Monday, February 4, 2013

Digital Color Production

The Process

The main differences between digital printing and traditional printing methods such as lithography, flexography, gravure, or letterpress are that no printing plates are used, resulting in a quicker and less expensive turn around time, and typically a loss of some fine-image detail by most commercial digital printing processes. The most popular methods include inkjet or laser printers that deposit pigment or toner onto a wide variety of substrates including paper, photo paper, canvas, glass, metal, marble and other substances.
In many of the processes the ink or toner does not permeate the substrate, as does conventional ink, but forms a thin layer on the surface that may be additionally adhered to the substrate by using a fuser fluid with heat process (toner) or UV curing process (ink).
The digital printing press can offer significant benefits thanks to ground breaking technology. Smaller toner particles, greater reduction in fuser oil allows digital printing to have a very near offset look and feel. Greater stocks ranges and closer PMS colour matching are achievable.
How does this benefit you?
High quality, full color printing in low quantities can be produced quickly and cost effectively using the Digital Production method.  Offset Printing is still superior for images with fine detail but most people can’t tell the difference between digital and offset without looking through a magnifying glass.
Targeted and Personalized Marketing Pieces (Postcards, Flyers, Brochures) can now be produced making each piece more relevant to the recipient.  This means increased response and  conversion rates.
DIGITAL COLOR PRINTING was introduced to the marketplace more than a decade ago. Indigo and Xeikon unveiled key new products in the mid-1990s, and early projections were that these technologies would take off.

Initially, as with a number of new technologies, there were technical issues. Presses were unreliable; ink and toner didn’t stick to the paper; and the cost of consumables was too high to generate any substantial application transfer from offset technology.

Today, Indigo has been taken over by Hewlett Packard. Xeikon faced bankruptcy before being acquired by Punch Technologies. Kodak bought out Heidelberg’s share of NexPress. Ink and toner are now sticking to the paper. The quality of the output is substantially better. Consumables costs are down and reliability has improved dramatically. Broad arrays of substrates are available to make the technology more competitive with offset. In-line finishing options abound to enhance operational efficiency. And there are a number of application software solutions to support the implementation of customized marketing programs.

The Opportunity

The convergence of more affordable and reliable equipment that can deliver high-quality output, ease-of-use application software tools, and finishing and substrate alternatives is driving tremendous growth in digital color printing.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Desiging the right product...

As an Adobe Authorized Service Provider, we take pride in desiging a product that works for you.  We work with both PC and Mac programs.  Some of our programs include:

PC Programs:
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2
  • Corel Draw 13.0
  • Quark Express 6.0
  • PageMaker 7.0
  • Acrobat 8.0 Professional

Macintosh Based Programs
  • Illustrator CS2
  • InDesign CS2
  • Photoshop CS2 

Let us help create something exception for you, email or TODAY, to get started.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Let us toot our own horn!

Our State of the Art Technology consists of:

14” Presses
17” Presses
22” Presses
Roll to Roll, Roll to Fold and Roll to Sheet
6&8 Station Collators
Harris 1220 5 Color with UV Dryers and 20.5” press width
TintPaper (online)
Spot Color and CMYK

Heidelbert 25x36


2 Color Halm Jet Envelope Press

Xerox Docutech 6060 Color
Xerox Nuvera Black and White (with MICR Printing)

Programmable Cutting
Saddle Stitching
Perfect Binding
Forms in Books
Shrink Wrapping

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Your security is our business!

DOCUMENT SECURITY!Protecting a customer's privacy in accordance with the law is our driving force when it comes to document security. We are check 21 compliant and stock the complete line of Appleton Docucheck Security Papers. Choose from the following security features; Warning Bank, Colored Pantograph, Microprinting in Signature Line, Bleed Through Numbering, Watermarks, Chemical Stains, Thermochromatic Ink and Gold Foil Numbering.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Get to know us a little better

Watch our Video and take a tour of our plant!

Data Forms, Inc. was started by the Wobber brothers of Shepherd Business Forms in Portland, OR in 1961.

  • In 1963 Data Forms, Inc. was purchased by John Crawford of the Tumelum Lumber Company out of Bend, OR - Bruce Elliott was hired to run Data Forms, Inc. in 1963.
  • In 1968 Bruce Elliott and Will Simpson purchased the company from John Crawford.
  • Will Simpson purchased Data Forms, Inc. from Bruce Elliott in 1977.
  • Bruce Elliott and Mike Elliott purchased Mid State Business Forms in Fresno, CA in 1983.
  • Mike Elliott and Will Simpson purchased City Business Forms in San Francisco in 1985.
  • Bruce Elliott and Mike Elliott purchased Data Forms, Inc. from Will Simpson in May 1998 and merged all three operations from Fresno, San Francisco and Reno to one facility in Reno, NV.
  • Precision Rotary Business Forms in San Jose, CA was purchased from Ted Wilcox in 2000 and merged into the Reno, NV facility

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome to our world!!

Recently, while looking into how we could provide an even better service to our customers, we made the exciting decision to join the Social Media world.  Some of you may have been socializing for a while, for others like us, plunging into the fast paced freeway of Twitter, the warm and inviting friendships of Facebook and most of all the intellectually stimulating world of Blogging, well as you can imagine, this is a very exciting time for us.

For a company like ours, that has been around since 1963, when computers barely existed, we have watched with amazement at how our industry has changed.  We have watched it go from paper products only, to high tech products with Document Security features and targeted direct mail.  In a world where just about anything can be recreated using a computer, we have needed to be ahead of our times to protect our clients, while keeping up with the latest printing machinery and products. 

Well, this is our new chapter.  We are going to use this blog to share some of our expertise, tools, and resources we think you may find useful, as well as fun tips and tricks to help with your everyday business printing needs.  We would love to hear from you!  Share with us some of the things that you want to know more about and we will do our best to get you the latest news.

Be sure to find us on Facebook and Twitter and then SHARE with your us get off to a great start!

or...if you are interested in getting a hold of us directly, give us a call!!

Data Forms Inc.
(775) 329-0817 or  (800) 648-5404