Rush American Printing, Inc. is a complete manufacturer of all your printing needs.
All Printing Products Are Made Feasible By Our Pre-Press, Printing, and Bindery Departments.
We are a one-stop print shop that can facilitate all of your printing needs.
Process that starts after order has been printed. This process includes cutting, trimming, folding, collating, stitching, numbering, punching, padding, perforating, laminating and inserting.
Printing that extends to the edge of a sheet or page after trimming.
Metal rule used to cut an image on paper in the finishing process.
To cut irregular shapes in paper or paperboard using a die.
The number of dots that fit horizontally and vertically into a one- inch measure. Generally, the more dots per inch, the more detail is captured, and the sharper the resulting image.
To press an image into paper so it lies above the surface.
Size of product after folding and trimming.
Size of product after printing and trimming, but before folding, as compared to finished size.
To cover a printed page with ink.
To foil stamp and emboss an image.
Method of printing that releases foil from its backing when stamped with the heated die.
Common types of folding: half, tri -fold, Z fold, accordion fold, gate fold and double gate fold.
Technique of printing that uses cyan, magenta, yellow and black to simulate full-color images.
Production of more or fewer copies than ordered. Printing trade terms allow for plus or minus 10% to represent a completed order.
Any sheet larger than 11” x 17”.
Taking place on a press or a bindery machine, creating a line of small dotted wholes for the purpose of tearing-off a part of a printed matter (usually straight lines, vertical or horizontal).
A pantone matching system or PMS for short is the most popular color matching system used in the printing industry. A true PMS color is defined by a mixture of inks that will provide a specific color.
A binding process where pages are glued together and directly to the spine of the book.
A universal file format developed by Adobe® that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it.
Sharpness of an image on film, paper, computer screen, disc, tape or other medium.
Red Green Blue, the colors used by a computer monitor to create color images on the screen.
To bind by stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine.
To compress paper along a straight line so it folds more easily and accurately.
Using the same paper as the text for the cover.
Inks using vegetable oils instead of petroleum products as pigment vehicles thus are easier on the environment.
A method of printing using colorless resin powder that takes on the color of underlying ink. Also called raised printing.
A bitmapped file format used for the reproduction of digitally scanned images such as photographs, illustrations & logos.
Cutting paper after printing to make all sheets the same or a specified size.
Liquid applied to a printed sheet, then bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. This coating yields a tough, almost unscratchable surface that is extremely durable.
A coating printed on top of a printed sheet to protect it, add a finish, and/or add a tinge of color.
10912 Wye St.
San Antonio, TX 78217
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Appointments are available
after-hours or on weekends.