Products and Services Guide
Our Tagline Has Meaning When Kal-Blue embarked on the process of rebranding after almost 60 years in business, an effective new logo tagline was at the top of the list. The new logo and tagline had to be about our clients and our relationships with them. Imagine. Partner. Print. Nails it. Imagine. Our clientâ€™s imagination is what drives our ingenuity. It has since day one. Our clients are the most creative people we know. Partner. Since 1960 our client partnerships are what fuel our relationships. Whether it is a quick turnaround or a complex project, we strive to be the friend you can count on. Print. It is our specialty. We strive to provide print solutions that makes our clients look great. Large or small. Simple or complex. You have my word that we will live up to these ideals daily.
Christopher (Kip) Young President & CEO
Kal-Blue Products and Services
Digital On-Demand Small Format Printing
Digital On-Demand Large Format Printing
6 Large Format Display Graphics 8 Digital Decor 10 Construction Documentation 12 Retractable Signs, Banners and Display Stands 14 Outdoor Signage, Banners and Fence Wraps 16
Out of the Ordinary Projects
18 Creating Your Print Files 19 Media, Substrates and Laminates 20
Large Format Printer Sales and Service
21 Bluebeam Revu
Digital On-Demand Small Format Printing Anyone with a brand will benefit from Kal-Blue digital on-demand printing services. Kal-Blue delivers color and black and white printed collateral great for attracting and building business consistently. Whatever quantity, size, format, paper, or color you need, we can produce it and get it done on time and on budget. Digital On-Demand Printing is perfect For: Postcards Booklets Brochures Business cards Calendars Manuals Specifications Posters Photo copies Color copies Folding Binding
Square-Fold Booklets Beyond the standard booklet. The unique square edge binder on our digital press offers customers booklets that look like perfect bound books. Calendars Calendars are available one at a time for that perfect gift or in larger quantities to pass out to your customers or clients. Brochures Our digital press has the capability to print high-quality brochures on many different media and quantities. Catalogs From single page documents to catalogs with hundred's of pages, on-demand digital printing technology will deliver high-quality catalogs that promote your products and services professionally every time. Menus We print beautiful full color menus on media that can be wiped down and cleaned. On-demand printing allows you to change your menus easily and affordably. Fulfillment You have offices all over the country that need manuals and other print materials delivered timely. Our experienced staff will print, package, ship, coordinate and track your project through completion.
Applications: Digital Printing Advantages: High-quality, short run options 10 bit RIP for offset-like gradations Multiple finishing options Quick turnaround Affordable
Specifications: Media Sizes: Sheet sizes up to 13” x 19” Media Types: Cover and text weight stocks, coated and uncoated Output: Color or black and white Specialty Media: Many different media and substrate types available
Finishing Options: Standard full size & half size booklets Square bound booklets In-line booklet face trim Stitched books Comb binding Spiral binding Folding Lamination Acco binders
Standard Booklets Whether you need a program or a catalog, our digital press has the ability to print and assemble high-quality saddle stitched booklets.
What Our Customers are Saying “For us, even in the internet age, the product catalog is a must-have for our dealers. Having used other companies in the past, we were blown away by the quality of the catalogs we just received from Kal-Blue! There's simply no comparison between the two; this is what a professional catalog should look like!” Jon Moody Social Media Manager Product Development
Digital On-Demand Large Format Printing From 11” x 17” to 40” x 200” posters, Kal-Blue's industry leading large format high speed print technology gets it done. Printing at 2’ per second, our HP PageWide print technology offers a great solution for quick, colorful event, retail, and restaurant posters. Whether it is one or hundreds, we can provide the impact you are looking for. Digital On-Demand Printing is perfect For: Posters Signage Restaurant menus Window signs Easel signs Outdoor signs POP displays Court presentations
Applications: Digital Printing Advantages: Quality, short run options Indoor or outdoor applications Multiple finishing options Pigmented inks for greater durability Quick turnaround Affordable
Specifications: Media Sizes: Roll media sizes up to 40” wide Media Types: 20# bond to photo paper Output: High-speed color or black and white
Specialty Media: Many different media including tornado bond, mylar and clear film
Nearly unlimited options based on your imagination - think out of the ordinary
What Our Customers are Saying I really appreciate the quality work that KalBlue produces for my organization. The staff is friendly, helpful, professional and efficient. They make the process simple from start to finish. Most recently, I worked with them to produce our Winter Program Guide. The quality was phenomenal, and I had them inhand significantly sooner than expected. Not to mention, their prices are incredibly affordable! I recommend Kal-Blue to all of my colleagues who are in need of printing services! Amanda Schmitz Marketing Director Monroe Family YMCA
Large Format Display Graphics Kal-Blue produces beautiful, high-quality, large format graphics for many uses including retail POP, corporate communications, trade show exhibits, and office settings. We offer the latest digital print technology to produce printed materials with incredibly durable and vibrant color. Share your message loud and proud with display graphics from Kal-Blue. Display Graphic Services Include: Banners Posters Yard signs CNC cut shapes and logos Digital decor and wall coverings Job site signs Floor graphics Outdoor signage Pull-up displays Retail signage (POP) Corporate communications Presentation/display boards Restaurant signage Court presentations Production tours anytime! Would you like to see how all these great products and services are produced? Contact us to set up a tour of our Kalamazoo production facility. It may not be the biggest, but it includes many of the industry leading tools to produce your project as you expect. Contact us today to setup a time to check us out!
