jcalagaz

About Joe Calagaz

I am third generation in a family business located in Mobile, Alabama. When I joined the company (Specialty Camera Store) I started a digital printing division that focused on printing on-demand for the restaurant industry. We have grown to represent several national restaurant chains and produce both digital and offset printing for their marketing, culinary, and training needs. In addition to our national restaurant printing we produce all types of printing (Flyers, Business Cards, Newsletters, promotional products, forms, Letterhead, and envelopes) for local businesses in Mobile, Alabama. Specialties: We partner to reduce the pain of purchasing and distributing printing for our customers.

What is a Bleed and Why does it matter…

According to Wikipedia a “bleed” “…refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming.” One of the most common problems we face when we receive “print-ready” files from our customers is that they do not include a bleed in the document when they send it to us. This give us, as the printer, two options: 1) getting a new file from our customer, which takes time, or 2) short trimming or under sizing the final piece, resulting in a final piece not exactly as the designer intended.

The challenge really comes down to the issue that the […]

By |September 3rd, 2013|Digital, Graphic Design, Offset, PrePress, Printing Definitions|0 Comments

Welcome to Calagaz Printing’s Printing Blog

Calagaz Printing has created this printing blog to help translate our language to everyday English. The printing industry is full of terms, phrases, and concepts that are foreign to someone outside the trade. I am creating this blog to help you remove some of the communications barriers between you and your printer. My goal is to help you get your print project on-time, where you need it, looking the way you wanted and within the budget you expected.

Calagaz Printing is dedicated to producing the highest quality offset and digital printing servicing both the local and the national […]

By |August 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments