Preliminaries

Shop Artisan Colour is a modern Web2Print online platform owned and operated by Artisan Colour, Inc., with our production center located in Scottsdale, AZ. Shop Artisan Colour offers a diverse variety of high quality commercial grade printing services suitable for any occasion. The platform also includes the ability to design documents within the system using a creative process that bridges the gap between online digital content and commercial print production. The platform allows anyone, from experienced graphic designers to novice users, the ability to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the design phase.

Our online print ordering system reduces the time and energy it takes to purchase marketing materials for your business, therefore freeing up time to prioritize on more pressing business requirements. Artisan Colour provides peace of mind that you are purchasing high quality printing services through a reputable, trustworthy company with a proven 22 year history.

Products

The Shop Artisan Colour site currently offers dozens of our most popular print products. The platform also provides a pathway to ordering more sophisticated custom products that require additional complexity beyond online capabilities. We are continuously introducing new products across a broad spectrum of printing services. If you are looking for something not listed on the site, please Contact Us as it is not practical to offer all products we produce on the platform.

There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.

1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the online design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.

2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.

3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.

The type of paper used for various printing products is expressed in weight(pounds) or thickness(points). The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 20 to 70 lb. and is generally called text stock. Anything heavier than this is considered the card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc. The touch and feel of paper can be amazingly different based on its characteristics.

We offer high quality paper options in three finishes – gloss (shiny), uncoated (matte) and silk (slight sheen). Choosing coated papers like gloss and silk reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Uncoated matte papers are often desirable for creative affects where less shine is preferred a present a softer looking appearance. Uncoated may also be preferred if you intend to write on the finished printed item.

UV coatings, or ultraviolet cured coatings, are a topcoat surface treatment that is performed after the job is printed which protects the underlying printing from excessive scratching during mailing or rough handling. An item printed that includes a UV coating applied to it can appear quite different based on the desired look from very shiny (gloss), to a flattened (dull) finish or even a unique softer tactile feel (soft touch) to the fingers.

13oz Scrim vinyl is the most common substrate for printing low cost outdoor banners with a short, temporary lifespan requirement. Scrim vinyl is a polyethylene substrate, reinforced with polyester cording. This internal cording is what gives it strength and durability to withstand damaging winds and weather conditions.

18oz Blockout vinyl is an upgrade over scrim vinyl in appearance and lifespan and is a great product for advertising banners, billboards, displays and tradeshow exhibits. Blockout vinyl does not allow the sun or any light to come through, which means it’s opaque.

Our printable 16mil magnetic vinyl material is made from a thin layer of plastic, embedded with millions of magnetized steel particles that act like tiny magnets. All magnets hold best when mounted directly on steel like a car or truck. Beware as many modern vehicles are being made of aluminum and these magnets will not adhere.

PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol) is a thermoplastic polyester that provides significant chemical resistance, durability, and excellent formability for manufacturing. In general, PETG is a FDA compliant food-grade plastic that's commonly used for food containers, bottles for liquid beverages and is commonly used across the medical field.

Printing

Our platform supports all industry accepted file formats for digital printing including RGB, CMYK, PDF and many others. We consistently work to accurately color-manage our printing presses ensuring a highly reliable printing process.

We are a modern digital printer utilizing various types of printing methods and substrates. Artisan Colour strives to offer its customers the finest printing equipment available in our industry. Our digital equipment lineup includes HP Indigo digital sheet-fed, HP 3000 wide format latex at 10 foot wide, Canon Oce flatbed printing and genuine PhotoLab printing utilizing the Oce LightJet 430 with silver-halide photographic output. We’ll always aspire to deliver the highest print quality for all of your marketing needs.

300 dpi (dots per inch) is the preferred resolution of the output PDF file.

Pricing

Yes, any item purchased through the Shop Artisan Colour platform reflects the final price. Items that require custom ordering specifications will require the customers to approve an estimate prior to the start of production.