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Services

Customer Service

Any printing company can put ink on paper. What separates the quality printing companies from the others is the service and support behind the product. Our CSR’s will help you every step of the way to make sure your questions are answered and production goes as smoothly as possible.

Prepress

Paper

Cummings has a variety of different papers designed to meet the needs of publishers. From lightweight groundwood sheets to higher basis weight free sheets, Cummings will help you find the paper that addresses both your quality and cost issues. Please contact your sales or CSR with any questions on paper options.

Because the paper market can be very volatile in this ever-changing economic client, Cummings does its best to make sure we alert our clients to any pricing changes as soon as possible.

Spine, Creep & Belly Band Calculators

Digital Magazines

Cummings can create a digital version of your publication which can both complement your printed piece and open up additional advertising revenue streams.

Bindery

Our bindery department offers a variety of services including:

  • Perfect binding
  • Saddle stitching
  • Blow-ins
  • Tip-ons
  • Arpac
  • Drilling for catalogs and calendars
  • Shrink wrapping

Inserts Inventory Database
Supplied Inserts Specifications

Mailing

Cummings Printing was the past recipient of the Corporate Business Achievement Award from the United States Postal Service. This award was presented to Cummings at the National Postal Forum in Washington DC and is in recognition of our “innovation, teamwork, communication and customer satisfaction in partnership with the US Postal Service.”

Cummings has been proactive in its ability to offer a variety of strategic mailing options to our clients including co-mailing and destination drop shipping.
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Billing

In addition to checks, Cummings accepts a variety of payments methods including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, wire transfers, E-Check and ACH direct deposit.
Billing Forms and Credit Application

Additional Services

Digital Editions

Cummings can create a digital version of your publication which can both complement your printed piece and open up additional advertising revenue streams. Please contact us for a list of available options.

Gatefold Covers

Add a gatefold to your front or back cover to accommodate a double-page ad or just to give yourself some much needed space. Please refer to our Tech Notes or contact us for the proper dimensions for your publication.

Barn Door Covers

A barn door cover gives you a very unique ad position on your front cover which will attract a reader’s attention. Please refer to our Tech Notes or contact us for the proper dimensions for your publication.

Inserts

We can print a variety of inserts of varying sizes and shapes including gatefolds, double gatefolds, BRC’s, postcards and brochures. Please contact us for more information.

Gloss and Matte UV Coating

We can accentuate your covers with either a gloss or matte UV coating (full coverage only). Please contact us for samples.

Gloss, Matte, Satin Aqueous Coating

We can also offer the less expensive option of aqueous coating in a variety of textures. Please contact us for samples.

Soft Touch Aqueous Coating

This special type of aqueous coating will give your covers a velvet or suede-type feel that is unlike other types of coatings. Please contact us for samples.

Bellybanding

Bellybands are a great way to offer premier ad space to your advertising customers. Add a quality wrap to your publication that will immediately catch your reader’s attention. Please contact us for bellybanding specifications or for samples.

Tip-Ons

We can tip-on a variety of printed material including sales sheets, booklets and brochures. The tip-ons attach to the front or back of a printed form. The removable glue used allows your clients to easily remove the insert without damaging the publication. Please contact us for tip-on guidelines or samples.

Cover Tip-ons

We can add a single sheet tip-on to your front cover with removable glue. Please contact us for size specifications or for samples.

Cover Wraps

We can create a “fake cover” which binds around your actual cover. Please contact us for samples.

Blow-ins

Cards or inserts can be blown loose into your publication. Please contact us regarding size restrictions.

One and Three Hole Drilling

We can offer one and three hole drilling for publications such as calendars and catalogs that are inserted into binders. Please contact us for samples.

Polybagging

We can polybag and mail your publication in one production line. We can also insert a variety of collateral pieces into the polybag including sales sheets, brochures, catalogs and CD’s. In addition, inkjetting can be done directly on the polybag. Please contact us for any restrictions.

Inkjetting

We can inkjet mail directly on your publication including those with covers that are UV or aqueous coated. Please contact us for any restrictions.

In-line Arpac or Strapped Bundles

We can provide a low cost alternative to carton packing especially with copies going to distributors. Please contact us for more information.

Co-Mail/Destination Drop-Shipping

We can offer our clients of variety of strategic mailing options, all designed to lower postage costs and speed up delivery times. Please contact us to find out if your publication is a good candidate for any of these options.

Accreditations

Cummings Printing is proud to offer the benefits of the following accreditations:

  • SoySeal based on our use of soy inks
  • Full Service Mailer offering the intelligent mail barcode and all associated benefits