PRINT IS OUR PASSION
Our world is changing at a rapid pace and keeping up with all the marketing trends can be challenging. At USS Graphics, we believe that there is still a great need for commercial print products to ensure the success of any marketing campaign. We have devoted our time and expertise to developing our practices to make sure that we can offer quality, affordable print solutions to our clients.
USS Graphics is a national print production house with print factories located in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We service some of the country’s largest companies like Shoprite/Checkers, Clicks, Distell and more.
USS Graphics prides itself on the unique ability to produce all elements of your project in one location – this ability comes courtesy of what we call ‘Campaignability’. We take on full campaigns from beginning to end and clients are assured that projects are delivered on time. We have recently combined forces with creative agency, Blueberry Creatives, to assist our clients in bringing their ideas to life. This makes us one of the only production houses in the country to offer a full-circle print service to our clients, from concept to courier.
Ignite your ideas
CREATIVE DESIGN & PREPRESS
Your marketing concepts are important to us. That’s why we have invested in bringing design agency, Blueberry Creatives, on board to assist you in all of your campaign’s design requirements. Together with Blueberry we offer one of the most affordable agency rates in the country.
In addition, we have a talented team of designers that creates 3D renders of your structural designs before your artwork is applied to the final die-lines. We work closely with you to offer creative and convenient solutions.
Once you are satisfied with the design, our experienced pre-press department checks your print files to prepare them for final printing.
We facilitate designs from your own agencies through conventional file-receiving methods, and also through Connect ALL, an industry-leading automatic pre-flight correcter. With this system, pre-flighting errors can be fixed in minutes.
Suitable for small and large print runs.
Small- to large-format flexible reel-to-reel up to 3200mm wide and flatbed printing up to 2000mm X 3000mm – both available with a white option. Double-sided print with perfect register capability, while LED printing allows for use of even the thinnest substrates. Small format variable data printability complements our Litho division.
Suitable for large print runs.
Small- to large-format litho sheet-fed full colour printing and varnishing on a variety of substrates including board and vinyl up to a maximum size of 1200mm X 1600mm.
Suitable for large print runs containing wide areas of solid colour.
Small- to large-format screen print up to 1500mm X 5000mm and fully automated multi-colour printing up to 2200mm X 3200mm on rigid and flexible substrates. UV and conventional screen inks available allowing for most substrates to be used.
Choose your surface
WIDE RANGE OF SUBSTRATES AVAILABLE
We print on a wide variety of popular and rigid substrates like paper, wood, board, vinyl, acrylic, PVC & textiles.
Finished to perfection
Our finishing division is a full-service in-house facility offering multiple forms of finishing including drilling, eyeletting, automated mounting, foiling, embossing, hand finishing, make-up, saddle stitching and zone mounting.
Delivered to any location
STORAGE, PACKAGE & DELIVERY
At the end of the line we have a large division that is responsible for carefully packing, kitting, shrink wrapping and labeling your print job to be despatched to your desired location, national or international.
We’ll set it up
We don’t just print and deliver your print job but assist in the application and installation at your location. This includes indoor and outdoor installations and vehicle wraps or decal applications.
At USS Graphics, we go to great lengths to use the latest technology to speed up our systems. Our pre-press system, Connect ALL, can detect and fix any pre-flight errors saving valuable time in the production process.
Our national colour management system ensures that the correct colours are printed across all printing processes.
Tharstern is a quoting and production management system that we have implemented to assist us in compiling quotations quickly and tracking in-house processes.
Reporting systems are put in place to give you the opportunity to track your order from production to despatch.
Our clients are important to us and we are fortunate to work with some of the leading companies in South Africa. We output various sizes of print jobs in thousands of units annually and print on a wide range of rigid and flexible substrates. We are proud of the part we play in bringing their national campaigns to life.
“Connect ALL” offers you the unique ability to create, pre-flight and correct PDF files to their specific minimum requirements. Working directly on your desktop, this app gives you the power of Pitstop Server with USS Graphics pre-flight, PDF creation and action lists embedded.
Your files are pre-flighted, corrected and automatically uploaded to our workflow. This technology is supported by market leader Enfocus Pitstop Professional and enables you to have your files refined to print industry standards without having to purchase the expensive software.
A user friendly report will be available to view on your desktop showing errors and/or corrections automatically done before sending. Connect ALL ensures consistent print ready PDF files are sent to USS Graphics. This speeds up production and improves reliability of files received. The Connector can be downloaded below and will automatically update.
SPEAK TO OUR PEOPLE
Start your new campaign with USS. Get in touch and a sales representative will contact you shortly. Alternatively, drop in for a visit.
+27 (0) 21 505 2200