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Wide Format Printing

Printers that support a maximum print roll width of between 18″ and 100″ are considered wide format printers. This kind of printers are used to print wallpapers, backlit film, construction plans, vehicle image wraps, posters, trade show banners, and any large format signage, picture or artwork.

At The Odee Company, we are printing on high quality canvas, and using HP Latex printers. These inks dry immediately and are then coated for an added layer of protection as well as an added layer of BAM; aka, quality enhancement (Odee’s secret touch developed in 1923)!

To learn more about The Odee Company’s Wide Format Printing capabilities, please see this video:

For more information about wide format printing, take a look at this Wikipedia article.

Do you need wide format printing services? Please, use the form to Contact Us!

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Fulfillment Services

A usual fulfillment services project may have multiple versions shipping to 1000’s of locations. Sounds complicated. It is and this is what we do every day for some of the largest retailers in the country. We have to have flexibility in space and a workforce that is trained in kitting with multiple versions and products.

It is not easy but The Odee Company excels at it. We do these kits daily, weekly, monthly and they vary in all sizes, shapes and quantities.

Storage includes inventory control with monthly reports and daily shipping. We can devise a minimum usage level and provide you with ways to order product that will dramatically reduce your inventory costs.

We ship UPS, Fed Ex, Partial and Full Truckload and Air Freight. We ship both Domestic and International and are experts in dealing with customs brokers in both the Orient and Central America.

We have over 45,000 square feet of space of which 22,000 square feet is storage facilities.

We do Dallas fulfillment of printed and promotional products (for example: tote bags). The Odee Company is a commercial printer and promotional product distributor. We have been a Dallas Printer since 1923. The Odee Company is an Offset/ Sheetfed Printer as well as a Digital Printer.

Info about product fulfillment ? Take a look at this Wikipedia article.

Do you need print fulfillment services and storage? Please, use the form to Contact Us!

 

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Green Printing

We all have a responsibility to future generations to help insure that we are taking care of our planet so they have the same opportunities as we do. Printing as an industry is a heavy user of electricity and natural resources such as trees to make paper. There are ways that printing companies can participate in helping to reduce their impact on the environment. Here are the main ways although they certainly don’t encompass everything.

Printing as an industry is a resource intensive user of paper products. The vast majority of substrates (paper) that are used are made from timber products at this time. In the world of environmentally friendly printing, a printing company can minimize their effects on the environment by using recycled papers.

Recycling of paper or being certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council(FSC) or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) gives you the ability to control the fiber that is being used to make your certified paper. This is usually going to be the largest waste component of a printing job. By using recycled post consumer waste paper you are directly saving trees and if you use FSC or SFI certified papers and certified green printing companies you can also display the FSC & SFI logos on your printed product.

Recycling of all ink or using soy based inks is another way to be “green” with your printing. You can and should recycle all press solutions and plates used in the printing process. This can and should be done…

The Odee Company is a an eco-friendly commercial printer located in Dallas, TX. We are certified by the FSC and SFI. We are a CarbonFree facility.

More info about Green Printing? Take a look at this Wikipedia article.

Do you need green printing services? Please, use the form to Contact Us!

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Promotional Door Hangers

This gives you the best control over turntimes and costs. The Odee Company does both printing and diecutting in house. We create the diecut hole to create the doorhanger by usually diecutting a circle with a slit diecut to the edge of the door hanger. This way you can open the slit to go around the door knob or any other type of door oThis gives you the best control over turntimes and costs.

The Odee Company does both printing and diecutting in house. We create the diecut hole to create the doorhanger by usually diecutting a circle with a slit diecut to the edge of the door hanger. This way you can open the slit to go around the door knob or any other type of door opening device. If you are interested in using door hangers please contact us to discuss.

You can also access our database search page at promotional door hangers in Dallas,  24/7/365 to help you come up with other ideas.

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Die Cutting

Die Cutting is applied after a square or rectangular sheet is printed on a press. At The Odee Company, we can do this after it is printed in either our digital or offset press departments. We then take it to one of multiple die cutters and the figure is die cut out of the sheet. To do this it requires a steel rule die that has two types of steel rules. One is a cutting rule that is sharp enough to cut through the paper and one is a scoring rule that is rounded at the top of the rule so it will crease the paper to enable easy, accurate folds.

After die cutting, you must scrap the die cut piece out of the remainder of the sheet. The die cut part is held in the sheet with nicks that are put in the die. This is needed so the piece does not fall out in the press.

