Print & Signs

Outdoor Signage Signage Engraved Signage Business Cards
  • Product Offering

    Product Offering

  • Print Capabilities

    Print Capabilities

  • Project Options

    Project
    Options

  • Preparing Files

    Preparing
    Files

  • Request a Quote

    Request
    a Quote

  • Place an Order

    Place
    an Order

Correctional Industries' print shop is located at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Washington, and processes over 30,000 impressions daily. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with courteous, competent service from your concept to the finished product, all at a cost effective price. Design, layout and typesetting services are available, and we have thousands of designs, symbols and messages readily on hand so we can customize a sign to meet your needs. Thank you for visiting us, we look forward to serving you!

  • Correctional Industries' print shop is located at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Washington, and processes over 30,000 impressions daily. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with courteous, competent service from your concept to the finished product, all at a cost effective price. Design, layout and typesetting services are available, and we have thousands of designs, symbols and messages readily on hand so we can customize a sign to meet your needs. Thank you for visiting us, we look forward to serving you!

  • Product Offering

    CI has an innovative printing facility capable of printing business cards, letterhead stationery, envelopes, newsletters, brochures, calendars, business forms (including carbonless), parking stickers, signage, decals, banners and more. Our staff utilize the latest in publishing software and have the flexibility to handle your various electronic file formats or camera ready art with a commitment to quality, competitive pricing and quick turnaround. Call for a quote and we will gladly put our design experts to work on your upcoming printing needs. We also offer a complete line of highly visible indoor and outdoor signs that will get your message across where you need it most. We have a full service graphic department ready to assist you with your custom or standard products. In addition to these standard signs, we have the ability to work with our customers to create a wide variety of non-standard, customized signs. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us by phone or email and an experienced sign professional will assist you with all of your sign needs.

    Engraved Signs
    Interior Signs

    Tailor–made and functional, CI's engraved signs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and a rainbow of colors. Easy to install, each sign is made of a durable plastic laminate that is easy to clean and will not crack, chip or peel. Choose from standard messages or symbols, or we can customize a sign to meet your needs.

    Regulatory Signs
    Regulatory Signs

    Necessary for schools, businesses, construction zones and public areas, CI's regulatory signs help you identify crosswalks, danger zones, parking spots, entrances and exits. Choose from a wide range of traffic control, safety and ADA-compliant signs, which advise people about laws and regulations.

    Traffic Signs
    Traffic Signs

    Correctional Industries offers a complete line of traffic related signs. All signs meet the standard specifications of the WSDOT Sign Fabrication Manual and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Federal Highway Administration, which is the national standard for all traffic control devices on any street or highway open to public travel.

    Wayfinding
    Wayfinding Signs

    From buildings to ballfields, entrances to events, and windows to walls, Correctional Industries creates beautiful graphics, signs and displays. Contact our full service graphics department for all of your visual communications needs!

    Stationary
    Printed Materials

    We can print brochures, catalogs, calendars, business cards, carbonless forms, letterhead, envelopes, folders, certificates and more. We also have the capacity to number, pad, perforate, score, fold, drill, cut, collate, stitch, bind, and shrink wrap.

    Decals & Clings
    Decals & Clings

    Promote your business, product or service with full-color graphics that can be applied to glass, vehicles, helmets, or any other surface. Try our easy to apply static window clings which can be removed and repositioned without damaging the surface.

    Lettering
    Lettering

    Personalize your signs by ordering only the words you need with our precision die cut letters. They can be directly affixed to sign blanks, vehicles, buildings, doors, trash receptacles and more!

    Banners
    Banners

    Quality workmanship, competitive pricing and fast turnaround make custom banners from Correctional Industries a great way to declare your message.


  • CMYK
    4-Color Process (CMYK)

    If you've ever printed something from your home or office printer, then you already know a thing or two about 4-color process and the kind of results you can achieve with it. 4-color process uses a mixture of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) inks to reproduce photographs and pictures in full color. If you want your final product to feature color photography, you will have to use this printing method in some capacity. 4-color process inks are not pre-mixed before printing begins. Instead they are applied in different measures during the printing process itself. Due to the nature of the procedure, white tones are created from the stock of the paper; therefore, using 4-color process on colored stock will create color distortion. Any area of your design that is supposed to look white will instead take on the color of the paper stock.

    RGB
    RGB Mode

    Digital representations of images are generally produced using light in the RGB (red, green, blue) color model. Your computer monitor utilizes a series of RGB pixels. When all of the pixels light up to full intensity, your screen is white, when they are all off, your screen is black, and any color in between is created by pixels illuminated in different values.

    Be sure to convert your design files from RGB mode to CMYK before printing with us. If your software allows color profiles, use "CMYK: Web Coated (SWOP) v2" to view the most accurate representation of your final printed colors. Doing so will allow you to see how the printed colors will look and gives you the freedom to tweak any distorted color tones before sending it. If you fail to do so, we will have to make the conversion for you, which could result in a final product that may not meet your expectations.

    Pantone
    Pantone Matching

    PMS printing (which stands for Pantone Matching System) utilizes an ink standardization system which ensures you will always get the exact tone you want when printing in color. PMS inks are pre-mixed, so a greater degree of control is possible. They can also accurately reproduce many of the colors that 4-color process cannot, such as fluorescents, metallic and dark blues. One color of PMS ink can be used in different densities to create a variety of tones. This makes PMS ink the perfect choice for reproducing black-and-white photos or monochromatic designs as the colors will be richer than with 4-color process.