Applications: Digital Printing Advantages: High-quality, short run options Indoor or outdoor applications Multiple finishing options Quick turnaround Affordable
Specifications: Media Sizes: Sheet sizes up to 60” x 120” wide Roll sizes up to 16’ wide Media Types: Too numerous to list Output: Color or black and white Specialty Media: Too numerous to list
Nearly unlimited options based on your imagination - think out of the ordinary CNC digital die-cutting
Kal-Blue goes through the process of color profiling all media and equipment in house. This assures consistent high quality output from all of our devices.
What Our Customers are Saying
Thank You so much for your quick response time and ability to accept our zero lead time jobs! Kal-Blue has been an invaluable partner for me, and I'm singing your praises in the office so you get more work from us. Thank you, Jenny Calme Schawk
Digital Decor and Wall Coverings Kal-Blue wants your brand message to be perfect throughout your entire facility. In todayâ€™s graphic world, we can print your image on just about anything including walls, floors, windows, doors, and ceilings both indoor and outdoor. Digital Decor is perfect for offices, restaurants, retail stores, conference rooms, lobbies, hospital rooms, game rooms, or anywhere you want to make a huge colorful impact. Kal-Blue offers many Digital Decor solutions: Wall coverings Window treatments Floor graphics Fence wraps Outdoor signage Glass door and curtain wall wraps Retail signage (POP) Menu board inserts Trade show exhibits Vinyl die-cut lettering Snap frames Canvas prints Installation
Many Options From floor graphics to wall graphics, we can provide you with solutions that will enhance any interior space. Windows, walls, doors, floors, and even ceilings all have numerous options that make a difference when covered by graphics. Any Shape Our state of the art digital cutting technology means you can have any shape graphic you want. From logos to characters to objects, we can print, cut, and finish graphics in just about any shape. Installation Need your digital decor graphics installed? Kal-Blue has the staff and partners to provide high-quality installation services from the smallest project to the most complex.
Applications: Digital Decor Advantages:
Many different media and substrate options Custom interiors to display your brand From design to installation, we assist you every step of the way Custom die-cut graphics for your logos and brand messages Easy to install and remove
Specifications: Media Sizes: Sheet sizes up to 60” x 120” Media Types: Wall paper, floor graphics, canvas, and many more Output: Color and black and white Specialty Media: Many different media including pre die cut sheets, polymers, and colored stocks
Wall Coverings New technology in latex printing and especially in digitally printed wallcoverings has made custom wall coverings a very affordable alternative to boring mono colored walls. Now you can easily change the look of a space to coincide with the seasons, promotions, new products, etc. Latex printed wall coverings go up just like commercial wall coverings and are environmentally friendly and easy to install.