It is pretty rare for a printer to have the capability of die cutting in house. Most printers will send out all die cutting.

The Odee Company is one of the few Dallas Printers that does die cutting in house. We do this to control costs and control quality and turn times.

The following video explains die cutting process as done in The Odee Company printer.

More info about die cutting process in this article from Wikipedia.

If you have a need for short run fast turn digital printing please contact us at sales@odeecompany.com.

mailing services

Mailing Services

We do all mailing work in house, we have to have flexibility in space and a workforce that is trained in kitting with multiple versions and products.  It is not easy but The Odee Company excels at it. We do these kits daily, weekly, monthly and they vary in all sizes, shapes and quantities. We have over 45,000 square feet of space of which 22,000 square feet is storage facilities.

For some companies mailing is an afterthought but because The Odee Company also prints the mail piece we take great pride in making sure your personalization will be the best it can be. Our resolution goes as high as 600 dpi and we handle barcodes and most types of fonts. We also pride ourselves in speed to market. Our production equipment can run at speeds up to 15,000 mail pieces per hour to insure once we have data and the mail piece we are off and running. If we handle the printing and mailing you only deal with one company and contact with less confusion and reduced time to the mailbox.

If you need printing mailing services look no further that The Odee Company. We’ve been doing it for over 80 years.

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Brochure Printing

Promote your company with our full color brochures!

Promotional brochures are one of the most cost effective ways of advertisement. There is no information that can not be placed there.

Brochures can be printed in many different forms. You can use institutional brochures with specific information of your company or for educational pamphlets. Promotional flyers are smaller than brochures but printed in larger runs. Catalogs usually have more pages than normal brochures. Maps and tourist guides are also types of this kind of promotional items.

When The Odee Company  design a brochure, we use all graphic methods and techniques and our vast technical experience. We want to make our customers’ lives as easy as we can. Full color brochures are perfect to present your products, business and information in an impressive, professional way.

Finally, we can mail your brochures to your clients and prospects and we have the best prices in town.

For all your brochure printing needs, please contact us!

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Embossing & Debossing

Transcript:

Both of these words are letterpress terms, this is a letterpress machine we use in printing, it describes the terms embossing and debossing as the pushing of paper to a level that is different to the original level of the actual paper. Both of these terms are used in offset and/or digital printing.

It’s basically done with a die and a cutter die. This would be a die and this would be the cutter die. These two things fit inside each other. The paper is actually squeezed between them and we apply heat.

The die is mounted on the platen and the cutter die is mounted on the offset platen and this machine basically sits there and opens and shuts. It is basically a clamshell type press.

Embossing is basically where you push the level of the image up above the original level of the paper so, embossing, another way to look at it will be as if you are walking along on the ground and all of a sudden you have to step up, that’s embossing.

Debossing would be when the cutter die actually pushes the image down below the original surface image on the paper. So, again, in uses of the terms, if you are walking along and all of a sudden fall in a hole, that’s debossing.

We do this by using dies. Again this is a die and this is a cutter die and that is what is going to raise or lower the image that we are using on the sheet. There are different materials that we can use for the dies. This is actually a brass die; this is by far the most durable, also the last longest. You are going to use this if you’re doing multilevel , if you are in a situation when you can be doing something over and over, or you have a long run. Brass would be the next level, and copper would be the next level down. It is less expensive, would not stand up to quite as many impressions but it is still a pretty durable type of die. The die that you can use for shorter run type things is a magnesium die. You are only going to be able to do a single level and it’s gonna be more like a one-use type of die.

You heard me talking about multilevel and single level: Multilevel would be if you are actually trying to do a 3D image, like if you are trying to embossed somebody’s face, you want the nose to be one level, cheeks to be another, ears to be another level so you can see that 3D effect. That’s multilevel. Single level would be if we are trying to emboss just a line of type, or a logo, and we are just trying to raise it up to one level.

We also use heat in conjunction with embossing and debossing. So, basically we can iron the texture of the paper out to get more contrast between the actual original level of the paper and the emboss or deboss level.

Talking about papers, there are a couple of types of paper that we would use: You have coated and uncoated and there are some considerations that you need to use in both those papers.

On coated, it has a clay coating. You are not going to be able to emboss quite as deeply. Basically, what it means is that before you actually come through that clay coating, you got to keep it to a lower level.

