Engraving Department

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Cal Art has full design capability, so let us create your next layout!

Applications Supported

Adobe Creative Suite CS6

Bar Coding

Cal Art can create the following standard bar code formats:

Codabar, Code 128, Code 125, Code 39 (Code 3 of 9), EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, ISSN, ITF, ITF-14, MSI/Plessey, Pharmacode, Postnet/FIM, UPC(A), UPC(E)

We can place them in your electronic layout per your specifications (%nominal, bar width reduction, truncation, custom color, etc).

Dots and Dot Gain

Cal Art can input custom dot gain cutbacks for spot or process colors. This can be done with one curve for all colors or separate custom curves for each individual color. A variety of dot shapes can be applied per your preferences.

Printer Marks

We can customize printer marks for your applications. Options include microdots, AVT pRegister targets, color bars, a variety of registration marks, file names, color names, date and time stamps, or any other graphic you would like to apply.


Scanner specs: image size for reflective art is 8.4" x 11", transparencies 8.3" x 10"; 36 bit depth; 3.3 density range; 1,000 x 2,000 dpi optical resolution; 6,000 x 6,000 dpi interpolated resolution.

Step and Repeat

We can perform complicated S&R including seamless and nested S&R with total accuracy and excellent control of bleeds.


We trap everything from the simplest line work to the most complicated gradients and process designs. We trap quickly and can soft-proof traps to avoid wasted materials and time. We can print digital proofs that show trapping so you can approve traps as part of the design process.