Finishing Options: CNC die-cut logos and brand icons Permanent and removable wall decals Stretched canvas prints Floor graphics Standees Installation
What Our Customers are Saying “I have been doing business with Kal-Blue for several years and have developed a wonderful partnership with them. Their service and quality are exceptional and I count on them to pull me through the tight deadlines I sometimes encounter. Kal-Blue is a company that I can always depend on for solutions, service and professionalism.” Beth Hunter, Marketing Director BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Construction Documentation and Scanning We specialize in many forms of technical documentation. Whether it is printing and distributing time critical construction data for your current projects or scanning archival technical specifications and drawings from the past, we have an answer. Construction Documentation and Scanning for Architects, Engineers and Contractors: Black and white or color large format drawings Specifications and project manuals GIS maps Client presentation boards BIM renderings Technical Document Archiving Services Our technical document archiving service provides high quality, accurate, and timely scanning that meets your needs. Whether you have 100â€™s or 1,000â€™s of documents we have the experience to help you archive them. We will help you develop a plan that works for you.
Budget Planning and Technical Advice Help High Quality Small and Large Format Scanning Custom File Naming Pickup and Delivery of Originals Monthly Billing
Construction and Technical Document Services Highlights: Plans and specs printing and distribution Color and black and white large format drawings Presentation boards and project proposals Archival scanning in small or large volumes Outdoor project signage
Your construction projects demand high-quality documentation in a variety of formats, colors, and sizes. Whether you create, manage, or build, Kal-Blue can produce and deliver construction documents locally, regionally, or nationally. While digital files are increasingly popular, sometimes you need a physical copy to do your work. We’ve got you covered color or black and white! Construction and Technical Document Services: Specification and project manuals in color Our HP PageWide color printer produces color or black and white large format construction documents Presentation boards, project proposals, and site signage Scan to file services for submittals and as-built drawings Durable outdoor job site signs Document distribution
Your One-Stop Shop for Construction and Technical Document Needs Yesterday's blueprints have become today's construction documentation Construction documents have evolved. From smelly ammonia prints to black and white, they have built many buildings. Fast forward to today, a time when color dominates everything. Color makes things more engaging, detailed, and impactful. Kal-Blue’s newest print technology offers large format color printing for construction drawings for much lower cost than before. Curious? Ask us how, or better yet… Come and see how.
Retractable Signs, Banners and Display Stands From sales presentations to trade shows, we offer banner and sign stands that fit your every need. Retractable signs and banner stands are perfect for displaying your brand messages in vivid color at conferences, in offices, restaurants, retail stores, conference rooms, lobbies, meetings, or anywhere you want to promote your brand message and make a colorful impact. Kal-Blue offers Retractable Signs, Banners and Display Stands for: Retail signage (POP displays) Menu board inserts Trade show exhibits Restaurants Conferences Retail store displays Sales presentations Quick and easy setup and take-down Includes protective zippered cases
Retractable Banner Stands Innovative retractable system, protects your message during transport. Telescopic poles allow the graphic to be displayed at varying heights.
Applications: Retractable Sign Advantages: High-quality, short run options Compact and easy to carry Numerous sizes and combination options Quick turnaround Affordable
Specifications: Media Sizes: Dependent on display option selected sheet sizes up to 60” x 120” Media Types: Polymers with or without over-laminates Output: Color
Hop-Up Displays Choose from 6’ and 8’ fabric tabletop sizes, or 8’ x 10’ and 10’ x 10’ floor display sizes. A heavy-duty rolling carry bag is included with all kits. Optional shipping cases and light kits are also available. Hello.Set A case that turns into a counter and contains two retractable banner stands. Designed for quick and easy set up, the graphics can be changed in the blink of an eye. Easily travel with a majority of your trade show displays in one, easy to transport, dualpurpose case.
Mightee Mount Stands Sturdy construction displays your rigid graphics in a modern, seamless fashion. Available in a variety of configurations for large displays up to 8’ or 10’ high.
Specialty Media: Many different media and substrate types for both rigid and roll options
Retractable display widths from 24” - 60” Carrying cases included Mightee Mount stands
What Our Customers are Saying “As a customer of Kal-Blue for more than 20 years, I have come to rely on them to produce high quality, large format graphics that stand the test of time. I’ve used products inside and out and the color and product durability has been outstanding. They deliver on time, on budget, every time. I have recommended Kal-Blue to many other colleagues without hesitation and will continue to use their products and services.”
