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Commercial Printing

Brochures, Annual Reports, Pocket Folders, POP Display Materials, and more. If it's printed on paper — we do it better than anyone.

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Plastic Printing

High quality printed PVC Vinyl, Static Cling Vinyl, ClingZ®, Pressure-Sensitive Vinyl, Lenticular hologram images and much more.

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Digital Printing

On-demand digital printing of exceptional quality on a variety of papers and vinyls with true variable data personalization capability.

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Envelope Printing

From simple one- and two-color business envelopes of all varieties to custom-converted, full-color envelopes — we can do it all for you!

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Paper makes the difference

Lange Graphics highly recommends that you check actual printed samples when evaluating the following paper characteristics. Only when the printed dot pattern is on the paper can accurate comparisons be made. Contact your Lange Graphics' sales representative or click here to request printed samples of papers that you are considering.

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This indicates the printing paper's ability to reflect a volume of light.

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Paper Whiteness

The ability to reflect all colors of light equally.

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Ink Holdout

Holdout refers to a paper's ability to hold ink on the surface consistently, so that it will dry in a sharper, more clearly defined dot and produce higher ink gloss. When ink is absorbed into the sheet, it spreads, creating a phenomenon referred to as "dot gain."

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The ability to hold an image without its showing through the other side of the sheet. There are two types of opacity: "apparent opacity" refers to the actual opacity of the unprinted paper itself; "printed opacity" is affected by holdout, in that the lessened opacity is actually caused by absorption of ink. As ink is absorbed into a sheet of paper the printed opacity of the page decreases, causing the image to show through on the back.

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Ascertain the appropriateness of the paper's finish to the desired end result. For example, a gloss finish offers the ultimate in reproduction detail, while dull and matte finishes offer easier reading for large quantities of text.

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The even and consistent continuity of the surface.

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Each grade of paper behaves differently on press. A paper's ability to absorb ink uniformly (absorbency), printed ink gloss (holdout), dimensional stability, and surface texture are all important factors to consider when preparing your design. For example, a paper with excellent opacity will present crisp, full-color images without "showing through" on the back of the sheet, and can provide more flexibility when designing and laying out the printer's form.
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