Traditional Offset Printing

Offset Printing

Traditional offset printing is the standard bearer of commercial print communications. For large runs, rich color, and exceptional image quality, there is no substitute! The letters Q-S-L stand for Quick Service Litho(graphy), the original and still primary method of mass-production print services.

The printing press is one of humanity’s greatest technological achievements. It’s invention marks the dawn of the era of mass communication. For centuries our histories, our ideologies, our very ways of life have been set, inked, and distributed for the masses. The technology has evolved over the years but the purpose remains the same – get your message out there! 

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Offset printing example of a catalog

Offset printing example of a catalog

Offset Printing Capabilities

We’re printing by the truck load. With three offset printing presses running two shifts a day, we get the job done. Our main press, a 6-color Heidelberg Speedmaster, handles sizes up to 28.5″ x 23″, provides in-line aqueous coatings, and can accommodate two Pantone colors in addition to the standard four color CMYK.

  • Print up to 28.5″ x 23″
  • Double-sided registration
  • In-line aqueous coating
  • In-line Soft Feel aqueous coating
  • Standard four color CMYK
  • Up to two additional spot colors
  • Contract color and imposition proofs


  • Calendars
  • Directories
  • Programs
  • Manuals
  • Rack cards
  • Brochures
  • Catalogs
  • Booklets
  • Stationery
  • Greeting cards
  • Postcards
  • Flyers
  • Product sheets


Offset print example of Oregon Magazine


Offset printing example of a Product Brochure

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Custom Finishes for Offset Printing

Print is physical, providing a tactile experience that reinforces the message. Touch connects the reader by engaging the senses. This is why print communication is so effective. Our coatings are designed to maximize that tactile experience, distinguishing your voice from the din.

Top Coats

  • In-line aqueous coating
  • In-line Soft Feel aqueous coating
  • UV coating
  • Laminating

offset printing example - Die-cut_mailer

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Offset Printing is Sustainable

printing is sustainable

Our offset printing presses use non-toxic water and soy based inks. All of our press plates and plastic fluid containers get recycled. Every element of a paper pallet is reused or recycled. Waste is reduced by ordering paper specific to each job and that paper is sourced from forest responsible vendors. We also offer a wide variety of recyclable and recycled content paper stocks. Click the button to learn how QSL pursues sustainability each and every day.


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Let’s Print Something Together!

Tell us about your printing needs. Send us an email or give us a call. We look forward to learning about your business.


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