engraving and legal stationary

Engraving

Advantages

Engraving expresses the highest degree of professionalism, differentiates your business from poseurs, and achieve archival life and security requirements. Opaque engraving ink hold well on dark stock and has the ability to hold very fine type. Engraving also may be the most environmentally friendly print process due to the use of water-based inks and recyclable materials.

Limitations

Consider bruise on back
One color per press pass
5" x 9" image area per pass
Solid ink areas may have screens or appear "cakey".

Process

Pre Press: Copper plates exposed by film and etched with acid
On Press: Water Based ink applied directly onto paper
Post Press: Wash up with water - Copper engraving dies recycled - Acid and film chemicals hauled away by certified waste hauler.


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