Our sophisticated workflow includes critical preflighting of your files, digital color retouching, color management, accurate proofing and computer to plate (CTP) output. Pre-press is fully linked and supported by a powerful multi-server network which includes links to Web-To-Print portals and convenient FTP for transferring files electronically. Rest assured that any questions you may have concerning file assembly will be answered to your satisfaction.
How do we assure you of consistent quality, piece after piece, job after job? Modern Komori press technology, experienced staff and the highest-quality inks, substrates, and accessories.
Your sheet-fed project runs on a computer-to-plate system that maintains image integrity in excess of 1 million impressions per plate. This unique thermal plate imaging process allows us to reproduce a spot size of 20 micron-perfect for the integration of numerous hybrid screening options available today.
Among the most popular of our screening options available is stochastic screening, a random screening method utilizing a dot so small it’s barely visible by the human eye.
Our wide range of substrates includes the following:
- Uncoated paper from 50lbs. to cover weights
- Coated paper from 60lbs. to cover weights
- Synthetic materials: Kimdura, static cling, styrene, rigid vinyl, PETG
- Paperboard up to 30pt.
Imperial has invested wisely into the digital workflow arena. Utilizing state-of-the-art capabilities built into the new Xerox Iridesse Production Color Press, we can offer one-pass capability for incorporating metallics, HD White, and HD Clear Varnish all at dazzling resolutions and blinding speeds.
In addition to the toner enhancements, the Iridesse is capable of imaging text and graphics at resolutions of up to 2400 dpi on a myriad of paper and composite materials in thicknesses measuring up to 24pt (400gsm).
A unique value of the Iridesse Production Press is the ability to manage two specialty dry inks simultaneously. For example, gold and silver dry inks can be used together or alone and laid down either over or under CMYK. Clear dry ink can be laid over CMYK, gold, or silver as a protective layer on the full page or in selected areas to enhance images. Using a multi-pass printing process, up to seven layers of clear dry ink can be applied for a dimensional, tactile appearance. The new Fiery Metallics feature allows users to create metallic shades of custom spot colors with no additional prepress work required.
Wide format printers are generally accepted to be any computer-controlled printers that supports a maximum print roll width of between 18″ and 100″. Printing machines with capacities over 100″ wide are considered super wide or grand format.
Imperial offers a wide format machine in the form of a 64″ Mutoh Value Jet LF Roll Color Inkjet. It is ideal for printing packaging prototypes, trade show graphics, POP displays, indoor and outdoor signage, even vehicle wraps.
Wide format printer end applications vary. Here are samples of a few:
- Trade Show Graphics
- Backlit Film (duratrans)
- Vehicle Image Wraps
- Architectural Drawings
- Construction Plans
- Backdrops for Stages
5ft wide x 10ft long x 2in thick; that’s Grand Format printing you must see to believe. Bring Imperial your large project needs and we’ll execute them quickly yet carefully.
Imperial’s Inca Onset Grand Format Inkjet Printer is designed with high volume and quick turnaround. Instead of the traditional back-and-forth motion of the printing process, the Onset prints the entire sheet of material. The bed of the press actually moves, allowing the print heads to stay in place — so even if you’re printing a 50-foot square piece of material, you’ll cover the entire sheet in one pass. Four passes later, in as little as 30 seconds, you’ve finished a high-quality finished piece. Depending on types of substrates, the Onset produces about 30 beds per hour. See how it works in this brief video.
Grand Format Options
- Banners to standees
- Trade show displays
- Indoor/outdoor signs
- Specialty signage
In-house die cutting allows Imperial to control the quality of your project and save you money. Few area printers offer in-house dies and cutting. Choose from thousands of commonly used dies and avoid a third-party for die cutting to save time and money.
Imperial will email die lines that meet your needs or ask us to create a custom die-cut template to fit your unique design. Our die cutters perform die cutting, stamping, embossing, scoring, and perforating to achieve your desired professional performance and appearance.
Unlike die cutting which uses physical dies to create the shape, Imperial’s digital cutter uses a blade which follows a computer-programmed path to create the shape you desire. The digital cutter consists of a flat table area and a set of cutting, milling and scoring attachments mounted on an arm. This arm allows the cutter to move left, right, forwards, and backwards. The printed sheet is placed on the table, and the cutter travels across the sheet along the programmed path to cut out the shape.
By utilizing our digital cutter which can make cuts and score different shapes in various types of material whether rigid or soft, such as paper, cardboard, or foam core.
Imperial offers a wide range of finishing services to maintain the entire quality of finished product, to ensure a quick and seamless process and to control costs. From concept to completion, Here you will find information on our cost effective finishing services completed by our highly trained specialists.
- Saddle Stitching
- Perfect Binding
- Plastic Coil Binding
- UV Coating
- Shrink Wrapping
Imperial’s packaging design team can design a container to solve even your most complex packaging needs. From small multi-chamber boxes, to complex display assemblies, Imperial is ready to tackle your newest project.
Investing in the right equipment and developing a solid production plan are key to Imperial’s package creative expertise. Imperial can quickly generate a packaging design and deliver a prototype in short order for approvals and testing, before going into production. Imperial is constantly studying the market for new and unique packaging designs that will serve our customers unique needs.