What Are Your Business Hours?

Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. We close for major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Where Is Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions Located?

Our Headquarters and printing facility is located at 5818 Rocky Point Drive in San Antonio, Texas, off DeZavala Road and Interstate 10.

Our mail and the sorting house is located at 614 Lanark Drive in Northeast San Antonio, just off I-410/I-35.

Why Should I Trust Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions?

Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions offers professional, high-quality printing services at an affordable price. We have more than 50 years of experience serving customers in South and Central Texas and are excited to be your partner for growth.

How Do I Obtain a Quote?

If you are an existing customer, contact your sales representative with your job specifications and they will respond with a quote. New customers may fill out the contact form to the right or call our offices during business hours, M-F and we would be thrilled to speak with you.

How Long Will It Take To Do My Job?

Production times for jobs vary greatly because there are a number of factors involved, such as complexity, quantity, bindery needed, the paper stock needed, ink coverage, shop workflow, and many more. For this reason, we do not list a flat turnaround time but ask that you work with your sales representative so they can weigh all these factors and quote you a realistic, accurate delivery date. We work to provide you with your completed project on or before quoted dates. No job is produced without approved proof, so be sure to take that into account when reviewing proofs and be sure to return them as soon as possible.

What Is The Difference between Digital and Offset Printing?

Offset printing uses CMYK four-color process and Pantone (PMS) ink matching to transfer your artwork onto paper. Offset printing is a high-quality and cost-effective solution for large volumes.
Digital printing uses dry toner to print in a four-color process (CMYK). It is much more economical for smaller volumes as there is no plate setup cost, and it has a much faster turnaround time because the ink does not need to dry. Digital printing also allows you to personalize your printed pieces individually with variable data.
As a general rule, offset printing is a better solution for large volumes and digital is a better solution for small volumes. However, there are situations where that might not hold true. Talk to your sales representative and work out what solution is right for you.

Can Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions Customize My Mailer?

Absolutely! Our digital department and graphic design team would be happy to merge your database with your artwork for personalized solutions that have been proven to be much more effective than standard mailings.

Why Does Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions Prefer Artwork Supply as a PDF?

Creating a PDF locks in fonts, pictures, and graphics, increasing the reliability of your artwork. Simply put, what you see is what you get when you create a high-resolution PDF that includes all the design elements. We also accept native files in a variety of formats. Discuss your needs with your sales representative.

What Resolution Do You Need For Files and Images?

We recommend 300 DPI for all finished file types except bitmaps, which should be supplied at 1200 DPI.
As for Images, we do not encourage you to make images 300 DPI (pixel stuffing), rather use them as close to full quality as possible, close crops or internet images will not serve well for printing. Use full-resolution native photo files or high-quality stock images for optimal print results.

What Is The Pantone® Matching System?

The Pantone® Matching System (PMS) is a color reproduction standard in which all colors across the spectrum are identified by a unique number. By using PMS, Thompson Print & Mailing Solution can precisely match colors and maintain color consistency for logos and brand marks across all printing processes.

Why Do The Printed Colors Look Different Than On My Monitor?

Printers and monitors product color in different ways. Monitors use the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color model, which supports a wider spectrum of color. Printers use the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) model, which can reproduce most (but not all) of the colors in the RGB color model. When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, you notice a color shift. Building documents in CMYK from the beginning will minimize color shifts and save you time and cost in prepress.

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