Express Color... who we are and what we are all about!  
Express Color

Family owned since 1948,
Express Color is your full service spot and full color printing resource. We’ve been successful for over 60 years because we listen to our clients – and we succeed in making happy customers.

Our Specialty...
We specialize in short to medium run, 4-color process and general commercial printing, for items such as brochures, sell sheets, catalogs, booklets, business cards, rack cards, instruction manuals and folding cartons. Depending on the product, your job will be turned around usually in 2-6 days from receipt of your print ready digital file. We love the small, high-quality jobs that the big printers hate.

Our Presses...
Our four and five color work is printed on a 5-color Heidelberg press for unbeatable quality. The 5th color unit is frequently used for a varnish or a PMS ink. Our one and two color general commercial printing is done on a Heidelberg 2-color press with perfector. This press is very competitively priced for 1 and 2-color high quality printing. We use only quality metal plates on ALL of our presses.

Multiple Proofing Options...
Depending on the product, we offer three different proofing options:

  • FREE PDF Proof - Fast and reliable! Shows your color breaks, allows you to check content and position and it’s all done via the internet.
  • FREE Black and White Fax - This option works well for low cost, simple jobs, so that you can check content and position.
  • Hard Copy Color Calibrated Proof - Color accurate proof which most closely represents the printing characteristics of your file. Hard copy color proofs are made on ICC calibrated devices and are nearly identical to the more expensive and time consuming traditional laminate proofs. All of our proofs are made prior to printing plates so corrections can be made without wasting costly materials.

Using Express Color is Economical...
After receiving your order, all work is printed on high quality paper, including recycled grades. Pricing includes plates, printing, completion of the bindery and FREE surface shipping, as per your instructions, in the 48 contiguous states.
• There is never an extra charge for bleeds.
• FREE surface shipping in the contiguous 48 states.

We Make it Easy to Order..
Download our order form, fill it out completely and submit it with your job. Our in-house prepress department supports Quark, InDesign, PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand and PDF files: Mac or PC platforms. See tabs above for handy pre-press tips to help expedite your order. We accept CDs and DVDs or, send your job via our FTP site, ­ Usually within 24 hours of your job’s arrival, our experienced staff will have a proof ready to send to you for inspection.

Express Color President, Wes Rogers

Call us, toll free at 1-800-388-8831 or locally in Portland, Oregon at 503-254-5537

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Call us toll-free at 1-800-388-8831 or 503-254-5537 locally in the Portland area,
or visit our shop at 8028 East Burnside Street, Portland OR 97215-1527