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Our Company

Welcome to CosmoBLS, Inc.

To those who already know us, we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, trust, and, most of all, your friendship in the past 20 years. To those who are just getting to know us, we are glad that you've found us, and we are looking forward to working and growing with you in the years to come.

CosmoBLS, Inc. opened its doors in 1995 under the name of CompuDesign. We began as a New York, NY publishing consultancy and book production house. From that small seed planted 20 years ago, CosmoBLS, Inc. has grown into a top-notch firm in the printing industry, having produced over 2,000 titles of a wide range of categories. Our company has also earned numerous prestigious awards, both domestic and international.

What We Do

While book printing has been CosmoBLS’ primary focus since its inception, we have been constantly expanding our services and products over the years to meet the ever-increasing demands from our customers. In addition to our flagship service of fine art book printing, we also offer a wide array of specialty printing, including but not limited to:

--   Book printing

--   Large-format poster printing

--   UV offset printing

--   Fine art reproduction

--   Fabric heat transfer printing

--   Digital printing

--   Print-on-demand

--   Short-run event photo book printing

 

How We Work

With our customer services office in the U.S. and manufacturing facilities in China, CosmoBLS, Inc. is uniquely positioned to benefit small and individual book publishers who seek competitive pricing and personalized services. Our team is very well versed in all aspects of bookmaking, with a full understanding that a successful project starts well before the time when a book is ready for press. We work closely with publishers and self-publishers on budgeting in relation to choice of trim size, page count, print run, design, choice of materials, scheduling, distribution and more.

CosmoBLS’ equipment is constantly upgraded to keep up with the newest technology. Our material sourcing is multi-leveled to suit different needs, and our book binding skills yield the highest level of craftsmanship.

 

 

Book Printing

Over the years, CosmoBLS has produced over 2,000 books of all sorts. We can go well above and beyond most other printing companies can offer. Below are some of the book manufacturing specs we can bring to the table:

saddle-stitched | section-sewn | soft cover
| section-sewn hardcover | regular/French jacket | square/round-backed | metal wire binding | concealed wire binding | board book
| double-gated spreads | four-color | regular spot colors | metallic spot colors | stochastic screen | flood aqueous coating | spot U Vcoating | UV coating with glitters | foil stamping | embossing/debossing | personalized slipcases | corrugated mailer | coated/uncoated/enamel-finished paper | Tyvek | bonded leather | faux leather | linen cloth | suede finish | custom die-cutting | sticker tip-on . . . the list goes on and on.

Event Photo Books

Event photo books are sought after by professional photographers for special occasions. These books carry two defining characteristics: high quality and short runs.

Most normal print-on-demand processes will meet the short-run requirement but will fail to yield enough quality to demonstrate fine skin tones and color depth. On the other hand, offset printing produces superb quality products but comes with an exorbitant per-unit price tag.

However, CosmoBLS, Inc. has come up with a cost-saving solution to this dilemma. By taking advantage of our existing pre-press and binding equipment and relationships with express shipping partners, we allow our photographer customers to make high quality short-run hardcover photo books without the usual hefty cost. Moreover, all short-run photo books will be shipped to you via 5-day express mail.

 

POD

POD, or “print-on-demand”, is our service that caters to any print runs that are not economical enough for offset printing. Although there are quick-print shops everywhere these days, it is difficult to find one offering the many exclusive features that our POD service provides.

CosmoBLS’ POD equipment is calibrated to our offset presses and come with a host of binding styles of your choice: smyth sewn softcover, hardcover, spiral, metal-wire-O—you name it. If our customers need to add special effects such as foil stamping or embossing on their POD products, we can also do that at very reasonable rates. And yes, POD-printed products will also be shipped via 5-day international express, not on a "Slow Boat" from China.

Fabric Printing

Fabric printing from CosmoBLS, Inc. falls into two categories: Heat Transfer and Digital Printing. Both methods bring a great degree of versatility: low quantity, material choice of cotton and synthetic substrates including microfiber. Here is a short list of applications from our fabric printing for you to consider:

curtain and window treatment | table cloth | drapers | designer aprons | specialty theme towels | wall murals | bandannas | scarves |
T-shirts | bags galore | specialty book covers | maps | lens cleaners | trade show displays | promotional items | sports team spirit gear and memorabilia | banners | signages

Fine Art Reproduction

Aided by our proprietary color management workflow, the Hasselblad photography system and the high-capacity Cruse 3D scanner are the two major components in our fine art reproduction arm. We can reproduce art pieces on various substrates: canvas, brocade, silk, rice paper etc. Each and every art piece we make will be custom-framed and includes a proof of authenticity. We also work with a group of
top-notch artists of various styles to perform post-reproduction highlights as needed.

Our Awards

Over the past two decades we have been incredibly lucky to have worked with so many professionals in the industry. In addition, all of our customers—past and present—deserve our sincere gratitude for their support and trust. we would like to share some highlights from our endeavors below:

Premier Print Awards of Printing Industry of America:

2009 Best of Category (Benny Award)

2013 Best of Category (Benny Award)

2008 Award of Recognition

2009 Award of Recognition

2008 Certificate of Merit

Gold Ink Awards:

2009 Pewter Award

Independent Publishers Book Awards:

2009 Silver Award

The 20th Hong Kong Print Awards:

2008 Merit Award of Specialty in Printing

CosmoBLS, Inc.

5205 Clinton Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

(434) 409-6969        www.cosmoBLS.com

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