Offset Printing NYC

Fast Offset Printing, Done Right Here in NYC

When you have a large printing job, offset printing is often the best way to get a good result. Thomas Group Printing has been operating in NYC since 1912, and while offset or lithographic printing has been around even longer, it remains a great choice for high-quality, sharp printing at large volumes. 

Why Offset Printing?

Instead of digital printing, which is perfect for smaller projects, offset lets us run thousands of pages in one printing. Plus, it makes large print runs much more affordable, since it becomes cheaper as you print more. There is an initial cost always associated with creating printing plates and setting up an offset press, but that cost spreads out over the number of prints made. Once you reach a certain volume — which will vary depending on the nature of the product and the complexity of the print — costs go down sharply in comparison to digital printing, which will typically cost the same for the thousandth print as it does for the first one. 

An offset printing job coming off of the press.

An offset printing job coming off of the press.

 

Offset Printing Process

The process, sometimes called lithography, works by transferring the image to be printed directly onto a printing plate from the image file. This method is called direct-to-plate or computer-to-plate offset printing, in contrast to the older method of developing film negatives with the images, then transferring the negatives to plate. The plates are typically separated into CMYK colors, or can be just done in black. That means we’d prefer to receive your image files for offset jobs in CMYK format as well — get in touch with our press team for details.

From the printing plates, it’s transferred to a flexible rubber sheet on the press, which then rolls ink onto the paper to create the image. It may sound complex, but it produces clear, defined images at high volume and speed in a way that digital printing can’t match, and modern methods of offset printing now rival digital printing in flexibility and precision. 

 

Products That Work With Offset Printing

Offset printing can be used for any job needing a high volume of print products. That can include reports, catalogs, magazines, posters, and even books. Any order that’s higher than 10,000 pieces or so is a great candidate for using offset printing. We often use offset printing for annual reports, brochures, booklets, and other large jobs. 

The large paper sheets used in this printing process also mean our customers aren’t limited by size when they need larger products done. We can print full color, spot color and even add coatings to protect the quality of the final product, and many paper choices are available. 

Finishing options after the prints come off the press can be customized to your needs, such as saddle-stitching a booklet, folding a brochure, or binding a report. There’s more information about our binding offerings available here

 

Examples of Offset Printing Projects We’ve Done:

We Deliver Quality Offset Jobs Fast

With many offset printing companies, you have to schedule work far in advance, and can’t expect a short turnaround time. Thomas Group Printing is different. Our Manhattan location allows us to deliver faster to NYC print clients and make good on our quick-turnaround promises. The quality produced in offset printing is also noticeably high, with clean lines and bright colors carefully rendered.

 

How We Work

Thomas Group Printing is a fourth-generation, family-owned company serving all five boroughs of NYC with a wide range of commercial printing services. We pride ourselves on quality and speed, and focus on good service. Thomas Group Printing offers messenger delivery anywhere in NYC and fast shipping nationwide for our customers’ convenience.

For a fast, friendly quote for offset printing in NYC, or if you’d like to discuss whether offset printing would fit your project well, contact us at (212) 947-6400, or through the form below.

