Arvest Press Inc.

252R Calvary Street
Waltham, MA 0245

Fax: 781.894.4434

Open Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm


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Arvest Impressions:

An inside look at the printing process

In Armenian, the word Arvest means "art". At Arvest Press we love what we do, and treat each new printing project with the artistic care of a skilled craftsperson. This passion translates to a high level of customer satisfaction, and top quality products.
5 Things Your Local Printer Provides ...


... that an online printer doesn't.


1.  A Proof. Online printers typically only provide a virtual look at your piece. The screen preview isn't color accurate and can't show you if your text is jagged or your image lo-res. Your local printer can output a proof that represents color accurately and will show you exactly how your text and images will come out in the final print job. And, you can feel the weight and texture of the paper the job is being printed on.


2. File preparation. Your local printer has a dedicated prepress staff that understands how to prepare a file for printing. That means if you file has text created in jpeg format that will print jagged on the final piece, the local printer's prepress crew is on the phone to let you know before you print a thousand copies. From there, they will either apply a fix from their expert knowledge, or coach you through the changes as you make them yourself.


3. Quality and Service. An online printer looks like they provide a lot of different services, but chances are they are simply acting as a middleman in the process. Many online printers gather jobs from multiple sources and shuttle them off to large print houses to be gang run. Your job is just a number on the press sheet in a gang run, and quality is usually secondary to how fast the jobs can be run. Your local printer takes your project from start to finish as a single job, paying attention to all the steps to ensure a quality piece is the final result. Try to get that level of service from an online printer.


4. Choices. Yes, the quality of the paper your business card or letterhead is printed on matters to your potential client. Your local printer can help you choose the right style of printing to represent your brand professionally and effectively. Many online printers take your color selections and convert them to CMYK, usually with a shift in color. Your local printer uses PMS inks along with the standard CMYK values, and can also enhance your image with things like foil stamping, spot varnishes and other high end accents to make your company stand out in the crowd.


5. They're local! That's right, you can stop by their plant and say hello to the people who are taking care of your print job. Your local printer shops in your stores, eats in your restaurants and gets gas at your station. They pay taxes to your town like you do, and provide jobs for your neighbors. Their grass is cut by a local landscaping company and they get their cars, delivery trucks and other vehicles repaired by a local mechanic. For your next project, try a local printer and see what a difference they make to your job.


Speaking of local, here is a link to our local news site courtesy of the Waltham News Tribune



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