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Products and Services

Standard Printing Company has been in business since 1952 offering commercial printing services as well as wholesale printing services to the print trade. Our excellent printing quality, high level of operational integrity, and our constructive relationships with the print distributors and brokers who help us serve our ultimate customers. Working with these distributors and brokers over the years, we understand the challenges you face with various projects that come your way. Whether your job is a simple cut sheet form or one that requires complex finishing and binding, you can count on Standard Printing Company to provide our products and services at a competitive price.

We produce three primary form types: continuous, cut-sheet, and snap-out. A more detailed description of our capabilities, including press sizes, ink solutions, and more is included here. In addition, we provide a variety of finishing services, which include the following:

Print binding involves the fastening of individual sheets together. It allows print pieces to lay flat unlike other types of binding. This allows the piece to be fully functional; common examples are order forms or manufacturer stubs. Binding is typically employed with a snap-out form.

Related to print binding is a wrap-around book. This involves wrapping a piece of cardstock paper around the bounded sheets to create a synthetic book.

Collate means that when printing more than one copy of a multi-page document, the copies will print all pages of each copy before printing the second copy. They are sorted into a correctly assembled sequence – therefore if you are printing multiple copies it will then print them as cohesive sets of documents.

Cutting is often differentiated from trimming in that cutting refers to the separation of pages that have been printed together, while trimming refers to the process of removing paper from around the edges of a sheet

In the term “Drilling” refers to the process of creating round holes in paper using a rotating bit; sometimes these are called “punch holes”.

The two most common types of folding are half-fold and tri-fold, but there are many options for brochures, letters, direct mail pieces, invoices, invitations, newsletters, maps, and more.

Padding is a type of finish that utilizes sheets of paper which are bounded by an adhesive at the top; this allows the sheets to be easily pulled or torn off, thus creating a “pad”. A common example is a memo pad or an order pad similar to the type a server might use at a restaurant.

Poly-Wrapping services provide a fast and efficient way to enclose and dispatch printed products such as newsletters or brochures.

Shrink-wrap is a polymer plastic film that shrinks when heat is applied to it. It is a widely used packaging option. Sometimes referred to as shrink film, shrink-wrap is used extensively in the commercial printing industry to package printed documents.

The pamphlet stitch is a simple way of binding folded pages, often as an alternative to stapling. A sheet of paper folded in half is called a folio.

Advanced Printing Features to Secure Valuable Documents

Confidential and proprietary documents are vulnerable to fraud and need to be protected. At Standard Printing Company, we utilize the latest technology to secure your business forms and documents against copying, counterfeiting, tampering and manipulation. As a highly experienced and best-in-class trade printer, we help our customers in a variety of industries protect their printed information.

Below is an explanation of our capabilities with respect to these security features which we make available to our customers. Please contact us for more information and to connect with a wholesale printing specialist who can recommend security features for your commercial printing project.

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) is a vital part of check printing and bank compliance. It allows the data in the scanline (known as the “MICR line”) to be captured magnetically and/or optically. The scanline contains information such as the bank routing number, account number and check serial number. Banks rely on this information to process checks and the MICR line must be printed with magnetic ink, in according with Federal Reserve regulations. With Bleed-thru MICR, a special combination of MICR ink and paper create characters which bleed through the document, therefore becoming visible on the front and the back.

Chemically Reactive Paper turns colors when it comes in contact with bleach or other chemicals. If someone tries to wash the ink from a document using chemicals, it will leave a stain or turn the paper brown, blue, pink or black.

With encoding, a document is printed with a magnetic strip that contains machine readable codes.

Fluorescent security fibers are embedded in the paper during manufacturing and are non-reproducible. They will fluoresce (shine red, green, or blue) under ultraviolet light.

With Micro-type, a small line of text is printed on the document. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and requires magnification. Micro-type is advantageous because it doesn’t impact the overall document design. It may appear as a simple, solid line to the person viewing it but contains identifying information such as time, date and serial number. Micro-type is commonly used in currency and bank checks to prevent counterfeiting but can also be used on business documents for the same purpose.

The use of watermarks is a historically well-known and traditional technology which first appeared in printing in 1282 and continues to serve as an effective security strategy today. A watermark is seen when holding a document to a light source and may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding paper. A true watermark cannot be duplicated on a copier or scanner.