RAM Printing

Our pre-press department takes pride in its ability to handle a large influx of clients on a regular basis, while still delivering the highest quality product available. Speed and accuracy are of the utmost importance. Some of the services offered through our pre-press department include:
• Scanning
• Color Correction and Matching
• Digital CMYK Proofs/Hard-Copy Proofs
• Preflight Services
• Excellent Troubleshooting for Problem Files
• Page Layout
• Typsetting
• Design
• Technical Assistance and Training
• Workflow Analysis

Offset Printing
The printing process that RAM provides includes up to a 6 color in-line printing option, along with added in-line aqueous coating. The process features true-to-press Epson proofs (available upon request), along with custom ink mixing for exact color matching. Additionally, the workflow is PMS and CMYK compatible with the ability to perfect 1/1 on book work.

We can also print on a wide variety of materials including:

• Paper
• Plastic
• Labelstock
• Chipboard
• Board Stock up to 32 Point
• Repositionable Vinyl
• Synthetic Material (i.e. Tyvek and others)
• NCR (Carbonless) Multi-Part Tasking Paper
• Pre-coated or Painted Paper

Finishing / Shipping
Our bindery department is capable of a host of finishing options and techniques. These options include, but are in no means limited to:
Saddle Stitch
Short-Run Perfect Binding
Short-Run Lay Flat Binding
Wire-O Binding
GBC Binding
Tape Binding
Wafer Sealing
Fugitive Glue
Laser Cutting
Delivery available by our trucks valid for most jobs. FedEx and UPS batch shipping options available, as well.

Large Format Graphics
Utilizing our top-of-the-line Epson SureColor S80600 greens-solvent based printer, we are capable of outputting digital graphics up to 61" in width, by any length. Through the power of the accompanying, high-end imposition and color matching software, the printed material requested is guaranteed to match your existing campaign hues with 100% accuracy and lightning-fast delivery times. We can print on a variety of materials including paper, fabric, and scrim vinyl. Features and deliverables of our high-end, digital, large format printers include:
Green Solvent Coloring Solution
Custom Mounting
Project Lamination for Extended Life
Grommet Mounting
Table-Top Displays
Tradeshow Graphics
Banner Stands
POP Displays
Window Signs
Event Banners

Promotional Items
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RAM Printing


Glossary of Terms
AA’s - Abbreviation for Authors Alterations. These are chargeable changes made by the client to a file after it has been submitted for printing.
Bleed - The extra amount of printed image that extends beyond the trim edge of a sheet.

Booklet Envelope - An envelope that opens on the long side (see also catalog envelope).

BRC - Business Reply Card. A card generally supplied with some sort of marketing material to a customer or client to fill out and send back to you, usually postage-free to the client. There are specific postal regulations that must be adhered to in creating a business reply card.

C1S Paper - Paper that is coated on one side only. Often used for postcards.
Caliper - The thickness of paper, usually expressed in thousandths of an inch (mils).

Catalog Envelope - An envelope with the opening on the shorter edge (see also booklet envelope).

CMYK - Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Also referred to as process ink.
Coated Paper - Paper that has received a coating during manufacturing to produce a smooth image. The finish can run from dull coated to cast coated which would be a high gloss sheet.

CTP - Computer-to-Plate. The process of sending an electronic file for printing from a computer to be images to a printing plate without the use of film.

Deboss - An image that is pressed into a sheet of paper (see also emboss).

DPI - Dots per Inch – the measure of the resolution of a screen image or a printed page.

Double-Thick - A heavy weight paper that is formed by pasting 2 sheets of the same paper back to back (See also Duplex).

Dummy - A set of blank pages set up to show the size, shape, form and general construction of a printed piece.

Duo-Tone - A two color halftone reproduction from a one color photograph.

Duplex - A heavy weight paper that is formed by pasting 2 sheets, usually with different colors and or finishes on each side.
Emboss - An image that is raised from the surface of the paper (see also deboss).

Epson SureColor S80600 - Epson SureColor P8000 Printer. The CMYK digital proofing equipment used at RAM.

Grain - The direction that most of the fibers in a sheet of paper run. Paper can run grain long (with the fibers parallel to the long edge of a sheet) or grain short (with the fibers running papralell to the short edge of the sheet). Knowing the grain direction is important as it is best to keep any folds on a printed piece running with the grain to avoid cracking.

Gripper Edge - The leading edge of paper as it passes through a printing press.

Gripper Margin - Unprintable blank edge of paper that is “gripped” as it is pulled through the press.
Indicia - The mark in the upper corner of an envelope that indicates the way a piece should mail, and the permit number the postage will be charged to.

Kerning - The amount of space between letters in a word.

Leading - The amount of space between lines of type.

Offset - The transfer of ink from the back of one sheet to the front of another in a stack of paper.

PE - Printer’s Error. An error on a proof that is caused by the printer and is corrected at no cost to a client.

Perfecting - The printing of a sheet of paper on both sides in just one pass through the press. RAM Printing has 1/1 color perfecting capabilities.

PMS Color - Pantone Matching System. The printing industry standard for identifying special colors other than CMYK.
Point - The size of a letter of type. There are approximately 72 points to an inch.

Saddle Stitching - A form of book binding that requires 4 page signatures which are then bound with wire (stitches or staples). This is the binding method used on most magazines.

Score - A line or impression made in a sheet of paper that breaks or weakens the fibers to make folding easier.
Self-Cover - A book whose cover and text pages are all printed on the same kind of paper.

Sheetwise - To print one side of a sheet of paper with one set of plates then turn it over and print the backside as a second pass through the press with another set of plates.

Stock - The paper used for a printing project.

Stripping - Imposing pages as they will run on a press sheet.

Uncoated Paper - Paper that has not received any coating during the manufacturing process.

Uncoated paper can come in many finishes and textures such as smooth, wove, linen, laid, antiqued and columned.

Wire-O Binding - A type of binding where a continuous series of double looks are wrapped through a series of punched slots on the binding edge of a book.

Wire Side - The side of a sheet of paper that is in contact with the wire belt during manufacturing. All sheets of paper have a wire side and a smooth side. This is most noticeable in textured sheets of paper.

Work & Tumble - Printing one side of a sheet of paper, showing both the front and back images of the item, then flipping the sheet head over foot and sending it though the press again to print the second side with the same set of plates.

Work & Turn - Printing one side of a sheet of paper, showing both the front and back images of the item, then flipping the sheet over from left to right and sending it though the press again to print the second side with the same set of plates.