Die cutting

Die-cutting is a great way to give your printed material a unique and distinguished look. A process that uses a steel rule die to cut an object or shape out of a sheet of paper, die cutting can deliver results that help you stand out from the crowd. This process is frequently used to produce doorhangers, pocket folders and business cards, but the possibilities for customization are virtually endless.

It is relatively rare for a printer to have in-house die-cutting capabilities, but at Adams, we do all of our die-cutting right here. We offer a full-range of advanced die cutting options, from “stock” forms to completely custom designs. We can die cut shapes as small as a business card all the way up to a 40 inch full-size sheet. We can show you how die-cutting can give your project extra OOMPH! Contact us today to learn more.


Embossing is an artistic technique which creates a three dimensional image or design on a material … in this case usually paper or cardboard. By pushing the surface forward using a die, embossing creates an image that is raised to the touch. There are different types of embossing available: A blind emboss is one where the color of the embossed image is the same as the color of the surface, with no other printing. Multi-level embossing features multiple levels having different depths, giving the embossed image texture and added relief. And a printed emboss registers with a printed or foiled image. 

Want to set your print materials apart from the ordinary? Talk to Adams about embossing: we can help you create one-of-a-kind printed pieces that will set you apart from the crowd. Contact us today to learn more.

UV Coating

UV (Ultraviolet) coating is a clear, high-gloss coating applied to printed materials, then instantly cured (dried) by a flash of UV light. The coating can be “flooded” onto the overall sheet … or “spot” applied to a specific area to make printed or embossed elements stand out even more. 

A shiny UV coating looks great, but it is also adds a layer of protection … just the thing to help ensure that postcards or flyers stand up to the punishment of the mailing process. Best of all, the UV process doesn’t involve the traditional solvent-based chemicals, making it a more environmentally friendly coating procedure.

At Adams, we can help you find the best way to use UV coating to make your project shine. Contact us today to learn more.

Printing on plastics


UV equipment gives the ability to print on almost any material. Choose materials from various flexible vinyls to rigid substrates such as gatrofoam, foamcore and styrene. Also, since we offer both digital and offset UV printing the quantity range is well covered.

Wide-format and offset printing equipment can produce clings, decals, banners, posters, backlight displays, point of purchase displays, and corrugated pieces.