About Balfour Publishing

Balfour's newest Kamori press.

Balfour’s newest Kamori press.

The Balfour Dallas print facility is a full-service printing operation capable of producing commercial quality printed books, booklets, brochures, posters and other marketing collateral materials.  Our specialty is short-run hardcover and soft-cover color books.

To accomplish this we offer / support:

  • a state-of-the-art prepress operation with computer-to-plate (CTP) capabilities.

Prepress operations featuring:

  • file submission via most commercial layout formats including commercial quality digital scanning with Kodak scanners, filmless dot-based contract digital proofing with Kodak Trendsetter/Proofsetter technology
  • hi-res PDFs directly from our customers
  • Data transport technologies via CD/DVD-ROM and secure Internet/FTP

The Dallas print facility sports one of the largest sheet-fed press rooms in the region with 12 press units and the largest CTP production in the world.  A mix of Komori 8 and 10-color presses and solid 4-color and 2-color 40-inch sheet-fed presses are operated by veteran craftsmen and supported with a modern materials handling warehouse adjacent to the pressroom.

Our finishing operation capabilities include:

  • flat sheets trimmed or die cut to exacting specifications
  • smythe sewn or saddlestitched binding
  • die cutting
  • gatefolds
  • fully-sewn large format books (landscape or portrait set-up).

Balfour’s operations have been cited with numerous awards, most recently we received 14  Awards of Recognition and Merit in the 2013 Premier Print Awards sponsored by the Printing Industries of America.


Balfour StudioWorks® Proprietary on-line software Pre-press

(1) HP Laser Jet 5 Printers

(24) Pre-flight workstations

(1) HP LaserJet  1100 printer

(1) Xerox DocuColor 2060 w/ Fiery rip

(1) Output  system manager

(4) Photoshop touch-up stations

(10) PPW Scan Units (2 scanners & 1 PC per unit)

(2) Stations for art scan

(1) Konica 3135 copiers

(3) Barcode readers

Adobe InDesign®/PDF Pre-Press

(28) Pre-flight workstations (Mac)

(32) Pre-flight workstations (PC)

(4) Office/admin workstations

(3) Office/admin printers

(1) Network printers

(1) Baan ERP Station

(1) 8200 printer

(1) 8500 printer

(1) Konica copiers

(32) Scanners

(1) Docu 2060

Imaging

(4) HP 5000 Printers

(1) Spectrum Digital Proofer

(7) Trendsetter 3244 Digital Plate Devices

(1) Imation Matchprint Laminator

(7) Kodak Plate Processors

(1) Dolev 800 Imagesetters

(7) Kodak Processors

(3) Brisque RIPs

(2) Best Rips

(2) Densitometers

(1) CreoScitex Smart Scanner

(18) Macintosh Workstations

Kodak Match Proofing System

Kodak Matchprint Virtual System

Press

(4) 40″ Komori 440 Super Perfectors (8-color)

(3) 40” Komori 540 Super Perfectors (10-color)

(1) 40″ Komori 8-color Perfector/Inline

(2) 40” Komori 2-color Perfectors

(2) HP 5000 Digital Press (7-color)

(4) HP 5500 Digital Press (4-color)

Bindery/Finishing

(2) Duplo Saddlestitcher with 3-knife trim

(2) Inline Trimmers (Wohlenberg)

(1) Inline 3-knife trimmer (Kolbus)

(3) High Speed folders (MBO)

(3) Additional folders (Stahl)

(2) High-speed Heidelberg folders

(2) Multiple Gathering machines (Muller/Kolbus)

(3) Multiple Tipping machines (Sterling)

(5) Multiple Sewing machines (Aster, Smyth)

(3) Compact Case-In Line (Kolbus)

(1) Saddlestitch line (Muller)

(1) Muller Martini Case-In system

Cover Division

(3) Casemakers (Kolbus)

(2) Die-Cutting and Trimming

(6) Screen Printing

(8) Embossing

(5) Stamping

(2) Letterpress

(4) Name Stamping

(10) Mac workstations

(8) PC workstations

(1) Scanner

(1) Imagesetter

(4) HP Plotters