Narrow Format Printing is defined as printing/copying up to 11”x17”, often with a full bleed*.
Our machines produce prints and copies at speeds you may not fully believe or understand. We can process runs of 10 copies or 10,000 copies in less time than it will probably take you to read this page and decide to give us a call.
Seriously, sky’s the limit. We have more paper in storage than is probably legal to have.
- Prints from business card size up to 11”x17”
- Color editing/enhancement
- Document design
- Reduce and enlarge from 50 percent to 400 percent
- Double-sided printing
- Document binding
- Full finishing and assembly services
Posters, Banners, and P.O.S. Graphics
Where Narrow Format is all about volume, Large Format is all about size. When you need to get the biggest bang for your marketing bucks, size matters. No, seriously. It does.
At Beeline and Blue, we are in the business of making your vision a reality. Cover a building with graphics, advertise on enormous yard signs, hang a banner across the street announcing your business’ open house, or cover your office walls with custom wallpaper featuring your cat, Sir Archibald Fluffington III. We don’t judge*. We make it happen.
- Black and White and Color
- High-speed printing up to 42 inches wide, up to 2,000 prints per hour
- Roll-to-Roll printing, virtually endless length
- Full finishing services
- Custom Installation
- Distribution and delivery
Lamination & Long Term Protection
You need to protect your images. We can help. Our technology will protect your investments from UV fading, scratching, cleaning products, vandalism, rain and snow, and more. And coating also adds vibrancy to images. And it’s fast to boot. Double score, bro!
- Capable of coating up to 5-foot-wide boards.
- Roll-to-roll options for wall coverings and larger images
- Coating options include: Dry-erase, Anti-scratch, Anti-graffiti, Decorative finish, Reflective, Chalkboard finish, and more.
- Capable of coating a variety of substrates including: Polyester, Polypropylene, PVC, Metallized Film, Paper, Paperboard Products, Cloth, Tissue, Gauze, Felt, Foam (Neoprene, Polyurethane), Foils, Mylar, Canvas, and more
Custom Wall Coverings
Who doesn’t love the idea of completely custom, unique coverings for your walls? Using the HP WallArt technology, you can create custom wall coverings that fit exactly into the spaces or rooms you need, and reflect your unique tastes exactly.
Speaking of unique tastes: It’s all right that no one understands your deep love of sea urchins. You love the rich colors, the sharp* details, and the way they stick to all kinds of surfaces. It’s ok, we get it. Those are all the things we love about our custom-printed wallpapers too! Let us add some interest (and maybe some sea urchins) to your office wall, lobby, or living room.
Try out our fancy wall covering software for yourself if you don’t believe us. Just click one of the the “Design” buttons below to begin.
BIG Banners, Posters, and Tradeshow Displays
You need your message printed on something big. REALLY big. Presidential candidate-big. And it has to be conveniently moved and shipped.
Our full-color or black and white flexible substrate printing gets it done with style and poise. We can print up to 16-feet wide and virtually any length. Like the number of political ads on TV in Iowa, the possibilities are almost endless.
Ideal for retail store signs, trade show booths, color comps, business presentations, courtroom exhibits, point-of-purchase displays and any other short-run projects.
- Full color or black and white
- Variety of substrates including: glossy or semi-gloss photograde paper or clear film
Yard Signs, Stand-Ups, & Menu Boards
Why limit yourself to just paper? Our printers can print directly to almost any rigid substrate. You want vinyl, plexiglass, metal, or plywood? We can do it. What we can’t do is print a new personality onto your brother-in-law. His conversation may be flatter and more devoid substance than the Utah salt flats, but that’s something you’ll have to deal with yourself.
- Printing up to 1200 dpi
- Sizes up to 4ft x 8ft
- UV-rated inks
- Recommended substrates:
Custom Cut Silouettes, Signage, & Routing
The creative possibilities are endless with our custom cutting services. Not only will people be impressed by your new point-of-sales displays featuring your smiling face, they’ll also be able to fully appreciate the incredible shape of your hair. But seriously, how do you get it to look that good? Because we have some people around here who could use a little help in the hair department. Or a lot of help.
Our fully-automated, digital cutting system is capable of creating custom cutouts for your small and large format signs and graphics. Ideal for POP displays, trade show booth graphics, ceiling danglers, and more.
- Custom cutouts on almost any material: leather, aluminium, plastic, wood, cardboard, textile, paper, vinyl, and more.
- Up to 48″ x 96″ in size
Vehicle Decals and Wraps
Your delivery and company vehicles are constantly zipping around town, being seen by thousands of people every day. They could be pulling a double purpose by advertising your business. Not to mention easing the minds of your customers who might find that unmarked, windowless panel van a little creepy.
Your imagination is the limit. Wrap every inch of your delivery vehicles, company cars, and trucks for a bold message. Or add decals and other graphics to let the world know your company is on the go.
We handle all manufacturing and installation, whether local or around the country. Let Beeline+Blue outfit your fleet with custom graphics and start realizing increased sales today!Get a quote.
Our printing services are vast and multi-faceted. We can print on almost anything, at virtually any size, mount it on whatever you want, and take it wherever you need it to go.