On uncoated paper you can emboss much deeper, you can do more multilevel type embossing, that kind of things, so you have a lot more flexibility on uncoated or textured type paper.

Hope this helps in understanding the differences between embossing and debossing as it applies in printing. If you need any more information, you can contact us via the form.

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promotional brain teasers in Dallas

Promotional Brain Teasers

At The Odee Company we present you with a full range of promotional giveaways that will fulfill all your needs. We will custom imprint the promotional puzzles of your choice, allowing you to surprise your customers with new and original giveaways.

Your customers or prospectives will remember your company while they having fun!

You can choose from a wide variety of brain teasers and you can customize them working with our professionals to pick the right type, color and company message to impress your customers. We offer the best prices so you can surprise your clients with an original promotional product that will keep them thinking and reminding them of your message.

Classics brain teasers puzzles (that also can be paperweight), cube shaped mazes that are a stress reliever too, or a slalom puzzle; are only some of the possibilities to take advantage of the potential of these kind of giveaways. A hit at conventions, tradeshows and events.

Please feel free to contact us and our team of professionals will help you choose the best promotional item according to your needs and the type of event in which you will be giving away our promotional brain teasers.

If you are interested in promotional puzzles, mazes, tricky triangles and other challenges, please contact us!. You will find a lot of high quality products following this link.

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Promotional Green Foam Finger

Green foam fingers are made of green durable foam, but you can also choose from ten different colors to get your promotional green foam finger or foam hands. You can pick from blue, green, navy blue, orange, pink, purple, red or yellow foam. And you can choose from 14 colors to imprint.

Whether you’re a school promoting your school mascot or looking for a company giveaway for a tradeshow, the foam finger is sure to be hit with fans.

The Odee Company’s foam fingers have a slit for your hand to go in like a glove. And they are perfectly customizable with your school mascot, business’ logo or company’s message. So you decide what you want written on your foam promotional product and we just do it!

We also offer you a wide selection of foam shapes and sizes. You can also select the mini foam fingers, which are more conservative, and don’t block others view of the game or event.

So, if you want everyone to have fun at your next event or school function,contact us for your next foam promotional products. We offer the best prices in Dallas, Tx and nationwide.

Foam fingers are a great, durable and affordable way of promoting your business or school activity, and our team of professionals is ready to help you with the best choice.

Please contact us and let us know your questions. Be sure to have your promotional foam product ready for your next event.

You can also access our database search page at our store at PromoPlace,  24/7/365 to help you come up with other ideas.

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Bindery

We have to be able to react to multiple projects that have to be out at the same time. Our bindery is state of the art with computerized cutters  and folders that insures a precise end to the finished product.

Our bindings include saddle stitching, perfect binding, plasticoil, wiro, comb, drilling and tape binding. We have automated punching for the plasticoil, wiro and comb binding that punches 50,000 sheets an hour to help insure that our bindery is as fast as our pressroom.

Take a look at our “Final Stage of a Printed Manual” video at YouTube (printing and binding training manuals for a Dallas corporate client):

How many different ways can you bind printed products? There are numerous ways you can bind manuals, books, calendars, guides, directories, catalogs, full color brochures and all other printed products.

Take a look at this article to learn more about different types of binding for printed products.

More info about book binding? See this article from Wikipedia.

Do you need bindery printing services? Use the form to contact us!

prepress services

Prepress the start of printing process

The best is digital. We believe in CreoScitex and our solution is to have both Computer to Plate, as well as, imagesetters. We have digital proofing and run the Brisque4 front end. Trapping is as good as it gets with CreoScitex’s Brisque4 and it’s ability to multitask and handle complex work in an incredibly fast manner.

We also have an Iris 43″ wide inkjet proofer that is used for imposition proofing, as well as,giving you a top quality ink jet proof for those times where cost is more of an issue than seeing the halftone dot.

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All of the above devices are ripped at the Brisque4 to insure the rip once plot many strategy to insure what you see on the proof is the same file that will be used to make the image on the film or plate.

Both our people and equipment are state of the art.

Foil Stamping

Foils are much more opaque than normal printing inks so they will usually cover anything they go over. There are two types of foil stamping:

 Flat foil stamping which involves using a die but no counter die. The foil is flat stamped. The art will be 2-dimensional.
 Combination Foil Stamp which involves using a die and a counter die that fits in the die.

On combo stamping the image is embossed or debossed to give a raised or lowered effect. The art here can be three dimensional and have multi levels in the die with elaborate detail.

