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Transform your project into professionally finished piece. Our versatile print shop can assist you with just about anything you need from business cards and banners to brochures, promotional products and more. As a full-service printer, we offer a vast array of paper, inks, products, and printing options. Our state-of-the-art equipment (see content below) includes both offset (see offset vs digital content) presses and the latest in digital (see offset vs digital content) printers, which can accommodate variable data printing allowing you to acknowledge your clients as individuals with personal greetings and offers. Our fulfillment services ensure your projects are delivered when and where you want them on time every time.


Our Software

We maintain the most up-to-date collection of software in the printing industry. We are an authorized Adobe Service Provider and use the most current versions of all of your favorite design and page layout software available. Our experienced graphic design and pre-press department is capable of handling almost any project you have. We support the following design and layout software:
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
If you are using a program other than one listed here, please contact us. We may still be able to accommodate your needs. 


Our Products

Color & Ink
Color options include 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-color. Inks range from vegetable based CMYK, or Pantone custom mixes, including metallic inks. We also provide gloss, satin and dull varnish coatings on all our papers. Varnish coating adds scuff-resistance on all papers helping to protect the piece and extra sheen on coated papers.
 
Paper 
The paper stock you choose is an important element of your design. We have many options including recycled paper to help you obtain the look and feel you desire. Call us today to discuss what will work best for your needs.


Delivery options

  • Personal delivery: We offer delivery services for businesses in Broward and Palm Beach County. Talk to us for schedule and minimum order requirements.
  • UPS: We also partner with UPS to ensure you receive your order when you need it.
  • On site pick-up: Come visit us, pick up your order and see what we’re all about. Allow a few minutes while you’re here and we’ll give you a tour of our facility. We’re proud of our technology and professional staff, who are dedicated to making your business look great!

Equipment

  • Heidelberg Speedmaster 52-5-P
    Provides High Quality 5 color offset printing
  • RYOBI 3302M 
    Two Color Press
  • XEROX 770
    Professional quality digital printing
  • DUPLO 5000 BOOKLET MAKER 
    Collate / Saddle Stitch / Face Trimming
  • MBO In-line Folder
    Perforates / Scores / Folds in one process 
  • COPANS Van
    Pickup and delivery at your service
    *Minimum order requirements
  • Mandelli Star 100
    30 inch cutter
  • ROLLEM
    Crash numbering and perforating


Offset & Digital

What is the difference between offset and digital printing?

Offset printing, involves the mechanical process of transferring, or “offsetting,” images using plates and a series of rollers to apply layers of ink to a sheet of paper. Plates containing the printed image are created in separations specific to each ink color being used. For example, for a 4-color (CMYK) job, four plates are created, one for each color – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. As the paper passes through the series of plates and rollers, a layer of each specific ink color is applied to the paper resulting in a complete full-color image or text. Specific Pantone (SPOT or PMS) colors can be added to this process as needed. 

With digital printing, ink is applied in a single pass directly onto the paper. Images are transferred directly to paper using lasers, positive and negative static charges and either dry toner or liquid suspended toner particles. No plates are needed.

Technology has lead to major improvements in both offset and digital printing. Computer-to-Plate (CTP) systems have made a huge impact on conventional offset printing, providing improved quality, efficiency and cost. Chemistry-free plating systems have also added environmental benefits, eliminating hazardous processing chemicals. Digital machines eliminate the plating process entirely providing faster, more precise output in short periods of time. Here are some advantages of both:


Advantages of Offset

  • Lower cost per unit for larger quantities (Cost goes down the more you print)
  • Consistent high image quality
  • More paper options 
  • Specialty colors and techniques including Pantone, metallic ink and varnishes for added texture 
  • Larger format

Advantages of Digital

  • Lower cost per unit for small quantity (1000 or less)
  • Fast turn-around times (no drying time required, less setup)
  • Variable data printing (Each page can be unique)
  • Instant Proofing (Every print is an exact proof)
  • Less waste

Making a decision

With so many different considerations, such as quantity, timing, color, and size, it may be difficult to determine which method is best for your specific needs. Of course you don’t have to figure it out alone. Here at Copans Printing & Graphics, we take all these variables and more into consideration to determine the best possible printing method for you. We are here to help you choose the best solution for your project, while being conscientious of your budget and timeline.