lithographic, digital and letterpress printing

lithographic, digital and letterpress printing

Digital Printing San Francisco
Offset Printing San Francisco
Print Press San Francisco
Digital Printer San Francisco

The Shop


• Heidelberg Prosetter 52 Platesetter
• Heidelberg Raptor Plate Processor
• Epson 7600 Digital Proofing
• HP Indigo 5500 Digital Proofing

Printing San Francisco


• Four-Color Heidelberg GTO Lithographic Press (14" x 20")
• Two-Color Heidelberg GTO Lithographic Press (14" x 20")

Offset Printer San Francisco


• HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press (13" x 19")

Digital Printing Services San Francisco


• Heidelberg "Windmill" Letterpress (10" x 13")

Letterpress Printing San Francisco


• Horizon Standard Collator/Bookmaker
• Rhinotuff Wire-o Binding System

Book Making San Francisco


• Heidelberg Cylinder (18" x 23")
• Heidelberg Platen (10" x 13")

Die Cutting San Francisco


• Polar 78X Cutter
• MBO Folder
• Shrinkwrapper
• Morgana AutoCreaser
• Versalam 2700 Laminator
• Drill
• Padder

Bindary San Francisco


• Bulk Pack
• Pack for Drop Shipping
• FedEx
• Courier
• Will Call

Shipping Services San Francisco

About Us

"It's always helpful to discuss projects with Stuart as he knows so much about the printing process."
David Fagan, Fagan Print Media

“At Graphic Imagery, ‘One Stop’ sums it up for high quality offset and digital printing. It stays with Graphic Imagery for all of its finishing, thus a very productive solution to printing.”
Joe Garruba, J.G. Graphics

"I hesitate to write a glowing review for Stuart and his team because I don't want everyone else to know how amazing they are in support of me in keeping my clients happy no matter how difficult the request may be..."
Lisa Rossetti, Sungold Litho

"I've worked with Graphic Imagery for over 10 years. It has always been a collaborative process—I count on Stuart's expertise and commitment to producing the highest quality in the most cost effective way. Graphic Imagery always delivers."
Susan Brand, Brand Design

"I have grown to rely on Stuart and the Graphic Imagery team in serving our clients. The willingness to work with customer schedules and special requests, quickly and efficiently, always with a top-quality job product at the end is what really sets them apart. Great team."
John Litster, PressArts

Graphic Imagery

Since 2001 Graphic Imagery has been providing lithographic, digital and letterpress printing services to print brokers, designers and other commercial and non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Conveniently located just off Highway 101 in South San Francisco, Graphic Imagery is committed to providing customers with quality printing and personal service at competitive prices.

Why We're Different

1. Owner-Operated

Graphic Imagery is owned by Stuart Imison, a former press operator with three decades of print-production experience. Stuart is passionate about printing and is involved with every job. He works directly with customers providing the kind of care and service you'd expect from an owner-operated print shop.

Graphic Imagery Printing San Francisco
2. One Stop Shop

Graphic Imagery is small -- there are six of us working at the shop -- but we still offer everything from prepress through bindery all in-house and under one roof.  Our printing presses are complemented by platemakers, bookmakers, folders, die-cutters and more.

Printing Presses and Printing Facility
3. Flexibility

Because we aren't weighed down with layers of process or people or politics, we can be nimble and flexible. To meet our customers' needs, we can adjust schedules and shift jobs between presses.  Customers can call to discuss projects in detail, or send over jobs electronically.

Flexible Printing Clients

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What is the maximum image size you can print?
On our lithographic presses, the maximum image size we can print is 13.375" x 19.75". On our digital press, the maximum image size we can print is 12.48" x 17.7".

What is the maximum sheet size you can run?
On our lithographic presses, the maximum sheet size we can run is 14" x 20". On our digital press, the maximum sheet size we can run is 13" x 19".

What are the minimum and maximum sheet thicknesses you can print?
We can print on sheets the thickness of tissue paper, all the way up to 16pt card.

What kinds of recycled paper stock can you print on?
We can print on any kind of recycled paper stock, including FSC-certified mixed, pure and recycled products.

Do you print using soy-based inks?

Do you do letterpress printing?
Yes, we have a Heidelberg platen letterpress.

Can you print variable data?
Yes, we can print variable data on our HP Indigo digital press.

Can you make books?
Yes, we can make saddle-stitched books, as well as hard cover and soft cover books with wire-o binding.

Can you do die-cutting and other bindery/finishing?
Yes, we can do die-cutting, perforating, scoring, folding, drilling, laminating and padding all in-house.

What color management system do you use?
For color management on our lithographic presses, we use Heidelberg's PrintOpen software from the Heidelberg Prinect Profile Toolbox. For color management on our digital press, we use HP's Professional PANTONE Emulation Technology. Our ICC color profiles are available on the Resources page of this Web site.

Do you have an FTP site that I can upload files to?
Yes, contact us for our FTP site details.

Do you do any pro bono work?
We are proud to support several local education-related causes through gratis work, in-kind donations and sponsorships.

Please give us a call at (650) 588-1171 or send us an email if you would like to get further information about Graphic Imagery, or if you would like us to provide an estimate.
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Contact and FTP

Graphic Imagery
Phone : (650) 588-1171
Fax : (650) 588-3010

396 Forbes Blvd. Unit D
South San Francisco, CA 94080

To use our FTP site, you will need an FTP client server such as Fetch. Please contact us for our FTP host name, username and password.

ICC Profile
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