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Offset Printing vs. Digital Printing

Offset Printing vs. Digital Printing

Offset Printing vs. Digital Printing

Which is the better fit for your project – offset printing, or digital printing?

 

Two choices await you when you walk in with a large printing project – offset printing or digital printing. These two printing styles have been around for years (well, one far longer than the other), and both have their advantages. Here’s what you need to know.

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SCF Discounts

Recent facility closures have brought huge changes to the Mailing industry, increasing costs and slowing down delivery times. In addition, these changes have impacted our local area making it more difficult for local mailers to achieve SCF Discounts in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. Previously, if you owned a permit at either Tampa or St. Petersburg and you were mailing into that area, you automatically received a $.04 discount for entering your mail into the Bulk Mailing Facility. Now as of January 5, 2015 to qualify for SCF discounts, mailers will no longer be able to achieve that discount at the BMEU (Bulk Mailing Facility) and are now required to enter mail at the identified SCF location for that mail. So this means if you own a permit in Tampa or St. Petersburg, for you to achieve the SCF discount there will be a Drop Ship Charge associated with that mailing because those facilities are not SCF locations. These changes may cause you to see either higher postage costs or an additional Drop Ship charge with your mail.

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Revised Standards for Folded Self-Mailers released by USPS

The revised standards for Folded Self-Mailers will go into effect on January 5th, 2013. These new standards are intended to provide mailers more mail piece design options, while balancing design innovation and machinability to improve the overall supply chain. With these new standards in effect, the final fold will have to be on the bottom of the mail piece and for oblong pieces the final fold needs to be on the leading edge. This will also require a minimum of two tabs to be used and they cannot be placed on the bottom edge of oblong pieces any longer. For more information, click here.

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