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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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The right weight for the job

 

Most paper grades come in a variety of text and cover weights. Requesting that Lange Graphics make a dummy of your project before you specify paper weight is invaluable. A dummy will allow you to check for opacity (put a page of type behind one of the unprinted pages) and for the overall tactile feel of the piece.

When selecting a paper weight, it is important to be aware that European and Asian sheets typically contain less paper pulp and more surface coating than American sheets. While an American sheet and a European sheet might both be specified as 100#, for instance, the European sheet would feel less bulky and would likley have less opacity than the comparative American sheet.

While paper types and grades may vary, weights are generally specified in terms of basis weight — this refers to the total weight of a 500-sheet ream of the grade in its standard basis size, as represented by the charts below:

Lange Graphics' standard text and cover paper weights chart