Archive for September, 2009

September 23, 2009

Packaging & Package Printing

Package Printing & Packaging

In the package printing industry, there is a variety of selection in techniques of printing. Package printing  is one of those widely popular way of printing on packaging materials. We do packaging and package printing from our nyc printing location and can ship all over the US. Our services can be broad when it comes to packaging for example, corrugated boxes, folding cartons, multi-wall sacks, paper sacks, plastic bags etc. The printing process for flexography is quite simple if you put in mind. It is made of flexible plastic or rubber printing plates. The inked plates with a slightly raised image are rotated on a cylinder which transfers the image to the replacement, even traditional offset printing works for packaging printing depending on the type of packaging product.

Application of Packaging
This printing service locates a number of applications in the print packaging industry and is also used by other industries for high quality packaging such as the following:

  • Milk and Beverage Cartons
  • Disposable Cups
  • Containers
  • Self adhesive labels
  • Adhesive Tapes
  • Envelopes
  • Newspapers
  • Food and Candy Wrappers
September 16, 2009

What is Foil Stamping

Foil stamping is a process that has gained certain notoriety in the printing industry for the elegance that it can provide, If you ever seen a business card or postcard, napkin with a metallic print that looks as if you placed aluminum foil on your printed peice then that foil stamping. “Foil stamping uses heat and metallic film in a specialty printing process that produces a shiny design on paper, vinyl, textiles, wood, hard plastic, leather, and other materials. Foil stamping, also called hot stamping, dry stamping, foil imprinting, or leaf stamping, can be combined with dimensional embossing to make letters and images on business cards, book covers, gift cards, office folders, and a whole host of professional or personal items. Instead of using magnetism, plates, or inks to print words and shapes, foil stamping uses dies, or sculpted metal stamps. The heated dies seal a thin later of metallic leaf onto a surface. The foil comes in a wide roll, large enough for several passes, backed by Mylar. The hot die works similarly to a letterpress. Once heated, it presses the foil against the substrate material with enough pressure that the foil sticks only in the intended places, leaving a slight imprint. Using several layers of foil in different colors or combining ink and foil can embellish this simple “flat” stamp. Imprinting and embossing adds even more dimensionality. The edges of the foil stamp may be straight, curved, or sculpted to make the image pop or float above the page. Foil leaf is available in every imaginable color and pattern, like standard gold or marbleized green. Rarer types of leaf come in matte, pearlescent, holographic, opalescent, or glossy finish. Semi-transparent layers allow an under color to show through. Not only does it provide a uniquely vibrant image with depth, foil stamping can be applied to a much more diverse selection of substrates in comparison to ink. The cover of a leather photograph album could be printed with your family’s monogram, or a cloth bookmark with a favorite literary quote. Impressive wedding invitations might have intertwining silver vines, blue flowers, and gold rings. Businesses use foil stamping to identify folders, cards, signs, and magnets with their logo. The reflective and unusual treatment is sure to catch the eye of a potential customer.”

We offer  many Hot foil stamp products in our print shop located in NYC that include foil business cards, foil napkins, foil postcards, foil shopping bags, and right about anything that you can imagine foil stamped. If you need foil stamping in ny get in contact with us for more details.

Special thanks to wise geek for the information and experts from there site.

September 15, 2009

Our new Manhattan Location in NYC on 33rdst & Broadway

Starting October 1st we will have our new Manhattan location available for walk in customers and in person orders as well as pick ups and more, until recently we had been allowing  few of our customers to come to our Staten Island office but many thought it was far and not close to “NYC” we all know Staten island is NYC but its on the far edges of the city and to some its too far. Well our solution is simple open a office location in Manhattan, we have a drop off location on 28 st on 5th avenue in Manhattan but many of our customers would like to to speak to someone in person and discuss there project.

So remember folks NYC PRINTING 123 is movin from 28st to 33rds & Broadway…OCT 1st

September 11, 2009

OMG!!! Full Color Same Day Wristband Printing in NYC…WOW

Custom Full Color Rush Wristband Printing in New York City.

We usually print right about anything but as we call NYC our home so do our services. If you live in NYC you most definitely know that we are always in a hurry and therefore we are committed and specialized in Rush printing services in ny, We have added a new printing service that is sure to catch the eye of many… We introduced today Full Color Wristband Printing Services with SAME DAY RUSH. We guarantee that no other printer or company here in nyc will print your wristbands same day and even more impressing is that no company will print Full Color wristbands EXEPT US.

Full color Rush wristband printing in nyc.

We guarantee all our rush printing services and our new full color rush wristbands are not exception. Just be sure to place your order before 12pm and you can come and pick up your wristbands in only a few hours or we can delivery your full color wristbands anywhere in nyc using our rush messenger delivery services.

