As a full-service commercial printer, Lowe-Martin produces high-quality, consistent printing, from one project to the next. Our ability to print on a wide range of text and cover stocks, and offer a variety of finishing options, provides our customers with choice and flexibility when producing their projects.
The production plant at Lowe-Martin is operated by the industry’s best people, providing our clients with the comfort of knowing that their project is in good hands. We coordinate flexible shift schedules, with our plant operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to meet our client’s most challenging delivery requirements. From brochures and business cards to catalogs and annual reports, Lowe-Martin is sure to satisfy, producing high-quality, impressive print each and every time.
10-Micron Stochastic Screening
Our early investment in 10-micron printing and our dedication to perfecting its use has allowed us to be recognized as one of North America’s premier offset printers. The power of 10-micron stochastic screening breathes life into images by creating richer, more vivid colours and a level of definition that can’t be matched. For print projects that require impeccable accuracy, 10-micron stochastic screening produces images over three times more detailed than conventional print techniques.
In traditional offset printing, dot patterns are equally spaced in a rigid pattern. A variety of dot sizes are used to achieve tonality, density and shading. Under magnification, you can easily identify the dot pattern used to create the image.
In the stochastic process, all dots used to create an image are equally sized and are much smaller than those used in traditional offset printing. The dot pattern is randomised to allow a wider range of definition and dimensional effects, as well as a broader spectrum of colours. Light and dark areas are defined by using less or more dots to achieve the variations.
Projects printed using 10-micron stochastic screening have greater detail, increased clarity and greater dimensional effects, as well as better flesh tones for a more realistic result. Colour is also controlled more effectively, allowing for a broader colour spectrum with smoother gradations.
Colour Management is an integral part of our proofs and one of the key elements of our production process. To ensure that we provide our clients with accurate and consistent colour representation, we have established colour profiles, allowing us to replicate our proofs to better match our press sheets. Our colour management system ensures that colour is stable from one run to the next.
The Lowe-Martin Group is equipped with a variety of press configurations that provide customers with print options up to 10 colours. We can provide single pass solutions with our perfecting presses. At Lowe-Martin we can enhance the printed press sheet with in-line aqueous coating. We provide a wide variety of aqueous coatings to choose from.
Our colour management software provides connectivity from our prepress to our presses. Colour profiles established in prepress are sent to the presses electronically. The result is a more efficient make-ready process, allowing us to achieve the desired colour, while also reducing time and consumables involved.
The Lowe-Martin Group provides a full complement of bindery options including saddle-stitching, perfect binding, cerlox, spiral, slot binding, punching, drilling, stitching, trimming, folding, tabbing, collating, gluing and die cutting. The wide variety of bindery options available allows us to take a job from an electronic file to a finished product.