There is one warning on foil stamping that we always try and convey. If the piece is to be run through a laser printer foil stamping is questionable.

While fairly rare the heat of the laser printer can loosen the foil to where it will come off in the printer.

This can mess up a printer pretty badly. If you are using a ink jet printer you are better off. One other note on foil stamping is you will not have as many color choices as on printing inks. Where there are thousands of printing ink colors you will be much more limited in your choice of foil colors to choose from in colors.

A video from one of ours foil stamping projects done in house:

If you have a need for Foil Stamping please contact us at The Odee Company. We have been doing it since 1923 and are very proud of our artisans.

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If you have a need for short run fast turn digital printing please contact us @ sales@odeecompany.com.

 

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Tradeshow Giveaways

Are you looking to promote your company via tradeshow giveaways? The Odee Company will help you!!

The Odee Company has 1000’s of products which can be logoed with your company’s name to make your product an unique and creative item. From stress balls, awareness bracelets, and bottled water to logoed food products, The Odee Company can make your tradeshow giveaway something that truly represents your company.

Our extense line of promotional products are an ideal choice for a company tradeshow, get your brand, logo or message noticed by thousands!

We provide a fast, clear way to find the most popular and desirable styles of contemporary promotional items available today.

Imprinted promotional items are an excellent way to advertise your business at a tradeshow! You can add your own artwork to promotional products. You can design promotional bags and imprinted backpacks as giveaways for your tradeshow in just minutes. Our team of experts is available seven days a week to help you. We want to assure you, you will receive your products in time and with the best prices and quality.

Let us help you make your next event a great success. If you can’t find the promotional product you are searching for on our site, please contact us and we will find the perfect item for your company.

Ball Pro Promotional Products

They supply us with premium gifts for golf, fishing, baseball, ping-pong and more! They also have all in one sport kits!!

They carry all of the best name brands in golf including, Titleist, Callaway, Nike, Wilson, TaylorMade, Bridgestone Golf, Dixon Earth, Pinnacle, Top-Flite, and Srixon at a great price.

They offer a quick turnaround and a great quality of imprint. Normal production time is 5-10 working days plus shipping time depending on the product. Production time begins when camera-ready art is received, a completed order is submitted, and credit has been established or payment received. Production days exclude weekends and holidays.

You can promote your company through a lot of sports: golf, baseball, soccer, rugby, basketball, fishing, swimming, tennis, hockey, etc.!

You campaing needs the most recognized brands behind your promotional products: Titleist, Callaway, Nike, TaylorMade, Bridgestone, Noodle, Pinnacle, FootJoy, Frogg Toggs, Pitchfix, Wilson, Srixon, Cobra/Puma, Skycaddie, Bushnell, Rapala, Baden, Rawlings.

If you are interested in Ball Pro Promotional Products, please contact us!

You will find a lot of high quality products from Ball Pro following this link.

If you need ideas for your own campaign here, you will find several useful case studies. Take advantage of these ideas!

Production time begins when camera-ready art is received, a completed order is submitted, and credit has been established or payment received. Then, it take us: 5 to 7 working days or approx. 3 working days for rush service

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Brochures printing services

Promotional brochures are one of the most cost effective ways of advertisement. There is no information that can not be placed on a brochure.

Custom brochures may vary in proportions, size, shape, number of pages; it allows you to differentiate the information, create riddles that are solved when you turn the page, or they can be just simple but informational pamphlets.

Printing brochures can have many pages and large format or can fit in a pocket. They can be square, round or any other shape you want. Brochures can be anything they need to promote your business or ideas.

Brochures can be printed in many different forms. You can use institutional brochures with specific information of your company or for educational pamphlets. Promotional flyers are smaller than brochures but printed in larger runs. Catalogs usually have more pages than normal brochures. Maps and tourist guides are also types of brochures.

When we design a brochure, The Odee Company uses all graphic methods and techniques and our vast technical experience. We want to make our customers’ lives as easy as we can. Full color brochures are perfect to present your products, business and information in an impressive, professional way.

We can mail your brochures to your clients and prospects and we have the best prices in town.

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Promotional Flyers

Full Color Printing

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If you have a need for short run fast turn digital printing please contact us @ sales@odeecompany.com.

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Manual Printing

You can print the most cost effective way as your business grows. Couple this with our Print One e-procurement software and you can order online through any internet web portal. This software is made for multi facility and multi user ordering while giving you full purchasing control and a reporting capability to track all inventory and uses from a department or user level.

