The Castle Press serves the printing needs of organizations in many industries. Founded in 1931 as a printer of fine limited-edition books, it has grown into a commercial printing company widely recognized for the meticulous attention it devotes to the quality of its products—and for the flexibility and speed its leading-edge technologies allow.
Whether printing from your uploaded PDF, or creating a design using our "design-online" feature, your printing project will be done right and on-time. Located in Anaheim, California, Castle Press is your one-stop printer with marketing ideas, design, printing, bindery, mailing and order fulfillment. Ask us about our Cross-Media Marketing programs that can help improve your bottom line.
Castle Press is a Single Source Supplier
Castle Press is a full service printing and communications company. The plant operates 6-days a week providing customers a wide range of services and communication products. Each client company has their own consultant and customer service representative.
Production services at the Castle Press:
Personalized direct mail appeals
These typically include a personalized letter, informational brochure, and a reply device. We match the mailing envelope to the letters, and double check for accuracy.
Brochures, booklets and catalogs
These are informational items typically about a specific department or program, annual reports, listing of classes, or a regular publication.
Full in-house bindery
Bindery services include saddle stitching, perfect binding, die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, and a folder gluer machine specifically for pocket folders. We can insert, address, and apply stamps for pieces that mail. We have a buckle folder that can accommodate a 28 x 40 sheet size.
In addition to the bindery equipment, we offer a myriad of custom hand services for those jobs that take extra finesse, like collating inserts into a pocket folder, assembling a 3-ring binder, shrink wrapping, and individually boxing commemorative items.
CD/DVD and Thumb Drive printing and duplication
We can duplicate up to 6 discs at a time, with our two semi autonomous robotic fed CD burners. We have one CD printing station which produces full color direct disc printing, it’s fast and efficient.
Online digital file storage and asset management
Digital file asset management allows clients to upload, organize, and utilize their vast resources of art files. The files can be globally accessed by anyone on the creative team from any computer with an internet connection. It is a great back-up and archive solution.
Lettershop and mailing services
Letters are a common way to communicate with constituents to inform them of news and opportunities. By printing the shells in color, we can imprint variable data on our digital press giving the job a big pop. We have a small folder that is ideal for letters, with an insertion machine for standard # 10 envelopes. All mailing lists are checked against the National Change of Address Service to reduce mailings to bad addresses, and a proof of the address block is provided. We require clients to sign off on this proof before mailing. Addressing services are completed on our ink-jet or Bryce machine. We offer letter matching services and hand insertion for jobs that need special finesse. Castle Press is very adept at preparing the mailings by abiding by USPS bundling and palletizing the mailing items, as well as presorting mail into trays.
Mail list development
Mailing lists are developed based on demographic or psychographic criteria. Client house customer lists can be profiled to determine best target markets. When both house and purchased lists are combined, duplicate names are removed and addresses are checked for mail deliverability.
Individuals are more apt to respond when an item appeals to them personally. Variable Data mailing is one of the most technologically advanced marketing techniques, and Castle Press has several options available, from postcards, letters, even complicated brochures and glue-fold all-in-one-remits. Full color or a single color. Sizes range up to 12 x 18.
Online Services Provided
Castle Press develops and maintains all of the Company Stores that we host. The advantage is that costs are low and response to questions is immediate. If there is a question, your internal client can call the Castle Press person handling that website using that client’s unique telephone number.
Online Company Store ordering systems
A online Company Store reduces the cost of acquisition, cost of product, and turn around time, while maintaining your organization’s established graphic standards. Castle Press Web Development Department prepares a secure web site that hosts your required templates. Members of your organization can register and login. Items are selected, information is input and an online proof is prepared, approved, and orders are placed. This is accomplished in just a few minutes and without having to leave your desk. Costs are reduced because of standardized products. Templates are developed to handle different information requirements. Templates, once approved, eliminate cost of redesign. Information is input and a proof is created. If there is a mistake, a correction can immediately be made and a new proof created, all online. Printing costs are reduced because orders are combined for greater efficiency through automated processes, which eliminate unneeded production steps. Production turnaround time is reduced because of planned batched processing. Each Company Store has a specific order cutoff and printing day of the week. Approval of the order can require a supervisor approval. Payment can be made using a credit card or a required purchase order.
The file transfer link (top of this page) allows you to upload through your browser, which is the preferred method. Your files drop directly into our server and can be worked on immediately by our Prepress personnel. Files can also be uploaded using FTP.
The Go Green link is very important to Castle Press, as we are continually striving to reduce printing’s impact on the environment. We want to share our efforts with you, and help you green your projects. We have a list of FSC® recycled papers that are readily available.
Castle Press can obtain mailing lists based on demographics, geographic region, lifestyle, purchasing behavior, business size, or SIC code. The lists range in size from a small highly targeted mailing, to a broader scope. Your list preferences are dependent upon the mailing project’s objectives.
Additional online services
We have links to standard specifications for stationery and envelopes, postal rates and state postal abbreviations, as well as marketing, printing and design tips. We also offer free, downloadable templates and storyboards for brochures, postcards, newsletters and more.
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