows people to perform sub-standard. Businesses need to rely on us for the dedication and experience we offer to them.

If hard work and making businesses happy sounds good to you, bring a resume and schedule an interview.

We moved!

We are no longer located at:

1701 E Edinger Avenue in Santa Ana,

And have moved to our newer, larger facility at:

17855 Fitch, Irvine CA, 92614

 

So stop by any time, grab coffee, chat about your projects and we’d love to help you succeed at them.

We drop some hints here and there around the website, but for competitive reasons, we don’t state anything explicit about the investments that allow us to be where we are today.

We however, are open to allowing tours of our facility to prove to clients we’re the best. 

No. It may be a feature we are looking into for the future, and we’ll make sure to announce any new services we offer on our blog and in our newsletters.

So, subscribe! We may be interested in featuring discounts for our blog subscribers in the future.

We however, at this time, have several partnerships with companies that can help you with printing on boxes.

Being good people, who feel good about what they do, and how well they do it.

It’s rewarding to live for the smiles you bring other people.

We would love to be able to give clear cut information on topics such as these, since we hate wasting anyone’s time.

We, of course, service any order for the price it makes sense for us to offer it at. A central focus at Corporate Color Printing is hiring the best industry professionals to handle jobs, so that we can have the highest level of quality control in our market.

Working with people who appreciate what we do is important to us, but we are not a “quantity over quality” printer. That market is best left for online printers, we can even refer you to some we know are actually great online printers. But if you yourself need a more cooperative environment, or happen to find yourself frustrated with online printers, please give us a call and see what we can do for your business.

Yes. If you feel your business may qualify for enterprise grade, contact us and ask about our Enterprise Solutions.

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