Printing Lingo: What does “Saddle Stitch” mean?

    In the printing industry, Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples.  The staples pass…

Buying Basics: Printed Books for Business

Sooner or later, anyone who buys Printing for an organization will likely encounter the need to order some kind of book, whether it is a catalog, manual, directory, etc. Because these are multi-page documents, books are naturally more involved than…

A Quick Overview of Printed Business Envelopes

Business Envelopes come in many types and sizes, which are all designed to fulfill different functions. As a rule of thumb, most custom printed business envelopes are created by imprinting on blank stock envelopes.  By imprinting on blank stock envelopes…

Printing Lingo: What does “Bleed” mean?

Of all the questions I am asked in a given week, questions about “Bleed” are definitely the most common. In printing, the term “Bleed” means that the ink coverage extends all the way to the edge of the paper. To…

Printing Lingo: What does “Print On Demand” mean?

You may have heard the term “Print On Demand” and wondered what it was all about. Print On Demand refers to a printer’s ability to produce books or other documents for a customer on an “as needed” basis.  Print On…

You Can’t Afford Not to Print in Full Color

In the last few years, the price of Full Color printing has dropped substantially. You might be amazed at how affordable it has become for everyday printing needs. Using the common business card example, these days you can get 1,000…

Simple Ways to Save Money on Printed Business Envelopes

As commonplace as Email has become in the workplace, printed envelopes are still used by just about every business. That is probably why I am frequently asked about ways to save money when buying printed business envelopes. Same Size and…

Welcome! from Formax Printing

Hello to all! My name is Keith Beaty, owner of Formax Printing Solutions in St. Louis, MO. Just about every company uses printed materials for operational and promotional purposes, so I started this blog to share some of my observations…

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Does an Outstanding Job

Formax Printing does an outstanding job printing anything and everything we send them. But the biggest reason I go to them time and again is the customer service. Our...

- Cynthia P, Primary & Secondary Education

We Consider Formax a Partner

We consider Formax a partner in every sense of the word. The staff is a pleasure to work with, and their attention to detail is greatly appreciated! Whether a large order...

- Becky R, Charitable Organization

They Exceed My Expectations

Formax knows everything about printing so I don’t have to. I have been working with them since 2000. As the Marketing Coordinator of a small company, I wear many...

- Cheryl M, Industrial Heating Equipment

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