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Sanghee Han
Sanghee Han
00:19 07 Oct 20
Great working with Thomas Group Printing. They're very communicative throughout the whole process from start of the packaging project to post-production, and it's very clear they care about quality of work. We were able to meet a tight deadline thanks to Rory and team. Thank you!
Hannah Rosenthal
Hannah Rosenthal
15:10 01 Oct 20
Very easy and pleasant to work with, especially facing a quick turnaround time.
Isabelle Tietbohl
Isabelle Tietbohl
19:30 22 Sep 20
Thomas Group Printing is incredibly professional and the execution of their design is really top tier. They worked with our designers to ensure that a continuous image for the front and back cover would read well in print. They're so easy to work with, and were even able to make last minute changes for us. Best value printing I've experienced in New York- delivering really high-quality print jobs with incredible turn-around times. Very willing and able to make tough deadlines, and
Jimmy Lowery Jr.
Jimmy Lowery Jr.
19:30 18 Sep 20
Thomas Group Printing has been the most helpful and convenient printing service our company has ever worked with!! They helped us bring to life a high-quality print magazine that was delivered on-time and on-budget. They worked with us at every step of the way to ensure that we were taken care of and informed of the full printing production. If you are looking for a professional, reliable, and efficient printing service, I would highly recommend Thomas Group Printing.
sophia kalinowska
sophia kalinowska
01:59 15 Sep 20
Thomas Group Printing has impressed me soooo much. My project came out even better than I imagined! I was totally new to this whole process, and Rory was so patient with me and as helpful as possible. I will be coming back here for sure to print my next zine!
Justyna Krygowska
Justyna Krygowska
02:29 13 Aug 20
I would highly recommend Thomas Group Printing. I recently worked with TGP on an annual appeal mailing. They were patient, professional, and helped me produce a high-quality mailer that was affective, delivered on time,and within budget.
Everyday Oil
Everyday Oil
19:04 02 Jul 20
Great experience working with Thomas Group - very responsive, affordable, good quality. Thank you!
Christine Huey
Christine Huey
16:12 12 Mar 20
fast and easy to work with!
Audrey Lee
Audrey Lee
17:00 03 Mar 20
Absolutely the best! Rory & Glen answer all the questions I have and manage to work around my timeframe and last minute edits. Also, the color matching is top notch! I can always count on them!
Sara Glick
Sara Glick
22:44 25 Feb 20
Thomas Group Printing has gone above and beyond for me, always delivering the best printing in town. I have used them several times and highly recommend them for small and large jobs. I really appreciate that they are a family business and do such high quality work. They are my secret weapon.
Lauren Coons
Lauren Coons
18:54 11 Feb 20
The Thomas Group was able to print our programs for us on a VERY tight deadline and they were PERFECT!! They were super helpful and responsive with me for any issues or errors that were in my file, and really went above-and-beyond to make sure that my programs would be printed and delivered on time! I will definitely be using them in the future!
Pasang Sherpa
Pasang Sherpa
13:02 04 Feb 20
Risa Wallberg
Risa Wallberg
17:06 30 Jan 20
Good, courteous customer service. They supplied quotes and print job was timely and perfect.
Stephanie Arevalo
Stephanie Arevalo
17:56 17 Jan 20
Our organization's go-to printer service. Fast turnaround, reliable, and better priced than most in the city. Highly recommend!
Olivia Ries
Olivia Ries
21:41 16 Jan 20
Great service and best pricing for amazing quality! Was looking to change print companies for a while now and TGP delivered. Rory was really helpful through the whole process and got our finished product to us quickly!
Julia Delaney
Julia Delaney
18:36 13 Jan 20
Love love love everything about Thomas Group. Turned around hundreds of calendars for me super quickly–– really helpful and communicative. High quality at a great price. Rory is also amazing. Can't say enough good things about my experience working with them.
Tim Jones
Tim Jones
14:35 09 Jan 20
We needed calendars made for a charity project my company was putting together, and now I'm confident we'll never need to look elsewhere when we do this again. Rory was immensely helpful every step of the way. As someone who really had no idea what I was asking for on a technical level, they were able to explain every detail to me in simple terms and we couldn't be more thrilled with the finished product! I could not recommend Thomas Group Printing any higher and I look forward to doing business with them again soon.
belinda ung
belinda ung
18:54 10 Dec 19
My team and I worked with Rory for the first time on a large day-of printing job. He was extremely responsive, friendly, and super accommodating in delivering our prints to us in person. We were very happy with how the prints turned out and would highly recommend to anyone!
Sasha Rezvina
Sasha Rezvina
20:11 21 Nov 19
Thomas Group turned around really high-quality books very quickly (in under a week). He was highly communicative about what was needed and when. I'd strongly recommend this printing service.
Emily Horn
Emily Horn
19:55 21 Nov 19
We have worked with Thomas Group Printing for a few years now and are so happy with the work they have done. The final product always looks beautiful and they work with us on our (small business) deadlines (aka always last minute.) It is always an incredibly professional experience and we highly recommend them to anyone that has printing needs.
Eric Zimmer
Eric Zimmer
15:42 17 Oct 19
This place is amazing! I worked with Rory for a massive print job at my job and he was extremely professional, knowledgable, accommodating and responsive. Excellent quality, timely service, and just a great experience all around. Highly recommend Thomas Group Printing if you need something done well!
African Voices
African Voices
10:10 11 Sep 19
The Thomas Group was excellent to work with and made our print job simple and seamless from start to finish. African Voices literary magazine has been publishing for 27 years and the Thomas Group lived up to our expectations delivering a quality print job to our satisfied subscribers! Cheers to Rory Thomas for your service and dedication to publishing!
Mandy Sa
Mandy Sa
16:52 09 Aug 19
We've been working with these guys for a couple of years and have no plans of changing print agencies. They're super responsive and produce quality results all the time. From simple postcards, to full books, to delicate tissue paper - they do everything. Very easy to work with and they probably have one of the most competitive prices in NYC.
Kelsey Lim
Kelsey Lim
23:04 10 Jul 19
From the start of my project to after its completion, Thomas Group Printing impressed me every step of the way. They were able to complete my project on a very tight timeline, and I was so happy with not only the final product, but also the level of communication and customer service they provided. I will definitely be using them for projects in the future!
Brit Ashcraft
Brit Ashcraft
20:23 13 Jun 19
