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Behind every great print job is a great printer. How do you describe a legacy of performance paired with a relentless ambition to push the boundaries of printing? We call it “inkability” and it’s the backbone of Colornet’s cutting edge capabilities — supported by technological expertise and a commanding blend of knowledge in science and craft.
Technology is our middle name. Since 1989 Colornet Press has developed and utilized various state-of-the-art printing processes to meet increasingly complex printing needs. During this time, we have collaborated with industryleading design firms and ad agencies earning the reputation of a boutique printer driven by technically sophisticated craftsmen. We are committed to continually invest in new equipment to maintain our position at the forefront of printing possibility. The result? We have yet to meet a printing challenge we donâ€™t like.
Colorsure Series are proprietary developments by Colornet to achieve new levels of printing capabilities. They are as follows with more developments underway: Colorsure Touch is a unique approach to the traditional concept of touch plates. It expands the color gamut on specific images to achieve colors not available with CMYK. Colorsure hybrid is a screening technique designed to maximize quality. The process utilizes both the conventional screening and FM screening specific to content . Type or line art made up of screens will have the appearance of solid ink with smooth edges. This allows for unlimited number of type colors with perfectly smooth edges. This technique eliminates additional PMS colors.
Colorsure Chrome allows for an
endless array of metallic colors achieved by printing with 4 color process plus silver. We have extensive experience with this technique. Among our developments in this field is a metallic proof that matches the press sheet. Colorsure Substrate mastering the
art of printing on uncoated paper by achieving a new level of color accuracy, brilliance and detail on the uncoated paper. This development provides a unique uncoated proof that would match the press sheet with more precision. Our customers experience the same confidence matching color on uncoated paper as they would with coated paper.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF THE HP INDIGO DIGITAL PRESS - Manufactured to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards - Inks and supplies do not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are listed on the U.S. Federal list of Hazardous Air Pollutants - Produces ozone at lower levels than conventional printing - Less make-ready, waste and emissions - Paper printed on HP Indigo presses can be deinked and recycled
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k_`ebability: the people behind the printing
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The result? Whether it’s time for a new project or a reprint, we’re ready when you are.
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From printer to partner. We see printing as a partnership. Beyond the ﬁnished jobs are carefully nurtured relationships with clients that have been built over the course of many years and multiple projects. Our level of service is unparalleled, from planning to fulﬁllment and every step in between. The result? LZ»gZbdgZi]VcVeg^ciZg0lZ»gZgZXd\c^oZYWnbVcn as a top consultant in our industry.
Our clients include some of Southern California’s most prominent ﬁgures in a wide range of industries: - advertising - automotive - corporate - design - education - entertainment - fashion - museum - non-proﬁt
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THE NEED FOR SPEED - Quick turnarounds on estimates and hard proofs - High-speed, bonded T lines for soft proofs - On-site web server for immediate access to ﬁles - FTP site for uploading ﬁles and revisions - Prinergy: the best-in-class Internet ﬁle transfer workﬂow system - Convenient location in West Los Angeles
The art of printing. With a sound working process in place, the primary focus can h]^[iidXgV[ihbVch]^e#6X]^Zk^c\ZmXZaaZcXZ^ci]^hVgZVgZfj^gZh VeVhh^dc[dgi]Zeg^ci^c\egdXZhh!YZXVYZhdVcYh"dcZmeZg^ZcXZ and a continuous reďŹ nement of technical expertise. In addition, a rigorous commitment to strict quality control procedures ensure outstanding printing and product consistency time and again. The result? Eg^ci^c\ZmXZaaZcXZi]VibV`Zhndjadd`il^XZVcY service that keeps you coming back.
Colornet has achieved G7 Master Printer CertiďŹ cation. The distinction puts us in an elite class, among just 375 providers worldwide. G7 is an advanced calibration methodology which focuses on standardization of ink controls from input to output to ensure consistent reproduction, especially crucial for print collateral systems and reruns. Go to www.idealliance.org for more information.
RECOGNITION Donâ€™t just take our word for it; hear it from others. In the last six years, Colornet has earned four Benny Statuettes, a coveted award within the printing industry. The Best of Category award is a part of one of the most prestigious international print competitions and reďŹ‚ects the highest level of print communications in the world.