Bruce Snyder Director of Creative Services Olivet College
Durable Outdoor Signage, Banners and Fence Wraps Outdoor signage is important to convey information and branding to potential or current clients. Our printing processes ensure that your signs are made to last in challenging conditions. We will work with you to ensure that we produce a sign that best fits your needs and budget. Outdoor Signage products include: Signage and banners that withstand the elements Promote your brand messages at events Fence Wraps are perfect for barriers around construction sites Print on scrim vinyl, coroplast, foamboard, gatorboard, alumapanel, sintra, and more
Banner Sizes and Media From simple paper to tyvek to heavyweight scrim vinyl, Kal-Blue can provide colorful durable banners for any event. Available up to 16’ wide by almost any length, indoor or outdoor, we have a banner solution for you. Metal A-Frame Stands Metal A-frame Stands have wide, sturdy bases that make them easy to put up and take down indoors or out. The metal frame will not rust with regular outdoor use. Available in 18” x 24” or 36” x 24” sizes. Yard Signs and Stakes Yard signs are an attractive, portable and cost-effective option to advertise your event, business or campaign outdoors. Durable coroplast withstands the outdoor elements and is attractive enough to make a great impression. Job Site Signs Job site signs are durable enough to withstand the elements and are attractive enough to make an impression on passers by. Printed directly onto aluminum with an optional clear coat to keep them looking like new, we can also custom die-cut them to almost any shape and size you want.
Applications: Signage & Banner Advantages: High-quality, short run options Indoor or outdoor applications Many display options Quick turnaround Affordable
Specifications: Media Sizes: Nearly unlimited size options, call for estimates Media Types: Durable rigid and roll materials available Output: Color Specialty Media: Many different media including Sintra, Alumapanel, Coroplast, MDO and more
Signage Finishing Options:
Coroplast signs with stakes Job site signs Installation
Banner Finishing Options: Hems Grommets Velcro Pole pockets Wind slits Installation
Construction Fence Wraps If you want to cover your construction site barrier fencing with an engaging rendering or graphic, we are your source. They are available in 8’ widths up to almost any length.
Out of the Ordinary Projects It's about more than just simple posters and banners. Sometimes we get fun requests from customers looking to make the biggest impact. From custom shaped drink coasters to the massive finish line for the Kalamazoo Marathon, our innovative graphic solutions make a noticeable difference. Out of the Ordinary projects include: Signage and banners that withstand the demands of trade shows Unique die-cut characters and mascots Promote your brand messages at events Perfect for retail displays and (POP) Custom designed standees and 3-D displays Portable, Zoom Tents/Flags Tabletop displays Prototype packaging
Drink Coasters Need a few drink coasters for your next party? Kal-Blue's custom imprinted drink coasters add another option to communicate your brand messages. Prototype Fabrication We can print directly onto board and our CNC digital die-cutter will cut virtually any shape possible. From a single package prototype to complex point of purchase displays, our fabrication services will go beyond your expectations. Zoom Tents, Zoom Flags Zoom tents open to a base size of 9.6’ x 9.6’. Rust-resistant, aluminum frame, no loose parts, folds into a portable, rolling carry bag. Zoom flags come in a variety of sizes and shapes to display your brand message indoor or outdoors.
Table Throws and Runners Custom table throws and runners can be used indoors or outdoors. Briefcase Displays The Ultralight Briefcase Display opens into a 24” x 48” folding tabletop display with detachable graphics and headers.
Custom Die-Cut Standees and Displays Bring us your photos or digital files and we can make full-size standees of people, animals, logos and more. Our extra wide printers assure we can make a standee that is life-size.
What Our Customers are Saying "PRAB used Kal-Blue services to design, fabricate and install a graphic wrap for one of our show pieces of equipment. During the project, we worked with sales, designers, and direct labor. The project was handled professionally from start to completion, was on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use Kal-Blue for our next project and look forward to doing so."
Tim Hanna Vice President, Business Development PRAB Company
Creating Your Print Files Kal-Blue can accept virtually any print file types including PDF, TIF, AI, EPS or JPEG. We have the latest Adobe Creative Suite software programs and hundreds of fonts to assist you in final artwork creation. Sending Your Project to Kal-Blue You can send us your project electronically by going to www.kalblue.com and clicking on eOrder in the upper right hand corner of the screen. From there you will be guided through a simple process to upload your files. Or, if you'd prefer to speak with us, call 800.522.0541 or email art@kalblue. com. We Appreciate Your Business Being in business for over 55 years means our customers trust us to manage their electronic files correctly. We appreciate and value the relationships we have with our clients and we follow through to provide outstanding customer service along the way. It is Never Said Enough Thank you for trusting Kal-Blue with your business and friendship for over 55 years.
