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Prisma Graphic is FSC Certified

Prisma Graphic demonstrates respect for the planet, while maintaining its reputation as a high-quality commercial printer. Prisma Graphic, one of the Southwest’s leading privately owned commercial printers, becomes FSC certified to help protect the environment.

“FSC certification was the next logical step for Prisma. Over the years, we have developed our own internal Sustainability Program. This program has focused on reducing our overall power consumption, recycling excess production materials, as well as properly treating and disposing of the chemicals used in the printing process,” states Robert Anderson, President.

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March 10, 2010 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Get Creative with your Real Estate Marketing

Marketing your real estate doesn’t have to be hard. Lucky for you, we are providing some inspiration here for you to help get the creative juices flowing. Using high quality graphic design elements, alittle creativity, and quality and professional commercial printing, you can create a winning real estate marketing campaign. Below are some quick tips to help you get started, before you hire a design or start sketching yourself.

Represent Yourself

1. Find Out Who You Are Marketing To. Are you looking to market yourself as the Home Town Neighborhood Agent or the Upscale Property Expert? Do you want to target First Time Buyers or Premium Commercial Clients? Answering who your target market is will help determine how to market and how to build your brand. Your marketing brand will include flyers, postcards, informational packets, brochures, CD and DVD’s and other marketing material.

2. Be You and Not Like Everyone Else. Many agents use the same formula when creating their Real Estate Marketing material. Call it “mediocrity in three parts.” The first part is the agent’s photo, the second part is the carbon-copy message, and the third part is the “call today for a no-obligation consultation.” Seriously. Give your potential clients something unique. Just make sure that you are staying true to step #1 and knowing your market.

3. “I can save a little money and do it all myself”… Wait! Don’t do that. Creating a brand requires professional help. Consult a local graphic designer and commercial printer to handle what they do best…making high quality marketing materials.

Take alook at some of the examples of creative printed brochures, postcards and other marketing materials from the real estate industry as well as others and use it for inspiration on how you can market to your potential clients.

Perforated Postcards

Surrounding Area Information

Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listing in a Box

Brochures, Postcards, and Binder

Tri Fold Binder

Print Advertising

Contact Prisma Graphic and let us help you, with our network of graphic designers, come up with a Real Estate Brand Marketing Package for you.

March 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm 2 comments

How to Save Money on Your Print Binding

The right design can make our break a print catalog. But, the design and content are not the only things that are important in catalog printing. Your print catalogs are not complete until the binding has been properly placed and done with.

In order for you to maximize your return on investment you need to understand the methods of binding in order to choose the most appropriate for your particular print job. Whether you print catalogs online or the conventional way, using the most suitable binding method will help you a lot in providing your target clients with the best catalog printing possible.

Binding

Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. It usually involves attaching covers to the resulting text-block.

If books had been invented after the computer, they would have been considered a big breakthrough. Books have several hundred simultaneous paper-thin, flexible displays. They boot instantly. They run on very low power at a very low cost.
Prof. Joseph M. Jacobson, MIT Media Lab, quoted in the New York Times, Apr 8, 1988, page B2.

Pasted Vs Saddle Stitch

Saddle Stitch

The most popular method, saddle stitching holds the sheets by 2 metal stitches or staples. With this method, pages are spread open at the center, then hung on saddle to be stitched, or stapled, through the fold line at the spine. Ideal for projects with no more than about 60 pages, depending on the sheet weight, this is the simplest and most economical way to bind. Meant for 8-160 pages.

Pasted

The paste-on-fold binding method is more cost effective to produce than a saddle-stitch or perfect-bound book. Examples of paste-on-fold products are college course schedules and seminar catalogs. Meant for 8, 16, 32 or 48 pages .

Which One Saves Me Money

By using the Pasted method you can save 20 – 30% on 8, 16, 24-skinny catalogs.

Request a free quote on print binding today!

February 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

4 x 6 Postcard Template

Postcard Advertising is one of the most affordable means of marketing your business, new products or announcing a sale or special promotion. Our 4 x 6 postcard is compact and extremely effective at getting the Return on Investment (ROI) you need. The ideal size for special events, invitations, and promotions. A 4×6 postcard qualifies for First Class Presorted Postcard rates so you make a huge impact on your clients, not your budget. To help support our graphic designers we have a 4×6 postcard template that you can download for free. This template includes the safe area, cut lines, and bleeds.

