Commercial Offset Printing
In offset printing, the image to be printed is applied to the paper by help of printing plates. The advantage of offset printing is the high quality of the printing technology and the favourable unit price for large quantities.
Mostly offset printing is used for: catalogs, flyers, leaflets, business cards, company forms, calendars, stickers, etc.
The most commonly used post-processing types are: folding, stamping, numbering, perforation, notching, stapling, rounding of corners, foil printing, UV spot varnish, UV non-varnish, water varnish, lamination, embossing, special effects
Ofsett printers in Estonia:
Folger Art (Tallinn) – in addition to offset printing, the company produces cardboard packaging (punching, printing, gluing), makes printing presses and performs foil printing. Folger Art has quality certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000
K-Print (Tallinn) – in addition to offset printing, the company produces cardboard packaging and performs foil printing. K-Print has quality certification: The Nordic Swan, FSC Supply Chain Certificate. Certified in: ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Kumaprint (Paide) – in addition to offset printing, the company specializes in the production of various calendars.
Paar (Tartu) – in addition to offset printing, the company also produces paperback and hardcover books. Paar printing house has quality certification: ISO 9001, FSC Supply Chain Certificate, 100% green energy
Printcenter (Maardu) – in addition to offset printing, the company produces board games and cardboard packaging. Printcenter has quality certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Printon (Tallinn) – Printon has quality certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, FSC Supply Chain Certificate, Rainforest Alliance mark
Spinpress (Tallinn) – Spinpress has quality certification ISO 14001
TT Print (Tõravere) – in addition to offset printing, the company produces labels and small packages.
Vali Press (Põltsamaa) – in addition to offset commercial printing, the company also produces paperback and hardcover books.
The book printing houses Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda (Tallinn), Greif (Tartu), Print Best (Viljandi) and the periodical printing houses Printall (Tallinn) and Kroonpress (Tartu) also offer commercial publications in offset printing.
Commercial Digital Printing
Digital printing is best suited for flexible printing and uses Print on Demand (POD) printing technology. The POD, as the name implies, is demand-based printing that allows you to print starting from one copy. In addition, the production deadlines for digital printing are also shorter than for offset printing.
Several companies in Estonia specialise in digital printing, all of which produce POD books, advertising materials and pamphlets:
Grano (Tallinn) also offers re-board furniture with a photo print and printable surface and special solutions for interior elements (including trade fair furniture and POS stands). The company also offers prototyping of packaging and production of smaller-volume packaging.
Librix Print (Tallinn) also offers a combined communication service, automating and combining digital campaigns with commercial prints. The ordering environment Wabrix has been created for quick ordering of prints.
Koopia Niini ja Rauam (Tallinn) offers a wide selection of commercial prints and also digital printing on fabric – clothes, bags, textiles.
Printwell (Tallinn) also offers photo printing and printing on light box films.
Silk Screen Printing
Silk screen printing allows the use of a wide variety of materials, in thickness, shape and structure.
Flexographic printing is applied to a material on a photopolymer embossed printing plate. Aldusprint makes roll-to-roll printing on paper, film and aluminum.
Flexographic printing is most commonly used for printing labels.
Wide (XL) Format Printing
Wide format printing for indoor and outdoor advertising (printing on vinyl, paper, wallpaper, film, canvas, etc.) is offered by Citygraaf, Grano, Koopia Niini ja Rauam, Prindi.Me, Printwell and Print24. Outdoor billboards and signs are made by Grano and Koopia Niini ja Rauam, offering printing on PVC, BIP, Viscom or composite boards.
Window stickers, car stickers, product stickers are made by Grano, Koopia Niini ja Rauam, Printwell and Prindi.Me. Afterworks Ads specializes in large-format sticker advertising, including vehicle overlays.
There are 2 label printing houses specialising in labels produced in flexographic and digital printing technology:
Data Print (Tartu) – Certified in: ISO 9001 and HD Flexo Certificate, which certifies the quality of flexographic printing production.
Labelprint (Tallinn) – Certified in: ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Grano, Koopia Niini ja Rauam and Printwell specialize in photo printing and interior photography (photo kappa, photo canvas, photo wallpaper). Koopia Niini ja Rauam also offers regular photo printing, photo souvenirs and photo books, for which a design program has been created – Prindistuudio. Librix Print offers the printing of photo books and canvases in the self-design program Omaraamat.
Reva Print specializes in special effects printing. This means adding special effects to prints: matte, glossy, embossed topcoat, as well as topcoats with additives (different types of glitter etc.). Addition of perfume, lottery paint, spot light that glows in the dark and lacquer that can be read with a money lamp.
Security printing in Estonia is offered by Vaba Maa printing house in accordance with internationally accepted standards. The printing house Vaba Maa has the ISO 14298 quality certificate for security prints.
Plastic- ja Cardboard cards
CardPlus VM manufactures and personalises plastic (including polycarbonate) and cardboard cards. The main products of CardPlus VM are ID cards, customer cards and work certificates.
Film & Packaging
Boomerang Packing Service offers packaging of advertising material in thermal or magazine film. In addition, the company offers an address printing service for publications.