Applications: Here's what you need to know:
Direct to board printing on substrates up to 2” thick Direct to board printing up to 60” x 120” Roll to roll printing up to 16’ wide Roll and rigid substrate CNC die-cutting Dry-mounting and laminating Vinyl cut signage Installation services Shipping, packaging, and fulfillment services
Specifications: Media Sizes: Rigid media sizes up to 60” x 120” Roll media sizes up to 16’ wide Media Types: 20lb bond to 2” thick rigid flat stock Output: High-speed large and small format color and black and white printing Specialty Media: Many different media and substrate types for both rigid and roll options
Finishing Options: CNC rigid die-cutting CNC roll stock die-cutting Grommets Hemming Standard full size & half size booklets Square bound booklets In line booklet face trim Stitched books Comb binding Spiral binding Folding
Media, Substrates and Laminates: Digital Printing
1/4” white foamcore 1/4” black foamcore 1/2” white foamcore 1/2” black foamcore 1/4” white gatorfoam 1/4” black gatorfoam 1/2” white gatorfoam 1/2” black gatorfoam 1mm sintra 3mm sintra 6mm sintra 3mm coroplast Alumabond Plexiglass
20lb bond 24lb laser 60lb cover 100lb cover 130lb cover C1S paper stock C2S paper stock C1S card stock C2S card stock
20lb bond 32lb presentation bond Tornado bond 20lb colored paper Matte mylar Clear film
Direct to Board Printing 1/4” foamcore 1/2” foamcore 1/4” gatorfoam 1/2” gatorfoam 1mm sintra 3mm sintra 6mm sintra 3mm coroplast B-flute corrugate E-flute corrugate 16pt cardstock Alumabond Plexiglass
Large Format Color Printing
20lb bond 32lb presentation bond Tornado bond Scrim vinyl
3mil lustre laminate 5mil lustre laminate 10mil gloss laminate Dry-erase laminate
Edge Framing Colors
Red Blue Black White Gold Silver (Available in 1/4" and 1/2" sizes)
Large Format Printer Sales and Service Kal-Blue offers large format printers from Canon and Hewlett Packard that are perfect for producing large format construction documents in color or black and white for architects, engineers, contractors and builders. Our full line of printing and scanning solutions can be installed in your office or job site trailer. Large Format Printer Sales and Service: Full line of Hewlett Packard and Canon Printers Consumable supplies including ink and paper Printer and printer/scanner options available Cost per copy options that include everything Financing options for purchases On site service of large format printers Versatile - print plans and posters For the latest sales and rebate programs, call 800.522.0541 or email email@example.com
Bluebeam Revu Kal-Blue offers the award-winning
PDF-based workflow and collaboration system that enables technical professionals to go paperless, save time, improve communication and reduce project costs. Bluebeam Revu combines powerful PDF editing, markup and collaboration technology to Windows desktop and tablet users. Annotate drawings with customizable markup and measurement tools, and work on the same 2D and 3D PDFs with project partners in the office or in the field. Bluebeam solutions improve digital document coordination between project teams in the office and in the field. Take PDF-Based Workflows to a Whole New Level REVU Standard The PDF solution for Windows desktop and tablet users who want to create, edit and markup PDF files. Includes Bluebeam Studio™ for real-time document based collaboration. REVU CAD The enhanced PDF solution for CAD users working on a Windows desktop or tablet Includes direct plugins for AutoCAD®, Revit®, Navisworks® Manage, Navisworks Simulate, SolidWorks® and SketchUp® Pro. Includes Bluebeam Studio™. REVU eXtreme Includes all of t he same PDF creation, markup, editing and collaboration capabilities found in Revu CAD. Includes OCR+, PDF form creation, Scripting, Structures™, Batch Link®, Batch Slip Sheet a nd Redaction. REVU Mac Delivers core PDF editing, markup and collaboration. Add comments to your markup and organize smart PDFs. Connect project partners to collaborate on the same documents in real time with Bluebeam Studio.
Print Services Small Format Printing Postcards Booklets Brochures Business cards Calendars Manuals Specifications Posters Large Format Printing Restaurant menus Outdoor signs Court presentations Retail signage Display Graphics Banners Posters Yard signs Interior Decor Wall coverings Window treatments Floor graphics Canvas prints
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Published on Nov 29, 2017