11 Lawrence Circle – Middletown, NJ
New Jersey 07748 – 732.671.8222


Using colors in addition to CMYK, inluding orange, green, and violet for color accuracy and to make your art stand out!

Wider color gamut produces better, more vibrant images.

The Best Value For Those Bigger Print Runs
If your need is for large quantity, quality offset printing, Riverside Prints can handle that too.

Brochures, catalogs, corporate reports and other print orders can benefit from our Best Value printing. Let us  provide you with a no-obligation quote on your next offset print job.

Poster printing, Business card printing.


Wide Format Scans, Print, Lamination and Mounting
Whether it’s high quality color scans or wide format scans for output of digital files we have the technology and expertise to provide unmatched quality. Printing of posters, POP signs, exhibit displays, canvas, vinyl, fabric, fine art, backlit signage, and maps are a few of the items we offer. Mounting and laminating on foamcore, gatorboard, PVC board (sintra), up to 1” thick. We can have your image mounted.

Design online business cardsShort Run Digital Printing of Cards, Flyers, Brochures
Using high quality color digital printing we can offer quick turn short runs of up to 500 pcs on business cards, brochures, flyers, manuals, and much more, with folding and saddle stitch capability. We also offer 13” x 36” output for low cost banners for all of your advertising requirements.

High Resolution Film Output, Graphic Design, Typesetting, Prepress and Scanning
If you are a packaging, label printing, silk screener or one of many other industries that require film output we can help. With our ability to provide line screen 55, 85, 133, 150 and 175 LPI we have you covered. We also provide FREE preflighting of your files. Riverside Prints also offers typesetting and graphic design services to meet your most demanding requirements.


Riverside Prints’ owner/operator has over 60 years in the Print Industry with a strong reputation in the field and has been servicing thousands of clients and high end user clientele, mainly here in New Jersey, for all of their printing needs. We offer a wide range of Process Color Offset Printing and Digital Inkjet including Graphic Arts, Design and Typography. Signage, Posters, Banners, Exhibit Displays and a whole lot more.

There are many different types of printing and we can assist you with which printing method is most suited to your particular project. Within this article we are going to briefly discuss the most popular types of printing, giving you a bit more understanding of each method.

Please Scroll down and see our Section: Types of Printing.

Newest: 64-inch Epson Sure Color Giclee and outdoor signage printer. Epson Ultra Chrome® GS3 solvent ink for outstanding print quality, durability, and media compatibility. When combined with an all-new precision media feeding system and a high-performance Precision Core® TFP print head, our inkjet printer is capable of producing very high quality vinyl banners and signs; canvas and artist paper prints — and much more!

Now here is the Most Popular 21st Century Technology in producing the Ultimate in Fine Quality

Printing Four 4 Color Process Offset Printing:

Four color process printing uses the subtractive primary ink colors of cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow plus black ink. This is abbreviated as CMYK or 4C. CMYK is the most widely used offset and digital color printing process.
Cyan, magenta, and yellow are the subtractive primaries used in process color printing

Subtractive Primary Ink Colors by Definition: Cyan (blue), Magenta (red) , and Yellow ink colors used in four-color process printing (along with black) are known as the subtractive primaries.

While the three additive primaries of red, green, and blue combine into white light, mixing two of the additive primaries results in one of the subtractive primaries (for example, red + blue produces magenta). Combining two of the subtractive primaries results in one of the additive primaries (for example, cyan + yellow produces green).

A pure black ink is usually used with CMY for printing purposes. Mixing all three of the subtractive primaries results in a murky black-like color. Inkjet printer users may be familiar with this black. On some printers when the black ink cartridge runs out, the printer will allow you to continue printing black by mixing the remaining CMY ink colors.
Also Known As: CMY | printing primaries | process colors | printers primaries

The “K” in CMYK stands for key since in four-color printing cyan, magenta, and yellow printing plates are carefully keyed or aligned with the key of the black key plate .