Our rush full color wristband printing is not limited to part of the wristband or some of the wristbands, if you request to print the entire wristband we will from side to side and even top to the bottom(except the glue part) full panel full color wristband printing. Our full color rush printing service in New York include 24 hour wristband rush full color printing 48 hours rush full color wristband printing along with our standard full color wristband turnaround of 2-7 business days.

If you have any questions regarding custom full color rush wristband printing dont hesitate to give us a call or visit our website at

September 4, 2009


Printing Finishes & Different Coats

The difference between UV? AQUEOUSE? UNCOATED? MATTE?

Using coating in your print project can be a benefit for all. Coating can protect ink from damaging and it can enhance your document to stand out and look more professional. It’s like having the icing on a cake. In the printing industry there is a large variety of finish coats available making it wide variety to choose from. Here are a few.

UV Coating is a clear liquid spread over the paper like ink and then cured instantly with ultraviolet light. It can be a gloss or matte coating, and can be used as a spot covering to accent a particular image on the sheet or as an overall (flood) coating. UV coating gives more protection and sheen than either varnish or aqueous coating. Since it is cured with light and not heat, no solvents enter the atmosphere

AQUEOUS COATING is more environmentally friendly than UV coating because it is water based. It has better hold-out than varnish (it does not seep into the press sheet) and does not crack or scuff easily. Aqueous does, however, cost twice as much as varnish.

Since it is applied by an aqueous coating tower at the delivery end of the press, one can only lay down a flood aqueous coating, not a localized “spot” aqueous coating. Aqueous comes in gloss, dull, and satin.

DULL MATTE FINISH  is a more complex. It is when images printed on photo matte papers appear soft and non-reflective, not shiny. Matte finish papers are not the same as regular inkjet finish papers. Matte finish photo papers are thicker and are specially formulated for photos. Many matte finish papers are printable on both sides. It is similar to uncoated paper but with coat similar to that of UV but instead of making it gloss and shin ny it gives the print a more suttle dull look with that plastic feel of UV cards.

UNCOATED MATTE, which you can find in most paperback novels, soaks up ink like a sponge. Ink enters the paper fibers and spreads, causing halftone dots to grow. This is especially noticeable on newsprint (a kind of uncoated paper).  The stock has a smoother surface (and it may also have some chemical additives), so the ink is better able to sit on top of the paper surface. This is called ink holdout. Halftone dots spread less.

September 3, 2009

RUSH PRINTING in NYC 24HRS & 48HRS in NYC pick up & Delivery ….

RUSH PRINTING in NYC 24HRS & 48HRS in NYC pick up & Delivery ….





September 3, 2009

Napkin Straps or Napkin Wraps in NYC

Napkin Straps or Napkin Wraps available for pick or delivery in NYC

There are many colors to choose from when printing your napkin straps.  With all the latest revisions and inspections tightening up for restaurants and culinary markets napkins wraps are in demand, the napkin straps are inexpensive, and very elegant for any business that needs to wrap up their napkins. We offer our clients blank napkins straps and even printed napkin straps. We carry a stock of popular colors at our office in NYC making the napkin wraps available for anyone in NYC you can pick the napkin wraps up same day or we can messenger them to you in NYC.

Our popular napkin strap colors consist of burgundy, navy blue, black, dark green, olive, white, purple, orange, brown, black and yellow.  If you need another color that is not listed we will be happy to custom create your napkin wraps. Napkin bands provide a elegant touch to your business whether it is a restaurant or a cafe.  Remember that the FDA food code guideline 4-904.13 states that restaurants wrap preset tableware, following these guidelines is a valuable insurance policy for a restaurant.

NYC printing 123 offers various amounts of napkin wraps and napkin straps for a very affordable price starting from 100 napkin wraps to 100,00 napkin straps, you can also print up to 4 colors on the napkin straps and napkin wraps. The size of the napkin wrap are 1.5″ by  4.5″ with a turn around time of 2 -7 business days. We can rush the napkin wraps for you according to your deadline and we can even custom make any strap to your size and needs.

Blank Napkin Strap/Wraps/Bands
$49  per  1,000
$96  per  5,000

$138  per  10,000
$179  per  20,000

popular PRINTED NAPKIN STRAP large quantity PRICES

1 color
2 color
3 color
full color
20,000 $395.95 $495.95 $695.95 $795.95
40,000 $495.95 $595.95 $795.95 $895.95
60,000 $595.95 $695.95 $895.95 $995.95
80,000 $695.95 $795.95 $995.95 $1095.95
100,000 $795.95 $895.95 $1095.95 $1195.95


1 color
2 color
3 color
3 color
100 $179.95 $279.95 $379.95 $479.95
500 $185.95 $285.95 $385.95 $485.95
1,000 $195.95 $295.95 $395.95 $495.95
5,000 $249.95 $349.95 $449.95 $549.95
10,000 $295.95 $395.95 $495.95 $595.95
15,000 $349.95 $449.95 $549.95 $649.95