1251 Broadway,
El Cajon, CA 92021
Store Hrs: M-F 9-5pm
ECP: 619.440.4448
CAT: 619.444.0348
Fax: 619.440.0313
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El Cajon Print

Digital Printing

This refers to methods of printing from a digital based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from a computer or other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or Inkjet printers.

Offset Printing

Offset printing works in a simple manner. It uses three cylinders to transfer the image onto the substrate. The first cylinder is mounted with the printing plate. The image on the printing plate is ‘right’ reading or written with the right side up. The first cylinder is inked and the image transferred or offset onto the second cylinder, which is mounted with a rubber blanket. The image on the second cylinder is thus reversed or becomes ‘wrong’ reading. Finally the image is transferred from the blanket cylinder onto the third cylinder or the paper. The paper is mounted on the third cylinder also known as the impression cylinder. The image once again is reversed and becomes ‘right’ reading or right side up in the final printed version.

Sublimation

Heat Transferrable ink image, Which Creates beautiful colored images onto things from hats, mugs, shirts, metal, plastic. This process is done with special ink and substrates so that the image comes out the best vibrant color possible

Notary

The main tasks of a notary public are to witness and authenticate signatures, administer oaths, verify signatures and take affidavits. Notary publics are utilized by state governing bodies to prevent fraud and theft within public matters. A notary must also keep documentation of all that they've notarized, which he or she does with an embossed seal or stamp that verifies his or her presence at the signing of a particular document.


Class A Trophies

Mechanical Engraving

Mechanical Diamond Drag Engraving is the most common engraving method used in the gift, award and recognition industry. We use diamond gravers that create fine, V-shaped lines into the metal surface. We make a common practice of tracing the letters two or three times. This helps to smooth and broaden the stroke, making it more visible, especially with tone-on-tone engraving like this.

Mechanical Rotary Engraving is typically performed on metals and plastics where we rout the design into the material with a rotating cutter in a motorized spindle.

Laser Engraving 

CO2 Laser engraving is ideal for both surface engraving and cutting holes or custom shapes in some materials. The laser will vaporize the surface of the material at which it is pointed, but at higher powers can precisely cut materials up to 1/4" thick. We use our lasers to surface engrave and cut wood, laminated plastics and cast acrylics. We also surface engrave color-coated metals.

The CO2 laser is unable to mark raw metals such as stainless steel, so a chemical layer is sprayed onto the surface first. When the laser comes in contact with the chemical layer, the chemical is permanently bonded to the material. The excess spray is then rinsed off leaving a permanent black image on the surface.

Glass Etching

Text, computer graphics and hand drawings are etched into solid surfaces such s glass, crystal, marble and granite using a fine silicon carbide grit and special carving techniques. We create our images using two different methods. On contoured and cylindrical pieces we use a photo resist film that is developed by exposure to ultraviolet light. On flat products we create images using a polyester resist and our laser engraving machine. Very fine detail is achieved using either process. You can proudly present any personalized piece of glass, crystal or marble that has been run through our quality customization process.

UV Printing

UV-LED printing offers instant curing of a digitally printed image, with the ability to print onto a WIDE variety of printable media. With instant curing, it is possible to achieve a unique layered texture, or raised printing effect, providing a dimensional (tactile) print. UV-LED Printing is environmentally friendly, with minimal emissions and low energy consumption. This process can be used for acrylic, glass, crystal, pens, cups, wood and much much more. The future of engraving and customizing is in this process. Take the opportunity to see what it can produce!