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Short Run Printing

Now you can get quick turnaround on professional quality short run printing booklets, programs, catalogs and calendars in quantities of 10-3,000 at a fraction of the cost of traditional local and online printing services. At PrintingCenterUSA, we offer vibrant color digital and offset printing of what you need, when you need it, affordably. Learn More: “ Best Value ”Short Run Printing - Digital & Offset.
 
Short run digital & offset printing services
Most quick printing companies only offer quantities up to 500 or 1,000 posters, brochures, flyers or photo books. Whereas most online and conventional offset printers find that their setup cost is more expensive for jobs under 3,000 sheets or booklets. Their philosophy is “the more you print, the cheaper the per piece price.”
 
We offer both digital and offset small quantity printing. This combination gives you the best value of both worlds; vibrant colors, inexpensive printing prices, fast service, superior quality on quantities of 10-3,000 plus.
 
Rush printing doesn’t get any faster or easier than PrintingCenterUSA.
  • If you have your own files ready, get a price online, upload your files, approve your proof and we’ll do the rest.
  • Need design help? Try our online drag and drop photo design tool and templates.
  • In house direct mailing services.
  • 48 hour rush service.
  • Ship overnight or 3 day shipping anywhere in the USA
  • Solutions and helpful online printing tips….
  • ……case studies, ideas, examples, samples, blogs, layout ideas, videos, flip books, white paper and more.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
 
You'll get your best value from short-run digital printing when you production run is between 10-1,000 units. Our state of the art, HP7600 printing press is untouchable. With quick set ups, no make ready, lower labor costs and quicker turnaround times, production costs for printing are minimal. You can get beautiful calendars, brochures, books, booklets and more printed quickly at amazingly low printing prices. It can automatically print different copy on each page in 4 color or a combination of 4 color and black and white with variable data printing (VDP) and imaging.
 
Offset printing becomes cheaper than digital printing for over 1,000.
The larger the quantity, the cheaper the price per sheet or booklet gets. Small quantity printing jobs between 1,000 and 3,000 sheets or booklets are generally more expensive with most digital and offset printers. Our Heidelberg Anicolor SM52 offset printing press fills that gap. With its superfast “make readies” we can change plates and be up to color in 10 sheets in less than 6 minutes and still produce superior Heidelberg quality color. Coupled with our Standard Horizon Booklet Maker, our high quality, cheap printing prices and fast service, you should make PrintingCenterUSA your short run printing headquarters. We give you the best of both worlds.
Learn More: Short Run Printing vs Offset Printing
 
Our short run printing technology can help you manage your cash flow and give you the ability to:
Print what you need, when you need it, affordably.
Faster - Printing small quantities takes less time.
Print the exact number of prints you need with little or no waste, helping you get your printing quickly and affordably.
Stop wasting space in your office storing your marketing materials.
More flexible - Print smaller quantities so that your marketing materials can keep up with your ever evolving message to your customers. Print only what you need for an event, and have it shipped directly to that event. 
Quickly add new products, new specials, and new content to keep your message more appealing than your competitions. 
Less risk - Test your message before you launch any expensive campaigns.
Less cash up front -You don’t have to order a years’ supply of booklets in order to save some money and you can turn your inventory faster.
 

Craig Barber


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  • Just drag and drop your photos and images.
  • Insert your text, then click submit,
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Review date:   March 10, 2014
 
Review:   I print short runs with PCUSA, they are always prompt, professional and deliver a perfect printed product. Even though they are located two states away, they are more convenient to work with than local printers, and less expensive!
 
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Short run printing digital and offset printing best value prices

*These dollar number are for demonstration purposes only of how make ready, setup, press time and click changes effect the cost difference of digital vs. offset.

Offset:

     100

$350/$3.50

     500

$380/$0.76

    1000

$410/$0.41

     3000

$570/$0.19

     10,000

$950/$0.095

 Digital:

     100

$41/$0.41

     500

$205/$0.041

    1000

$410/$0.41

     3000

$1200/$0.40

     10,000

$3,500/$0.35


 
Most printing companies feel that digital and offset printing complete with each other. At PrintingCenterUSA, We feel that they complement each other. We utilize the strengths of each to offer our customers the best of both worlds for quality, price, service and turnaround times. Hopefully the graph above and the comparison will help to explain.
 
