Information About Our Printing & Process
Promote your message with ease by working with PGH Print Ship (formally Flower City Printmakers in Bloomfield.) We are a design, mom-and-pop print and shipping shop in Pittsburgh, PA, bringing our customers’ promotional ideas to life. Our goal is to mix the perfect potion of service, quality, and pricing. Whether you need promotional materials for your next advertising cycle or a new sign to showcase your business, the experts at our shop have earned the reputation of being the go-to reference with any “who’s-who” to give you the results you’re looking for. This landing page helps us connect to potential customers like you! You can review our official website to find much more information, including turnarounds, pricing, and order forms.
Owner and operator Josh Snider boasts 20 years of professional printmaking experience across an array of printing methods. Our in-house copy center features two top-of-the-line commercial quality production copiers with attached booklet-makers for hole punching, stapling, and bookbinding. Both machines have top-notch quality, and the resolution and colors are stunning. We have expanded our giclée and copier center capabilities and equipment! For fine art reproductions, we use three Canon Pro Series wide-format printers with capabilities of printing up to 60” wide. We also print simultaneously in RGB and CMYK color modes via our 12-color system. This advanced system produces rich and vivid colors that challenge any fine art or photography printer in the professional printing market. The range and depth of colors are sure to wow both the harshest critics and curators.
Regardless of the printing method, we aim to be forward-thinking about our materials, our equipment, and the effect they have on our environment. We use FSC-certified materials, recycled materials, or sustainably resourced materials whenever possible. Bulk offset printing is done with soy-based inks. Copier printing is done with either environmentally friendly wax-based toner or toner with a low melting point that helps minimize power requirements and helps reduce energy use. We reuse or recycle all of our incoming boxes, void fill, paper scraps, misprints, and empty ink cartridges. All of our printers are ENERGY STAR®-certified. Our fine art reproduction machines use aqueous water-based inks, so you can rest assured that each giclée print is archival and environmentally friendly.
Our in-house production machines allow us to print quickly, without any setup time or costs. Additionally, we have the necessary equipment to mail, trim, bind, score, perforate, fold, laminate, hole punch, and number. We also partner with other local print shops that specialize in a particular method that may cater specifically to your needs. We partner with large nationwide trade-only print houses (these are volume-based printing businesses that do not sell to the public) that give us wholesale pricing because we provide them with continuous work. We carefully vet who we partner with for their standards in printing and workplace environment before we’ll call their work our own. Because of these partnerships, we’re able to offer pricing that allows us to be competitive with nearly any printer or website you can find.
Regardless of whether your order is to promote your business or actually a work of art, we have been perfecting our craft for decades, and we're looking forward to working with you! We've built a full-service website that you can use to check to price and/or place your order. This is a landing page that helps us connect with our customers. To view our full-service website, please go to PghPrintShip.com and mention RevLocal so we know how you found us!
Fine Art Reproductions
Full-Service Copy Center and Signmaking