FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

The advantages to the customer are numerous. With over 40 years of printing experience and offices in both the U.S. and Hong Kong, we are ideally positioned to analyze your entire project and work out the most effective strategy to accomplish high-end results. We are a USA based company. We operate under the same laws as you and your company do. We have been around for over 40 years and are not going anywhere. By doing business with us, you are protecting yourself and insuring that your project will get delivered on time and completed perfectly.

Yes, and better! Our factories in Asia use state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality materials. All of our factories are ISO certified.

Global Printing & Packaging is a fully bonded importer and deals with all the paperwork and customs regulations. The entire process is seamless to the customer.

Customers can reasonably expect to save 30-70% Many times, labor intensive projects show even greater savings. Because of the cost savings you can go ahead and upgrade your raw materials and add many value added services.

While the quality of printing Offshore is equal or better than the quality from printing in the USA, the main difference is the extra 3-4 weeks of shipping time from the Offshore factory to the final destination. You will also notice that the prices will be at least 30% less.

Many projects are. Some projects are not. Once we have more information we can determine if it would be a good fit for Offshore Printing. If it is not a good fit, we have many options to print the project in the U.S.

We handle port to port delivery including customs clearances. We can also coordinate inland shipping or you can set up inland shipping yourself.

Does your price include ocean freight and customs fee?
Our prices are quoted with all ocean freight and customs fees include (unless otherwise noted).

We have been in business since 1965.

Yes, we have an office that works closely with our partner factories to ensure on-time and high quality production.

If your company is based in Massachusetts, or the shipment is ultimately shipped to Massachusetts by us, you will need a Massachusetts Resell Certificate and have the proper sales tax exemption status in order to be exempted from paying sales tax.

Prepress

You can upload large files directly on our website. Just click on the “Send Files” menu item.

We accept all the standard file formats. However, PDF format is preferred if the files are print ready.

We have a graphic design department that assist in making changes and revisions or we can design your entire project.

Yes. We have a full time prepress department that reviews all files before we send them to our factories.

Printing

We typically use paper that has been manufactured in Asia. We can closely match any paper stock that you would like to use. We can also provide samples prior to printing.

Please view our equipment list here.

Proofing

We will typically provide a soft proof (PDF) within 24-48 hours of file upload. We can also provide Epson digital proofs. For most projects we can also provide press proofs which are printed on the press.

Proof will be delivered via UPS or FedEx.

Turn-Around

Production for most projects is completed in 10-14 days from proof approval. Ocean shipping takes 2-3 weeks and inland shipping can take 1-7 days. We can airship all or a portion of a project. Air shipping via FedEx takes around 1-3 days.

Shipping & Logistics

Yes. We typically quote deliver from our factory to your door (unless otherwise specified).

Yes. We have a variety of fulfillment services we can offer.

Yes. We work closely with a number of mail houses.

Yes – we have a warehouse in Long Beach, CA and we also have relationships with warehouses across the U.S.

Yes. We can ship to any port in the U.S.

Contact our team of experts today to discuss all your packaging needs.

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