Traditional digital printers will print 1 copy to 500 and maybe 750 copies or books. In the last 5 years digital printing has come a long way. Depending on the age and quality of their equipment, will make a big difference in their price and quality. 1 to 10 copies is commonly called on demand printing. We start at 10 copies or books and go to 750 to 1000. With digital printing there is no make ready, all work done to set up a press for printing and the setup is easier, the process of making a printing press ready to print, lower labor costs. No printing plates are needed and file goes directly to press and prints directly from computer to paper. The first copy is up to color. Costs remain constant over all run lengths.
 
Traditional offset printers have much higher nonproductive up-front costs due to longer make ready and set up times. Printing plates need to be made, and there is more setup costs and maintenance associated with make ready. It usually take about 200 sheets to get your project up to color and ready to be produced. As run lengths increase, costs decline. Short runs under 3,000 are more expensive with most offset printers.
There is a gap in small quantity printing jobs between 1,000 and 3,000 sheets or booklets. Both traditional digital and offset printers are generally more expensive. Our Heidelberg Anicolor SM52 offset printing press fills that gap. With its superfast “make readies” we can change plates and be up to color in 10 sheets in less than 6 minutes and still produce superior Heidelberg quality color.
 
As you can see in the above graph how the combination of the HP7600 and the Heidelberg Anicolor press offer the best value for short run quantities of 10 to 3,000 sheets and books and makes low-volume printing affordable, where with traditional printing methods the per-copy cost would be too high to be practical.
 
At PrintingCenterUSA, our short run printing company, is built for quick turnaround on multiple kinds of on fast printing jobs such as booklets, calendars, brochures, postcards, presentation folders and more. We offer both digital and offset printing. Both offer superior quality, fast service, vibrant colors and inexpensive printing prices on quantities of 10-3,000 and more.
 
Below are a list of additional benefits to you with our top of the line, high quality, short run digital and offset printing presses.
 
HP7600 digital printing press
  • Quantities of 1-1,000.
  • No make ready
  • Setup is easier
  • Less waste
  • No printing plates
  • Setup costs are lower
  • Quicker turnaround
  • Lower labor costs
  • Green
  • Less chemical and paper waste
  • More environmental friendly; low waste and is more efficient
  • No need for aluminum plates
  • There is no need for make ready to get your project up to color
  • There are no wasted sheets in set up and the digital file can be updated when needed thus allowing printing only what is needed at the time.
  • Quality equal to offset where this wasn't true 5 years ago
 
 
Heidelberg SM52 Anicolor offset printing press
 
  • Quantities of 500 to 3,000
  • Fills the gap between 1,000 and 3,000 sheets and booklets.
  • 40% shorter make ready times 6 minutes
  • 10 sheets of paper to be up to color.
  • Extremely short setup times
  • 90% less waste
  • Faster job changes
  • Consistent and even ink application
  • Maximum speed of 15,000 sph
  • Simple & Easy operation
  • 100% offset quality
  • Green
 
 
Our state of the art printing presses allow us to have lower-cost setup so that short run jobs don't have the overhead that big offset printing shops have, which means we can do the smaller jobs for the customer for less.  Learn More: digital vs. offset.
 

Short Run Saddle Stitched Booklets

 
These professional quality soft cover, saddle-stitch bound, 8.5 x 11 and 5.5 x 8.5 bookletsand calendars are printed in vivid full color with vibrant color photos on 100# gloss or matte text and 80#, 100# or 12Pt gloss or matte cover paper which can be UV coated to give that luxurious high gloss finish. They are very durable and will set your school apart by making a positive and long lasting first impression. We offer fast, easy ordering, design options and affordable printing prices for quantities of 10 to 3,000.
Our softcover photobooks can start with as few as 8 pages including cover. Pages can be added in multiples of 4 pages - 8, 12 16- 96. Pricing goes up accordingly. You can print on the inside front and back cover.
 