Download Template (front and back .eps file)

February 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

The Spirit of Giving- Prisma Graphic teams up with St. Mary’s Food Bank for an 8,000 can food drive.

A Gift to Many at the Holiday Season.

Being in the service business, the notion of positively impacting others comes natural to all of us at Prisma Graphic. We are fortunate for our partnerships and we count our blessings every single day. In the spirit of the holiday season we hope to unite the resources of our clients, co-workers, families and friends to help our community. Prisma Graphic has set a goal to collect 8,000 cans of food to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance by the end of January 2010.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, the world’s first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Covering 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties, this worthy organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for all Arizonans in need.

As a special thank you for your continued support and patronage, Prisma Graphic will match all donations can for can or dollar for dollar until this goal is reached; a perfect way to give a deserving family a happy holiday.

 Please join us to make a donation: 

Simply click here  to contact Prisma Graphic to arrange for the pickup of your food or monetary donation. We’ll contact you to coordinate a convenient time for one of our delivery drivers to stop by your location

2010 –  The Spirit of Giving Continues…

To continue the spirit of giving throughout 2010, Prisma Graphic is planning the following company events to support our community.  Please check back for updates throughout the year.

April – May 2010: Habitat for Humanity

October 2010: Race for the Cure

November – December 2010:
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Drive and
Crisis Nursery Hope for the Holidays Campaign

December 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Printable technologies case study on Prisma Graphic and Dokshop.

Printable technologies recently wrote case study on Prisma Graphic and Dokshop.

November 17, 2009 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Prisma Graphic Services and Capabilities

Prisma Press Floor

 

 

 

 

Prisma Graphic has the following services and capabilities.

Equipment List

Electronic Prepress

  • (1) Magnus 800 Platesetter with 5 Autoloader/Cassettes
  • (1) Creo Trendsetter Spectrum Platesetter
  • (9) Mac Work Stations
  • (9) PC Work Stations
  • (6) PREPS Imposition Stations
  • (2) Prinergy JVX 10.4 Ripping & Trapping Systems
  • Prinergy Stochastic Screener
  • Prinergy – PDF Workflow
  • Kodak – FM Staccato Screening
  • Canon Color ImpoProofer Automated
  • 2-sided proofer with Color Management
  • Canon ImagePrograf Contract Color Proofer with Kodak Color Management
  • Epson Inkjet Color 9900 Proofer 44”
  •  (2) Sherpa 2-Sided Proofers
  • HP DesignJet 5500 Proofer
  • Pictoral Proofer (11” x 17” max)
  • Multiple CD/DVD Burners
  • Rimage Premium CD/DVD PlexWriter (6 Unit) High-Speed
  • Eversmart Pro2 Flatbed Scanner (11.5” x 17” original input)
  • X RITE PlateScope (Plate Quality/Process Control)
  • X RITE Spectrodensitometer (Proofing, Plating, Press Profiling Process Control)
  • Eye One Color Calibration System
  • Profile Maker Pro (Color Profiling system)
  • Complete Up to date Software and Font Library
  • All files archived on DAT and DVD
  • Mirrored 3T Raid Dell Servers & Gigabit Speed Network
  • E. Quix & High Speed Network Server
  • FTP Server
  • (2) CIP3 Servers
  • Kodak ColorTune Proofing Server
  • Prinergy 1.6 Remote Proofing Server
  • Kodak InSite – Customer Job Interface 

Bindery

  • (2) Heidelberg Cylinder Press; Sheet Size: 22 x 30”
  • Brausse – 22 1/2 x 29” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Kluge EHD – 14 x 20” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Baum Lawson MPU, 47” Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • Polar 52” EMC Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • (2) Saber® 54” Cutter w/ Baumann Jogger
  • Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   10 Stations w/ Cover Feeder & 3-Knife Trimmer
  • (2) Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   6 Stations /Cover Feeder w/ 3-Knife Trimmer
  • Perfect Binder 18”
  • Rollem TR, 35” Perforating & Scoring
  • Rollem TR, 40” Perforating & Scoring
  • MBO B26S Perfection Folder 26 x 40”; 32-Page
  • MBO B23 Folder 20 x 26”; 8-Page
  • MBO B32 S Perfection Folder 32 x 40”; 8-Page
  • Stahl Folder 30 x 40” 16-Page Folder
  • Kluge Pocket Folder Gluer w/Final Fold Ability
  • Challenge Paper Drill, 5-Hole
  • (1) Auto Shrink Wrap Packager
  • (3) Semi-Auto Shrink Wrap Packager