The CMYK model works by partially or entirely masking colors on a lighter, usually white, background. The ink reduces the light that would otherwise be reflected. Such a model is called subtractive because inks “subtract” brightness from white.

In additive color models such as RGB , white is the “additive” combination of all primary colored lights, while black is the absence of light. In the CMYK model, it is the opposite: white is the natural color of the paper or other background, while black results from a full combination of colored inks. To save money on ink, and to produce deeper black tones, unsaturated and dark colors are produced by using black ink instead of the combination of cyan, magenta and yellow.

High Fidelity Color Printing:

High fidelity color printing refers to color printing beyond just the four process colors of CMYK. Adding additional ink colors results in crisper, more colorful images or allows for more special effects. There are several ways to achieve more vibrant colors or a greater range of colors.
In general, conventional offset printing is more time-consuming than digital printing. With offset printing, separate printing plates must be prepared for each color of ink. It is best suited to large runs. Digital printing can be more economical for shorter runs. Whichever method you use, the more ink colors the greater the time and expense usually. As with any printing job, always talk to Riverside Prints customer service printing experts and acquire affordable quotes.

4 Color plus Spot:

One way of extending the options available for color printing is to use the four process colors along with one or more spot colors — premixed inks of a specific color including metallics and fluorescents. This spot color may not be a color at all. It could be an over print varnish such as an Aqueous Coating used for special effects. This is a good option when you need full color photos but also need precise color matching of a company logo or another image with a very specific color that may be hard to reproduce with CMYK alone.

10 Color Dark/Light: This eleven color digital color printing process uses CMYK inks plus a lighter shade of cyan (LC) and magenta (LM) to create more photo-realistic images.

In addition to CMYK, LC, and LM this process adds 2 blacks, Light Black and Light Light Black (LK and LLK) for even more photo-realism, less graininess, and smoother gradients.

Beyond CMYK:

Before preparing a print project for 10 color process printing please speak with one of our printing customer service experts. Not all printers offer 10 Color process printing or may only offer specific types of digital and/or offset color printing. Additionally, we can tell you how best to handle color separations and other prepress tasks when preparing files.

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Glossary: Types of Printing.
The most popular printing process used by most printers is Offset Lithography. This is a method where ink is used economically and set up time for the press is limited. This process is where ink is offset from metal plates to a rubber cylinder onto the paper. It is an affordable and most common method of printing.

Digital Inkjet Printing is a new and extremely effective form of printing. This form of printing eliminates the use of film and plates, and sends a digital file directly from a computer to the press. Digital printing is relatively fast compared to other printing methods, making it a convenient method for meeting deadlines and time restraints.

One of the first and original printing methods is the Letterpress, which was developed by Gutenberg in 1440. This is where relief printing was first developed; the printed image is slightly raised from the surface of the plate, similar to a rubber stamp. This is a process performed by fewer printers as new technology takes over the printing world.

For the sharpest image, Engraving is a printing method where the image feels indented or raised. This type of printing process is used for fine or expensive stationery, such as Law Firm letterheads etc.

Thermography is a process which produces a raised image. This is a special powder or dust which adheres to wet ink. Then heat is applied, which makes the powder and the ink fuse to form a raised surface. This method is effective for stationery.

Reprographics is a general term which includes copying and duplicating. Most, if not all, printing companies offer a reprographics service, where they can take your original file or document and make duplicates of them.

Silk Screen printing is a process where ink is forced through a silk screen. This is often used on non – flat goods e.g. clothing, mugs, etc. This is a popular method for large – scale billboards and signage.

Flexography is a printing process used for packaging products. This process uses rubber plates with printed areas raised in relief. The plates are flexible making printing on many different materials possible, eg plastic bags, bottle labels, cardboard boxes, etc.

Rotogravure: Gravure printing is an expensive high quality printing process which uses copper plates. This process is commonly used to print high quality large volume materials such as magazines, newspaper, catalogs and more.