Offset printing is one of the most common ways of creating printed matter. The main advantage is its high and consistent image quality. Compared to other printing methods, offset printing is best suited for cost-effectively producing large volumes of high-quality prints in an economically sound manner. At MidAmerican, we print just about every type of commercial print product you can imagine and often suggest offset for common applications such as annual reports, marketing collateral, business forms, newsletters, mailers, books, stationery and envelopes. Chicago clients that we service use offset printing for most high-volume jobs.
The process itself can be used for small, medium or high-volume jobs. Many modern offset presses use computer-to-plate systems as opposed to the older computer to film workflows. At MidAmerican, we have 5 in-house presses for offset print production. In Chicago, offset printing is utilized to produce approximately 50 percent of all commercial print jobs.
Another advantage of offset printing includes sharp and clean images and type, because the rubber blanket conforms to the texture of the printing surface. Printing plates are quick and easy to produce and offer a longer print life because there is no direct contact between the plate and the printing surface. In addition, offset printing is the cheapest method to produce high-quality printing when weighing the options available in the commercial printing sector.
MidAmerican services Chicago tradeshows and conventions printing brochures, show dailies, exhibitor maps, rack cards, sales collateral and event calendars. We are your McCormick Place printer, in addition to servicing all downtown hotels and meeting spaces.
Offset Printing Chicago
If you are looking for a downtown printer for your Chicago offset printing work, MidAmerican can accommodate your every need.
As a full service printer, MidAmerican provides comprehensive finishing services on site. This enables faster turnaround for all printing projects large and small. Our bindery services are managed and coordinated with MidAmerican’s strict quality control standards. We offer trimming, folding, drilling, stitching and various methods of binding, including perfect binding, saddle stitching, spiral binding (both wire and plastic), tape binding and more.
Other finishing services include die cutting, embossing, engraving, foil stamping, folding, stitching and scoring. For a complete list of finishing services, please see our list of Services Offered.