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Offset Print

Difference Between Digital and Offset

Digital printing hasn’t been around as long as offset.  Our printer uses toner (looks like powder) instead of your regular household printer ink.  The toner is transferred to a plastic sheet and then the image gets transferred onto paper.  Afterwards, heat is used along with fuser oil to set the toner permanently onto the paper.  Digital machines reduce set-up time, waste, and cost. 

If you were to compare our digital prints to offset, there wouldn’t be too much of a difference since the quality is good on digital.  Offset has been around since the 1800s and works by transferring ink onto a plate and this in turn goes onto a rubber sheet which will then be rolled onto paper.  Offset is generally regarded as higher quality printing.  Larger sheets are available for printing on offset and the process is quicker.  Offset is a better option for larger amounts and specialty effects (like spot uv (shiny areas on a silk card), plastic and foil).

Offset Paper Type Options

  • Silk Lamination + Spot UV
  • UV Coated Card stock Matt Coated Card stock
  • Smooth Touch Ivory Embossed Linen
  • Sand Embossed Linen
  • Silver Metallic
  • 70lb uncoated
  • Inline Foil
  • Velvet Touch
  • Linen Sand Embosses
  • Crosshatch Embossed
  • PP Synthetic 9pt.
  • Soft Touch
  • 100lb gloss book
  • 100lb gloss cover
  • Champagne Metallic

Silk Lamination and Spot UV

Chile Media is the first provider to provide silk in the print world and offer the best product the marketplace has yet to seen…Silk. Silk Lamination and Silk Lamination with Spot UV helped us carve a niche for ourselves and today we are coined as a leader in specialty print processes that are impactful yet easy on the budget.

  • Business cards
  • Brochures
  • Presentation Folders
  • Postcards
  • Event tickets
  • NCR forms
  • Booklets
  • Corporate reports
  • Annual reports
  • Bumper stickers
  • Signs
  • Banners
  • 3M Vinyl
  • CD covers
  • CD inserts
  • Envelopes
  • Letterhead
  • Bookmarks
  • Posters
  • Folded Business Cards
  • Door hangers
  • Greeting cards
  • Catalogs
  • Rack cards
  • Stickers
  • Notepads
  • Magnets
  • Calendars
  • Sell sheets
  • Menus
  • Table tents
  • Magazines

Offset Folding Services

  • Tri Fold
  • Bi Fold
  • Gate Fold
  • Double gatefold
  • Z folds
  • Parallel Fold
  • Double Parallel Fold

Offset Bindery Services

  • Hole Punching (any size)
  • Wire Binding Single and double coil
  • Lamination services (available in Mate or Gloss .3 mil -.5 mil – .10 mil)
  • Saddle stitching
  • Booklet making
  • Perfect Bind or Book Bind
  • Perforation
  • Scoring or Line Scoring
  • Number Sequencing

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Chile Media Company LLC
Art Institute Building

10000 IH-10 West Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas, 78230

Toll Free: 877-780-0468
Phone: 210-616-0163
Fax: 210-616-0877

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri  8:30 am – 5:30 pm