Love working with Thomas Group. I have worked with them multiple times and just wrapped up a book and postcard project with them – they are gorgeous. The print quality for the images was the best we've ever achieved. Both pieces went over well with everyone, but the book stood out and our COO even took it and used it as an example to the whole company for what a premium marketing material is and how valuable it is to the organization. They are lovely to work and always flexible and helpful.
Meaghan McFarland
Meaghan McFarland
17:59 03 Jun 19
We had a great experience working with Thomas Group Printing! We ordered 200+ 11x17 spiral-bound copies of a white paper/research study that we release every year. The paper quality, color printing, and binding options were great. Originally, we had contacted 10-20 different printers to find the right fit for us and the TGP was the best option. Their customer service was also lovely - Rory followed-up regularly, was patient as we made various decisions about binding and quantity, and helped us create an amazing piece that we are proud of.
Hyland Murphy
Hyland Murphy
15:06 15 Apr 19
Rory and team did an amazing job with our printing. They were so fast and were more than capable of delivering on my nearly impossible deadline. Everything turned out beautifully as well.
Leigh Moose
Leigh Moose
15:58 01 Mar 19
Cannot imagine a more positive experience! They walked me through the whole process and delivered quickly!! Customer service is TOP NOTCH!!
Margot Bird
Margot Bird
19:07 28 Feb 19
Everyone was incredibly helpful in a complicated project that other printers wouldn't touch!
Tiana Tenet
Tiana Tenet
18:12 27 Feb 19
Rory & his team just make it happen! We had a really tight deadline and they were incredibly flexible and communicative throughout the process. Not to mention -- the print is amazing!! The quality & feel is exactly what we were aiming for!
Vanessa Anderson
Vanessa Anderson
04:11 27 Feb 19
Working with Thomas Group is always a pleasure! They are receptive to all client needs and feedback, not to mention they are total rockstars when it comes to being timely and professional. My team worked closely with Thomas Group to produce a zine and all of our hard work was represented beautifully in the final product. I would absolutely work with them again and highly recommend !
Tessa Lechleider
Tessa Lechleider
03:47 27 Feb 19
Thomas Group goes above and beyond to make your product special. Rory and his team worked tirelessly to print my zines as fast as they could and worked in a very short 3 day time frame. They are rockstars and I couldn't be happier with the entire experience- customer service, friendly people, great products.
Jill Donenfeld
Jill Donenfeld
02:28 27 Feb 19
Best customer service + most beautiful printing job. Look no further. They are the best and they are the sweetest. We printed an 84 page zine with them and it turned out so beautifully -- don't go anywhere else for this kind of work.
Tara Mohtadi
Tara Mohtadi
19:47 23 Jan 19
We are a small design firm, and just started using the Thomas Group a few months ago, after some disappointing results with our longtime printers. We couldn't be happier with our switch to the Thomas Group. Rory and Glen are extremely communicative and accommodating, and are able to work quickly on tight deadlines, while keeping a very high level of quality. We are excited to continue our relationship with them, and would recommend them to anyone.
Jenya Beilin
Jenya Beilin
05:18 15 Jan 19
I had an urgent request to print brochures for a conference, and Rory and his team were super fast responding over emails to accommodate my request.Not only Rory printed the brochures within couple of hours, they did the extra mile and delivered those to the hotel I was staying in.The brochures came out exactly what I was expecting.Next time I need a printing service, this is the place for sure.
Giuliana Rank
Giuliana Rank
21:19 08 Jan 19
Will Ventura
Will Ventura
20:09 18 Dec 18
Rory couldn't have been nicer. They did a good job with our prints. I recommend.
Royce Caitlin Wick
Royce Caitlin Wick
21:07 04 Dec 18
The Thomas Group has been an absolute pleasure to work with! They meet all my needs and are able to help out in an emergency. Highly recommend!
Becky Manfredi
Becky Manfredi
14:03 30 Nov 18
Great quality and very fast turnaround times! The team is super helpful, responsive and very easy to work with. I will definitely be using them again in the future! Very happy with the quality of the prints and mounted posters we received 🙂
Jeffrey Ginsburg
Jeffrey Ginsburg
00:08 20 Nov 18
Printing is a tough business. A lot can go wrong. I know, I have been part of this industry for the better part of 40 years. I have worked with The Thomas Group for 22 of those years and can honestly say they are the most reliable, customer-centric, quality conscious printer there is. Their pricing and turnaround are second to none. And most importantly, they will NEVER let you down.
Jim Cancelliere
Jim Cancelliere
14:46 19 Nov 18
alex spacher
alex spacher
22:20 16 Nov 18
We have been working with the Thomas Group now for a year at the Natural Resources Defense Counsil. Every project turns out perfect. From the smallest digitally printed asset to full offset printing of our annual report the team there is reliable, professional and a real joy. I can’t recommend a better printer. These guys are the best! Thank you Glen, Jamie, Rory and team TG!Best,A
Maria Rovira-McCune
Maria Rovira-McCune
21:25 16 Nov 18
The Thomas Group is excellent! The care they introduce to the work they do is outstanding; they make sure to communicate with their client frequently and are very accommodating regarding all aspects of the printing process. They work with excellent quality materials and produce top notch quality results. I would highly recommend them for any printing projects, particularly those that carry a large stake in ensuring a high quality end product. They are amazing!
Reagan Swaine
Reagan Swaine
19:39 08 Nov 18
We've been using Thomas Group Printing for our projects for the last couple of years. They are fantastic. They are very prompt and professional in communication and are honest about time frames and their capabilities. I've worked directly with a number of their staff and have always had a great experience. Rory is always so helpful! Beautiful, quality work. Highly recommend!
William THEISEN
William THEISEN
15:34 01 Nov 18
really great experience working with Thomas Group Printing. Fast turn around, professional, and responsive. I would definitely recommend them!
Heath Wagoner
Heath Wagoner
16:26 24 Oct 18
Super and very professional! Will always recommend.
Ren Coda
Ren Coda
13:52 17 Oct 18
An amazing company run by incredibly talented people. I'm a Brand Designer for Hall & Partners and our company loves working with the Thomas Group. They're on time with all deadlines and go the extra mile for you with high quality printing. 100% recommendation.
Katie Candiotti
Katie Candiotti
13:22 16 Oct 18
Enterprise Connect Events Team
Enterprise Connect Events Team
15:50 15 Oct 18
I can not say enough great things out about this printer. A level of service I would have never expected in NYC. We had a rush project that required in live proofs (delivered to my hotel) and print in under 6 hours. Program guides, name badges and event tickets. Not only did they get it done but it was beautiful, top quality and delivered! I've been in the event production business for 10+ years and The Thomas Group was the #1 printing experience I've had while onsite.Becca DungeyGlobal Director of Events and Programs

