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National Print Shop, is the best source for printing flyers, business cards, postcards, direct mail, posters and just about any printing product you can imagine!

We offer a multitude of printing options for our customers. From a single-color letterhead to a fully customized magazine, our workflow process has been engineered for unrivaled production times without sacrificing quality.

Our printing process utilizes the most advanced software on the market, in conjunction with our unique pre-press methods allow us to offer same day turnaround on a variety of printing products. The patented CCI quality system allows sharper cleaner images.

In the pressroom we feature the world's most automated digital and offset printing presses that have a wide range of press formats, including several 20", 29" and 40" machines. These sizes allow us to produce your projects in the most economically efficient manner possible. Also included in our pressroom is diecutting, bindery, finishing and a mail room.

In order for us to offer competitive prices, utilizes gang run printing technology.

What is Gang Run Printing?

Gang run printing, also known as combination printing is a process in which multiple print jobs are combined on a large single sheet of paper. This method aims to reduce printing costs by sharing the setup costs across multiple jobs. The process involves using a large sheet of paper, containing a multitude of similar designs, then after printing, cutting each job down into its correct size.

Gang run printing is used for various printed products, including business cards, flyers, brochures, postcards, etc.

Benefits and Limits of this Businesses Printing Practice

While the concept of gang run printing is a brilliant way to economize paper, time, setup efforts, and printing costs, it comes with its limitations. When you require specific paperweight, ink color, etc., the gang run process may not serve your needs. There are some trade-offs, so if you are interested in our printing services, please understand the following advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages of Gang Run Printing

Among the printing processes available, gang run printing may be the most efficient and economical option. Gang run printing advantages include:

Cost-Effective - One of the most significant advantages of gang run printing is its cost-effectiveness. Since setup costs are shared among multiple print jobs, the overall cost of paper, ink, and printing is significantly reduced. This makes gang run printing an ideal option for customers requiring large print quantities without exceeding their marketing or advertising budget.

Fast Turnaround Time - With gang run printing jobs, the turnaround time is significantly quicker as multiple print jobs are combined into a single print run. This means the prints are produced faster and delivered to the customer in a much shorter time frame.

Note: Customers can choose the delivery time for their job. Most printing companies can offer same day printing, or more than 7 day delivery (typically, the longer the lead time, the lower the price). More lead time means greater opportunities for your printer to optimize costs by doing a gang run or optimizing delivery routes and schedules. The increased cost-efficiency gained from this technology is transferred to the customers as discounted pricing.

Flexibility - Gang run printing offers significant flexibility for the design and layout of prints. Multiple designs can be combined or arranged on a single sheet, meaning businesses can produce multiple prints without having to order separate print runs for each design.

Quality Prints - Another advantage is its consistently high-quality prints. The process uses high-quality paper and cutting-edge printing technology.

Disadvantages of Gang Run Printing

While gang run printing presents powerfully compelling advantages, it is not the ideal option for every print job. Consider the following disadvantages before committing your resources to this printing process:

DLimited Customization - One of the more significant disadvantages of gang run printing is its restricted customization options. Since multiple print jobs are combined on a single sheet, each print job must conform to a specific set of requirements, including:

• Paper weight, texture, and color

• Ink type and color

• Printing technology

This means projects requiring highly customized printing may not find gang run printing suitable for their specific needs.

Inconsistent Color Quality - Another disadvantage of gang run printing is its potential to produce inconsistent color or tone quality. With multiple print jobs combined on a single sheet, there is a significant risk that the color quality and consistency may vary from one print to another. This is especially true when different print jobs use varying color schemes or when the applied printing technology is of a lower standard.

Note: For projects that require specific color matching, or pantone colors for example, gang run printing will not satisfy your needs.

Limited Paper Choices - Gang run printing is significantly limited for paper choices. With multiple print jobs combined on a single sheet, individual print jobs must conform to a specific paper weight, thickness, and quality. Businesses requiring particular types of paper may not find gang run printing suitable for their needs.