Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What kind of printing is this, and who does it?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by TheSnowman, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    Apparently the company that used to print these (just a general paper printing company far as I can tell) isn't printing them anymore, so they came to me for a solution. It's basically a one month promotional for a community fund raising event. They get the people involved to cut them out by scissors, and follow the black outline. It's just got to be 23" X 35" or so, and black ink on red paper.

    I have checked w/ Mike @ Merrit, and I'm waiting to hear back if the blueprint guys can do this or not. Anyone else know of a wholesale online source? Got print could do them, but I only need 150, not 500.

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
    Tags:
  2. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd a BUMP!
     
  3. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    traditional offset 1-color on red stock? Quantity is probably too low though... Does it have to be black on red or can it be a 4-color print on white (i.e. inkjet print the whole thing, but the backside would be white instead of red)?
     
  4. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

    4,513
    0
    0
    Feb 11, 2007
    150 pcs??

    kinkos!
     
  5. Tony McD

    Tony McD Member

    458
    2
    18
    Sep 13, 2006
    Camdenton, Missouri
    I've used a local print shop do similar stuff.
    They had a room full of oversize sheet stock to choose from.
    For artwork, I took them a black a white file on disc.

    Also a good way to print larger restaurant menus, etc...
     
  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    It can be a four color print as far as they are concerned...these things were total crap in my opinion...colors are a terrible combo, and they faded after being in stores windows for like a week. I have no clue what they paid for them before, so I didn't even know rather to get involved.

    I'm not against Kinko's I guess...I just have never ever been there, so wasn't sure about it. They need 300 "legs" total, so yea, 150.
     
  7. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    Yea, just called Kinko's...I'm glad to see they aren't lowballers. $3,000 for 150 that are 2' X 3' semi gloss paper, about like a cardstock thickness. If I wanted to get that in it, I can get them from GotPrint.
     
  8. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

    4,357
    89
    48
    Feb 14, 2007
    NJ/NY/PA
    you should try and get some red paper stock and run it on your mimaki. we print on colored material on our rolands all the time with good results as long at the material is light enough and based on your pic you should be fine. since it was crap before and they were ok with it it should be ok now but i think you will get good results
     
  9. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    4,876
    80
    48
    Feb 27, 2007
    World
    Why not screen print them, if they need to be glossy use a laquer base ink.
     
  10. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    I was just thinking about printing them. I don't even know where to begin looking for a red roll of paper though. Even if I could get something heavy enough to print the red on, it'd probably be ok. Anyone use anything like that? I'm running a JV3. I'm looking on Advantage's page right now for something.
     
  11. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

    6,955
    390
    83
    Apr 17, 2003
    Valle Vista
    I would screen print them...
     
  12. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    I'm not a screen print shop, nor do I know anyone that's gonna give me the time of day to print paper I wouldn't think. I just found this one Advantage's page. Looks like it could work. It's compatible w/ a JV3. I could print these in a pretty short amount of time, I'm just wondering if this stuff will curl when they cut them out with scissors...(yes, they cut them w/ scissors because they don't want to pay me to plotter cut them)

    http://www.advantagesignsupply.com/Sihl-TriSolv-PostArt-Paper-Satin-6-mil-54-x-200
     
  13. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    4,876
    80
    48
    Feb 27, 2007
    World
    I use that paper and the heavier weight ones they carry. I noticed the thinner papers don't curl at all at the edges.
     
  14. Definitely screen printed, I PM'd you
     
  15. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

    6,921
    43
    48
    Aug 28, 2007
    Indiana
    Chicago - Do you like it? Do you think it'll curl like vinyl that hasn't sat long enough when they cut it out? Or should I be good? They only have to last a month...INDOORS.
     
  16. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

    6,955
    390
    83
    Apr 17, 2003
    Valle Vista
    Gigposters are usually screen printed... if you go to gigposters.com I'm sure you can find someone to do it.
     
  17. jrsc

    jrsc Member

    144
    0
    16
    Sep 24, 2008
    NY
    what you want is 1 color offset on red paper. 23 x 35 is one of the most common sizes for an offset paper. 150 is a bit on the low side but its a quick easy job for an offset printer. I bet you can get it done for a couple hundred dollars. You can probably double the quantity for $50 more. Offset would be the most affordable way to do this by a long shot.
     
  18. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

    1,243
    0
    0
    Oct 22, 2009
    Offset, any commercial printer. 1 plate, black ink, doesn't get any easier. You will pay the minimum set up charge 150 or 1,000 will probably be the same price except for the stock (of which there might be a minimum).
     
  19. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

    1,243
    0
    0
    Oct 22, 2009
    could you run them through your printer on super cheap thick red calendered 24" wide vinyl instead of paper?
     
Loading...

 


Loading...