Products Commonly Printed in Offset

Offset printing works especially well for large runs of materials. To learn more about products we commonly print in offset, click any of the project types below. Is the project you have in mind not listed? Just send a note to one of our print specialists and we’ll be happy to guide you towards the best way to print your project. 

Annual Reports

An impactful annual report can showcase your company’s strengths and share the story of where you’ve come from & where you’re going. Let us help you produce a document that you’ll be proud to share with stakeholders and employees.

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Books

For large runs of books with quantities exceeding 2,500, offset printing produces an end-product that’s flawlessly printed and cheaper per piece than printing digitally. 

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Catalogs

When you need a large quantity of catalogs, offset printing is the way to go. Printing your catalog in offset allows us to make large print runs while keeping cost per piece low.

 

Magazines

It’s easier than ever for your business, nonprofit, school, club or organization to create its own magazine, and when you’re ready for printing, we have a variety of methods to get your magazine into the hands of its readers. Thomas Group Printing offers both traditional offset printing and digital printing for large or small print runs.

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Newsprint

Printing on newsprint is a great way to create unique documents with a retro feel. Thomas Group Printing is a family-owned, fourth generation printer that offers newsprint printing in NYC. We’ve helped many companies in the New York area and beyond print large and small run newsprint projects on newsprint paper.

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About Us

Thomas Group Printing NYC is a full service, commercial printing company with extensive experience in all phases of the printing process.We provide our clients with a broad range of sheetfed, web and digital print capabilities. Our state-of-the-art technology enables us to assist you with a wide range of products and services.

Since 1912, we've served some of New York's largest and most innovative companies with quality commercial printing services. We're proudly a fourth-generation family owned and operated company, so we know what it takes to earn and keep your business. 

Make an Impact with Print

In today's cluttered marketing environment you can still make a tangible, memorable impression on your customers with print. Convey your message in a durable, detail-rich format that they'll be able to hold, touch and share. Here are a few samples of projects our clients have created with us to do just that:

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