Examples of our work
“It seems like every day I have a conversation with someone here about a client project that needs the expertise of the Beeline team.“ Continue Reading
Beth Cross President Sigler - Ames, IA
“FRK has depended on Beeline + Blue for our printing needs for many years. Together we have seen a lot of changes in the construction bidding process and our relationship has evolved into a strong partnership.“ Continue Reading
Annette Dotts Office Manager frk architects + engineers
“Beeline’s customer service is outstanding. They are on time, on budget and deliver with courtesy. Beeline has gone the extra mile for us many times, meeting all expectations. Their cost is competitive but the service makes the cost a bargain.“ Continue Reading
Terri Charter Des Moines, IA Meredith Corporation
“It’s been a pleasure doing business with Beeline and Blue and I look forward to working with you on future projects.“ Continue Reading
Ben Truehart Marketing and Sales APC
“We LOVE Beeline & Blue! We can always count on them to hit even the most impossible deadlines and the quality is always at the highest level.“ Continue Reading
“I have had an excellent experience working with Beeline and Blue for our tradeshow graphics. They conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and produce consistently high-quality work.“ Continue Reading
Ryan Donnelly Market Analyst Kemin Nutrisurance, Inc.
“Your printing and delivery turn-around times and management of the addenda during the bidding period are above par. Using your services has really streamlined the process and made this time of year much less hectic.“ Continue Reading
Brian Düster Construction & Facilities Manager Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge - Johnston, Iowa
“The PDF scans of the documents were of excellent quality…we were well pleased with the results.“ Continue Reading
Leighton Christiansen Iowa Department of Transportation Librarian (Former) Iowa Department of Transportation - Des Moines, IA
Original and authentic are words and concepts bandied about in the art world all the time. And we at Beeline know that making art of any kind isn’t easy; we also know that selling art offers altogether different challenges. So, let us help you create sale-able art prints that look (almost) as good as your originals (if this is hard to believe, see our testimonials below).
“Mary has a great eye for detail and color and I trust her to bring out the unique qualities in my work.“ Continue Reading
Lindy Smith April 19, 2016
“I have been using Beeline and Blue for many years…I have moved to the Minneapolis area at Burnsville now and I still drive down to Des Moines and have Beeline [and Blue] take care of my requests.“ Continue Reading
Herb Dixon http://www.hdadesign.com/ March 31, 2016
“…Beeline has the products, and highly skilled technicians that deliver a quality image on archival papers.“ Continue Reading
Mary Kline-Misol www.maryklinemisol.com March 31, 2016
It’s easy: bring in your original pieces for scanning on our 40”x60” Cruse scanner; once they are digitized with the highest resolution possible, we will color-match and archive the files. At that point we can make prints (giclees) of your work on any of our various media: Canon Fine Art Natural (OBA free), Fredrix canvas (also OBA free), Hahnemuhle German Etching or Photo Rag.
Is photography your art? We have options for you, too. Our fine art papers and canvas reproduce photographs beautifully, but we also have several high-quality photographic papers for you to choose from. These include Gloss, Satin, Premium Luster, and Premium Metallic papers. It is easy to submit your files online. And like everything else we do here at Beeline, we can print your photos LARGE. So dream big!
Now you can sell your masterpieces over and over again, making the most of your creation. Or, give them as gifts, or grab some wheat paste and plaster the town with your gorgeous images (we are not seriously advocating vandalism, but you get the drift).
A construction project is way more complicated than you’d think. In fact, some are nearly as bad as do-it-yourself scandinavian furniture. Well, almost. NASA should seriously use those things to train astronauts. But your project is right up there in complexity and you need the right plans, in the right place, at the right time. But because time is never on your side, you really needed them yesterday.
We’ve got the solution. Not only can we offer quick, quality paper prints of your project’s plans and specification manuals, you can also access them online. Whenever you need them. From your own dedicated planroom. Pretty slick, right? And even better, if you need 100 other people to see the same documents right now, we can take care of it for you, whether it’s in hard copy form, or digitally. We take the burden off you and your team so you can get back to building or designing that next big thing.
Click the icon above to send us your construction document files. We’ll do the dirty work of printing & distributing them to contractors.
Need to see or send project documents online? Click the icon above to learn more about our ePlanroom.
We have tons of different options. They’re all so quick & easy to setup, anyone with opposable thumbs can figure it out. Click here to view the catalogs of the vendors we use. Both of them have some really unique and affordable options that will make your booth the star of the show.
We Sell (and Service) Printing and Scanning Equipment!
It’s 3 a.m. and your eyes are about to serve you papers and leave you. The reek of burned coffee has invaded every part of your being. But the proposal is done. Now you can relax. Except you can’t, because you need this proposal in 300 bound copies, with covers, in five hours.
Now, had you invested in your print independence sooner, you wouldn’t be in this pickle. You’d be able to print everything you need for your project. From those proposals, to the big graphs and charts you just remembered you also need, and more.
Save yourself from 3 a.m. despair and get ahead of the curve for next time. Whether color or black and white, we can provide you with the most cost-effective equipment that fits your needs exactly. And you can also rest easy knowing we provide full service for your machines.