Create booklet - We print on a 12 x 18 inch sheet and fold it in half, which gives us 4- 8.5 x 11 numbered pages on the 12 x 18 sheet. Front cover, inside front cover, inside back cover and outside back cover. The cover starts at page 1. The inside cover is page 2. The inside pages continue like the diagram above, depending on the page count. So if we did a 16 page booklet, it would be like the 16 page sample above including cover.  To finish the booklet binding, we then collate the folded signatures and saddle stitch the booklet and trim the 3 sides, giving you a finished 8.5 x 11 saddle stitched booklet. Learn more: Watch our video
 
Short run saddle stitched printing booklets page example How a saddle stitched booklet is binded

Popular Short Run Products

Short Run Booklets

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Example of short run booklet printing

Short Runs Calendars

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Example of short run calendar printing

Short Run Catalogs

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Short run catalog printing example

Short Run K-9 School Yearbooks

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Short run k-9 school yearbook printing example

Short Run Look Book

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Lookbook printing example of short run printing

Short Run Magazines

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Magazine example short run printing

Short Run Newsletters

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Short run newsletter printing example

Short Run Photo Books

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Short run photo booklet printing example

Short Run Programs

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Short run printing example of a school football program

Short Run Comic Books

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Short run example of a comic book

Short Run Coloring Books

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Short run printing example of a coloring book

 
 

 

Short run cards    Lean More

Short run post cards, bookmarks, door hangers, greeting cards, note cards, rack cards,, folded post cards, Every Door Direct Mail, EDDM.

  • Investigate how fast, easy and inexpensive EDDM mailing can be for you.
  • Post Cards printed for as low as $16 for 10 and 100 for $29.
  • Postcards can be sent out as coupons, invitations, announcements and to promote products.

Short run brochures                         Learn More

Short run brochures, flyers, newsletters, rack brochures, sell sheets posters and DVD covers.
Our short run marketing products include short run brochures, flyers, newsletters, rack brochures, sell sheets, posters and DVD covers. These can be printed in a wide variety of quantities, papers, sizes, colors. Other options include folding, mailing, fast turnaround time and more.
Check out our 2 day brochure printing special for short run prices.
100 brochures printed for $47.

Short run 11 x 17 posters are great for art, event marketing, conferences and promotional campaigns.
10 posters for as low as $32 and 100 posters for $53

 

Short run business identity                          

Short run presentation folders & pocket folders, letterhead & envelopes, business envelopes and business cards.

Short run business identity printing
Our short run printing shop offers affordable full color printing services for your short run letterhead and envelopes, business envelopes, business cards and presentation folders & pocket folders.

Ask about our startup combination prices for combining 2, 3, 4 or more business identity products together.
Short run presentation folders and pocket folders are available in quantities as low as 10 at amazingly low prices with fast turnaround times. Pockets are die cut for business cards and can be blank or printed for an extra charge. Short run presentation folder printing and pocket folder printing is a valuable marketing tool to organize and present strategic printed marketing materials and show your corporate image.

Use short run letterhead and envelope printing to promote your brand and identity and attract higher quality prospects.

We offer short run business envelope printing along with commercial, booklet, catalog, window, stationery, clasp and more.

Short run business card printing helps to make a great and lasting first impression.

Custom Printing                                 Learn More

Short run custom printing products
Short run business solutions such as EDDM, VDP, window cling, staggered inserts, folded post cards and white ink printing and many more short run business solutions such as:

Keep your home office in order with short run online printing services from PrintingCenterUSA.
Other online short run printing services include direct mail, free templates, solutions by industry, variable data, purls, digital printing, offset printing online design, photo book applications, QR codes, social media, cross channel marketing, print marketing resources and ideas, case studies, how to, Instructional videos, help and suggestions for your print jobs. Our short run color and/or black & white print quality is amazing and so are our prices!


 



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Main address: 117 9th Street North Great Falls MT 59401 United States ,
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