The Odee Company gives you a multitude of binding options for your manuals. We can perfect bind either on demand or in larger quantities. If you are doing plasticoil, wiro, looseleaf, spiral, comb, tape binding we have the ability to help you no matter what level of quantities you need to help your business grow. Our punches can punch up to 50,000 sheets an hour and we have automated all processes to insure speedy delivery of your printed manuals.

We can provide several kinds of printed manuals:

  • User Manuals
  • Owner Manuals
  • Software Manuals
  • Hardware Manuals
  • How to Use Manuals
  • Trade Manuals
  • Technical Manuals
  • Industrial Manuals

Here, a video from a printing manual job for one of our corporate customers:

The Odee Company can help you in deciding which is the most cost effective way to produce your printed manuals for the needs you have today and as your business grows and changes. We have the best team and equipment to have your printed manuals produced in time, on budget and in a quality fashion.

We have a full prepress, press, bindery and finishing departments all under one roof. We do all of our own processes (printing, die cutting, binding, embossing, foil stamping, gluing) in house. Why is that important?

We then have control. Control over costs, turn time and quality. This is the only way to handle your printed products when your business is on the line. Trust The Odee Company for your printed manuals. Give us a call or contact us so we can be of assistance.


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Promotional #1 Foam Finger

Everyone loves them!

Make your staff or team feel like they’re #1 with the 16″ promotional #1 foam finger. 

We offer you a great variety of options for you to get your custom imprinted foam finger. You can choose any imprint to put on them like your school, business or organization’s logo or slogan and adopt colors from blue, yellow, gray, brown, red, green, purple, white, charcoal, teal or even orange foam. You can also choose the color of your printing from white, black, orange, blue, and red.

Our extensive selection of shapes allows you to pick from different models like foam fingers, foam hands, foam paws to resemble that of your team mascot, foam baseball gloves, foam hammers, all of them customizable. Silkscreen is the available method of choice for imprinting your logo or company name or choose the option of a full color heat transfer.

We are the best promotional products company in Dallas and we offer you the best prices and the widest selection of promotional products for you and your customers to enjoy. Promotional products like our promotional foam products help you extend your company brand and make your customers happy, and fulfill all your promotional needs.

So if you are organizing your next company or school event be sure to contact us to get your promotional foam product right away. Support your candidate, promote your business, show school spirit or favorite cause.

You can also access our database search page at our store at PromoPlace,  24/7/365 to help you come up with other ideas.

 

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Goes Borders / Legal Forms

Should you need samples of any particular form please call or email your request. Please limit your request to 5 forms.

All form purchases are final and we sell in 12, 25, 50 and packs of 100.

Some items are packaged separately in pads or books depending on the product.

Below you will find the list and pricing for each form. An order form has been supplied for you to order legal forms and Goes Borders. Please fill out the form and either fax or email to the address below.

We ship primarily UPS and try to ship same day if product is available for orders that we receive by 10AM.If we receive an order after 10AM we will ship the following day unless we are shipping next day air.

Email: Goes/Legal@odeecompany.com

Fax: 214-340-8526
800-486-8526

Voice: 214-340-0415
800-486-6333

 

 

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Common Poster Sizes

Other size posters are 18×24 and 16×20. Again, these are determined by paper sizes that are available to the printing companies. Most all of the above sizes are still printed on offset presses although with the popularity rise of the large format inkjet you can now get very small quantities done by doing inkjet. As a very general rule if you are doing 50 posters or less you should look at inkjet. If you are looking at higher quantities than that offset printing will quickly become less expensive.

The rise in digital printing has also made one other size become more and more popular. 11×17 can be printed on a digital press in small quantities to help promote localized markets in small 50-100 quantity increments. This size has become very popular in promoting events and bands and the size of the sheet is much easier to handle versus a large poster.

So if you are thinking about printing posters to promote your next event, put your artwork on or make a introduce a political candidate please contact The Odee Company. We have been in Dallas, Tx since 1923 and offer great service and the best prices in town.

We have a wide range of products available for you to choose from, so, if you can not find the one you were thinking of, feel free to contact us with all of your questions. You can also access our database search page 24/7/365 to help you come up with other ideas based upon the variables you enter into the system at our PromoPlace store.

Take a look at our video:

and you will see the production of contour cut WallFabs using re-positionable vinyl.

Do you need poster printing services? Please, use the form to Contact Us!