DTP

Utilizing the synergies within the Group, we can help you with all your DTP needs, whether it is a printed book, brochure, sales literature, flyer, company report or manuals. As we have our own digital printshop, we can deliver multilingual publications, even books with very short deadlines.

A few words about digital printing

Weaknesses of traditional offset printing

Traditional printing involves a lot of work phases (imagesetting, plate production, washing, tuning, etc.) that must be done (and paid) whether you buy one copy or ten thousand. A separate task is to collate the sheets and if there are serious errors, you basically have to start the process all over again.

Weaknesses of office printing

There are many computer printers today that produce close to photo quality - but at a very high cost and low production capacity. You also need special paper. On the other hand, those devices (departmental printers) that can print a large quantity, are usually much behind real digital presses in terms of color gamut, shades or the ability to be calibrated. Usually your choice of paper is limited, too... who would not recognize those cheap namecards printed at the mall?

Benefits of digital printing


Digital printing offers a convenient and ideal solution for many jobs. It is possible to print personalized jobs quickly and flexibly, cost-effectively even at short runs, with a foreseeable cost. You don not have to order more copies than you need and do not have to pollute the environment just because a telephone number has changed. When you see the first printed copy of the final product, it is still possible to modify the job without horrible costs incurred. It is no problem to create one-off versions of the usual material. The materials you can print on is wider than with laser printers and the printing quality can be managed very strictly. Because of the technology, you do not have to live together with parts that started to wear out (e.g. a scratched roll); they can be replaced at once.


What should I NOT use digital presses for?

Digital presses either use only black or four colors. You cannot print spot colors (like gold). Long runs are cheaper to print on offset machines. In case of extra large sizes and outdoor usage, you need special poster printers. You cannot use certain materials (cardboard, too "creative" papers, heat-sensitive material).

Finishing and binding services

We may not be a huge printshop but we offer finishing and binding services that are among the best. In fact, very few companies offer perfect binding like us. Here is a short list of our finishing services (and their limitations). Because the price of finishing and binding heavily depends on the amount ordered, please contact us for quotes.

 

  • Stiching up to 150 sheets; saddle stitching (up to around 100-120 pages)
  • Cutting up to 500 sheets, 450 mm max. length
  • Wire binding (using plastic rings and metal wires as well)
  • Hole punching (1, 2 and 4 holes)
  • Laminating (up to A/3)
  • Folding and putting materials in envelopes (up to A/2)
  • Corner rounding (card calendars, namecards, other types of cards)
  • Perfect binding (up to 40 mm thick)
  • Scoring - also with custom shapes with our laser machine (up to A/3 or 600x300 mm if preprinted)

 

 

We can provide you with other cutting and scoring jobs via our subcontractors at decent prices.

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Custom book printing

We can produce books in small runs for your custom needs at low prices. Using our fast and cheap book printing services means you do not need to preproduce and stock up large quantities - have as many copies as you truly need.



A very big advantage of custom book printing that before ordering new batches, it is possible to make corrections. With traditional litho printing it is not really possible (or only at a high surcharge) because there are films and plates produced for the pages of the book and it simply costs too much to reproduce these for a small change. In the case of digital printing everything is processed in digital format, on computers, with practically no costs.



If needed, we can help you with the imagesetting and proofreading tasks as well - all you have to care about is the content.

A few examples what custom book printing is excellent for:

  • Small numbers of books (even ONE copy)
  • Study materials for courses at the same price but of much better quality than with wire/plastic ring binding
  • Personalized copies of books/materials
  • Printed photo albums
  • Course books/workbooks for occasional courses or for courses with few participants
  • Consulting materials and deliverables for large projects
  • Publishing your own stories
  • Family or personal diaries
  • Poem collections and novels

Our equipment

Four-color, up to SRA3 (11"x17") sizes, sheets up to max. 300g/m2 weight.

 

Xerox DocuColor 3535 digital color printer
Four-color, up to SRA3 (11"x17") sizes, sheets up to max. 220g/m2 weight.

 

Xerox WorkCentre M55 Pro monochrome printer

  • Black-and-white, up to A/3, sheets up to max. 160g/m2 weight.
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Universal VersaLaser VL300 laser engraver/cutter

  • Flatbed laser engraver/cutter, 600x300mm, for Plexiglas, acryl, paper, stickers,

wood and glass materials.


Fastbind Secura semi-automatic binding machine
 

  • Perfect binding up to 40mm thickness, with book sizes up to A/4,

up to 50-60 books/hour.

We are also using a number of folding, hole punching and drilling, laminating and wire binding devices, to be able to provide you with the widest range of finishing and binding services.

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Contact Info

Shirokuma Kft. 1122 Budapest,
Maros u. 25. mfsz. 1.
E-mail:
office @ shirokuma.hu
Printshop e-mail:
nyomda @ shirokuma.hu

Tel./fax: 358-9652