Presses (Web, Sheetfed & Digital)

  • M-130 Heidelberg 38 inch, 5 Color Heatset Web with Color Control System CCS Loop
  • Combo Folder – Sheeter – Pattern Perforator    Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 38 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 37.5 inches
  • Color King 36 inch, 2 Color Web Press / Combo Folder  Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 36 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 35.5 inches
  • Akiyama 40 inch, 5 Color Perfector with Color Control System CCS Loop Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 27.5 x 39.5 inches
  •  (2) Akiyama 40 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,  Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,   Maximum Image Area:  27.5.  X 39.5 inches
  • Mitsubishi 28 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,    Maximum Sheet:  20 x 28 inches,    Maximum Image Area:  19.5 x 27.5 inches
  • Ryobi True 2 Color (Best for Registration and Solids),  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • (2) AB Dick 2 Color Replicator,  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • Halm Jet 2C Color Perfector Envelope Press,    Maximum Sheet:  13 x 18 inches, Maximum Image Area: 11 x 17 inches
  • HP Indigo 5000 4 Color Press   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches
  • C6500 Digital 4 Color Copier/Press,   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches

Fulfillment

  • Pick and Pack
  • Package and Distribution
  • On-line Customized Inventory Management
  • Cycle Count

 Mailing Services

Our Mailing Department offers a fully integrated service, which
is completely in-house, and configured to suit any requirements.
These services include data acquisition and management, CASS
certification, NCOA service, DPV validation. Prisma can customize
any mailing program to satisfy the needs of our clients.

 Dokshop.com (Web-to-Print Solution)

A unique business-to-business product that enables users to order,
personalize, proof and manage print materials online.  Its parameter-
based programming allows customization with various user options
and controls. Each site can be specifically tailored to fulfill any client’s
needs.

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 Offset Printing Services:

  •  Sheetfed: Medium Quantity Print Runs
  •  Jprint 5C Perfector Press with Color Control System CCL
  • Sheetfed: Large Quantity Print Runs with our new Control System CCL
  •  Heatset Web: Large Quantity Print runs with Color
  • Open Web: Short and Large Print runs

  Digital Printing:

  •  Including Variable Data
  •  Indigo Short Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18”, Including Variable Data with Inline Finishing
  •  Konica Minolta Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18″
  •  41”X72” Large Format-Short Quantity Print runs
Prepress  
  •  State-of-the-Art Computer Hardware,
  •  Software & Color Correction & Image Manipulation
  •  Hi-res Canon Kodak Proofs
  •  HP Ink Jet & Laser Proofs, Sherpa Digital Proofs
  •  Prinergy Ripping & Trapping
  •  Prinergy –FM Segundo Stochastic Screening
  •  Kodak Remote Proofing
  •  Kodak-FM Staccato Screening
  •  Prinergy PDF Workflow
  • SSL Secured FTP Site
  • Direct-to-Plate Magnus 800

  Design & Production 

  •  Outside agency support
  •  Supplement In-house Creative Staff
  • Develop Original Concepts 
  • Follow Existing Corporate Graphic Standards

 CD/DVD Duplicating

  •  Data Duplication 
  • Thermal Label Printing

Bindery

  • Folding 
  • Scoring 
  • Perforating 
  • Stitching 
  • Perfect Bind 
  • Die Cutting 
  • Embossing 
  • Foil Stamping 
  • Gluing
  • Drilling
  • Mounting
  • Sequential Numbering

  DOKSHOP: Online e-Commerce Website

  • Pre-approved Products
  •  Brand consistency
  • Static and Dynamic Fields
  • Instant Online PDF ApprovalView Order Status and History
  • Customizable Shipping

State-of-the-Art Warehouse Facility

  • Product Inventory Storage
  • Clearly Labeled Product with Scannable Bar Codes

 Fulfillment  

  • Computerized Pick & Pac
  • Build Kits of Various Configurations Requirements
  • Bulk or Custom Packaging to Fit your Unique
  • Ship to Single or Multiple Locations

Mailing, Shipping & Receiving

  • CASS Certified Mailing Services
  • Database Management
  • Inserting
  • 1st Class, Standard Presort
  • Bulk Mail with FedEx Overnight
  • 2-day or Ground Shipping
  • Common Carrier

 

Contact Prisma Graphic for a quote on all your printing, design and mailing needs.

 

November 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

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