Print Directory is one of the leading online resources for South African printing and graphic design solutions that meet all your business printing needs. From these pages, you’ll find links to get competitive quotes from a variety of printing companies and graphic design companies that let you choose the best printing solution for your budget.
From business card printing to large format printing, the print directory is one of the best places to source the printing services that you need.
Professional Full Colour Printing
Full colour, (or 4 colour) printing provides a great way of getting your marketing message across. From flyer printing Sydney to posters, brochures and point of sale material, every business needs something printed at some point. And a custom, professional printing job can mean the difference between a good impression and a bad one.
Full colour printing and 4 colour printing are essentially the same thing. Everybody knows about the three primary colours, from which all other colours are derived. Well, in printing, a similar concept is used to create almost any colour. The four colours that are usually printed in are cyan, yellow, magenta, and black, also known in the litho trade as CYMK.
Combining these colours in the correct proportions will create any variation of colour, and therefore make it possible to print a full colour picture using only 4 inks. Exceptions occur for colours which are required to conform to a specific standard every time, and in these cases, additional inks known as spot colours are used. However, in by far the majority of cases, plain 4 colour printing jobs suffice for almost every requirement.
Quality Business Card Printing
One of the most popular and necessary of the business printing services, and the sole focus of many a printing company, is business card printing. Almost every business person should be able to offer a business card to potential clients, and professional printing companies make it easy to do so.
Many of these companies will offer a graphic design service in conjunction with their printing. This allows you to design and print your cards with the same company, saving you both time and money. Some companies prefer to have their graphic design services carried out by a professional graphic design company however, allowing them to present the printers with a print job that’s ready to go. Either option is a viable solution.
Short Run and Digital Printing
The digital age has created new advantages for the printing industry, allowing design printing for short run print jobs. Because digital printing has moved away from the traditional process of printing plates, printing prices for limited print runs have dropped, making personalised printing possible for a variety of applications.
This is particularly useful when it comes to printing for corporate gifts or promotional items, since it’s not necessary to create new plates for every variation. It’s also useful for prototype printing, and is the primary technique for the print on demand business.