  • Project Options

    Paper Stock

    Your choice of paper affects how your document looks, feels, and communicates. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a paper:

    • Weight is the thickness of an individual sheet of paper. Weight can have an effect on the amount of show-through from other printing, the durability or feel of your document, and postage cost. The distinction between text and cover paper is primarily weight, and can range anywhere from 20 lb. (light/thin) to 100 lb. (heavy/thick).
    • Text/Bond Paper (most commonly found in copy machines) is thin, lightweight, and offered in a variety of colors, textures, and or surface finishes.
    • Cover Paper is durable and sturdy (similar to cardstock), and offered in a variety of colors, textures, and or surface finishes.
    • Finish specifies how shiny the paper is (matte - flat, no sheen), (satin - medium sheen), (gloss - high sheen). Finish also includes how smooth the paper is (very smooth - coated), or (heavily textured - woven/linen).

    Paper Folds

    If your project requires folding, picking the right fold requires time and thought. How your piece folds (and unfolds) is an integral part of the presentation and should be decided in the early planning stages. Below are the most common types of folds:

    Paperfolds

    Binding Options

    There are a variety of binding technique available to help you put a professional touch on your project.

    Saddle Stitching

    Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which sheets are gathered together and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. Documents in multiples of four make excellent candidates for this binding.

    Spiral Binding

    Spiral Binding, also known as coil binding, uses a single piece of plastic coil that is inserted into small holes along the edge of the paper pages. Opposing pages will be slightly offset with each other when the document is open flat.

    Comb Binding

    Comb Binding uses round plastic spines and a special hole punch. It lies flat when opened and new pages can be inserted.

    Perfect Bind

    Perfect Bind holds thicker books together and gives the appearance of a flat spine. Pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong thermal glue.


    Envelope Sizes

    We print customized envelopes to suit your needs. Coordinate your business stationary for a uniform and more professional look, or customize envelopes for holiday cards, announcements and thank you cards with special graphics and fonts.

    Envelopes
  • Preparing Files for Print

    Margins, Bleeds, & Crop Marks

    Bleed refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the side of a document that gives the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper. Bleed prevents an unwanted white border from appearing on the finished piece. Crop Marks are an option in the PDF export. Do not include crop marks in your upload file. Safety Margins are the area around the border of a piece where you don't want anything that might get trimmed. It's a good idea to keep any important information within a safety margin of 0.125" (1/8") from the edge of the piece. We'll use a business card (3.5" W x 2" H) as an example of how to look at the file to ensure proper bleed, trim, and margin:

    Bleeds, Crop Marks, & Safety Margins

    Working With Fonts

    Not all fonts display the same across different operating systems and computers. Here are a few things you can do to help ensure that your fonts will appear correctly.

    • Provide the Fonts: Using a 'package' command or 'collect for output' feature in some desktop publishing software such as InDesign or Quark, copies all fonts into a single folder.
    • Convert Fonts to Outlines: If you are using a vector-based application for design, such as InDesign or Illustrator, you may convert fonts to outlines from within the design application.
    • Embed the Fonts: If you are using a brochure design program such as Microsoft Publisher, embed the fonts into the document or image.
    • Flatten the Image: In Photoshop or raster graphic programs, flatten the image to preserve the fonts.
  • Request A Quote

    To request a free estimate on your next printing project, please contact CI Printing Customer Care and include the following information using our Print Order Request Form, or Sign Order Request Form.

    Please Include:

    • Document Name: (Conference Program)
    • Description: (24-page Booklet)
    • Quantity: (250/500/1,000)
    • Flat Size: (17W" x 11"H)
    • Finished Size: (8.5"W x 11"H)
    • Number of Sides: (2-Sides)
    • Ink: (4 Color)
    • Bleeds/Trim: (Yes or No)
    • Cover Paper: (80lb White Gloss Cover)
    • Inside Paper: (60lb White Matte Text)
    • Fold Type: (Half-Fold)
    • Binding Type: (Saddle Stitched)
    Optional Services

    • Hole Punching
    • Lamination
    • Stapling
    • Mounting
    • Gluing
    • Padding
    • Cutting
    • Perforating
    • Scoring
    • Folding
    • Numbering
    • Collating
    • Foam Core
    • Envelopes
    • Number of NCR parts (for forms)
  • Place an Order

    Place your order by contacting CI Printing Customer Care either by phone or email. CI will acknowledge orders in writing within five (5) working days after receipt of an accurate and complete order. Orders must include contact, billing and shipping information, and a purchase order number. Include a copy of your sales quote, or quote number if you requested one prior to ordering. After a proof has been signed, delivery is guaranteed within 10 business days.

    Submitting Files

    To ensure your finished project will print as intended, please be sure to proofread your document, convert all images to CMYK, and verify that all of your linked images are at least 300 dpi in resolution. Next, gather and package all of your finished project's files including; fonts, linked images, and your original document file(s) in either PC or MAC formats.

    Your packaged files may then be submitted to us at DOCMCCPrintshop@doc.wa.gov. Files exceeding 4MB should be copied onto a CD-ROM and mailed to:

    Monroe Correctional Complex
    Attn: CI Print Shop
    16700 77th St. SE, Bldg. 4 Warehouse
    Monroe, WA 98272

    Please be sure to include the name and version number of the program used to create the artwork (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite 5.0, or Quark Xpress 4.0), as well as the file name, finished size, and page count including cover.

    Accepted File Types


    • Digital Files
      • Acrobat (.pdf) (Recommended)
      • TIFF (.tif)
      • JPEG (.jpg)
      • Bitmap (.bmp)
    • Adobe Creative Suite
      • InDesign (.indd)
      • Photoshop (.psd)
      • Illustrator (.ai, .eps)
    • Corel Draw (.cdr, .cpd)
    • QuarkXPress (.qxp, .qxd)
    • Microsoft Office (.doc, .ppt, .pub)
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