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Calitho is proud to announce a new Independence Day tradition. Everyone knows what our American Flag looks like today, but few know the colorful history behind its evolution and surprising interpretation over the years. Drawing from the fascinating collection of American flag designs and artifacts contained in the penultimate volume, “Long May She Wave” by renowned graphic designer, Kit Hinrichs, Calitho will bring you a unique custom “collectible” created in collaboration with the author each year.
This brilliantly crafted multi-media installation for Ghiradelli Chocolate Company displays Calitho’s ability to seamlessly blend different design elements into an incredible final product. By utilizing a variety of media including wood, plexiglass, and permanent and repositional vinyl, Calitho created a eye-popping three-dimensional display and provided the perfect centerpiece for the opening of a new Ghiradelli Chocolate Company’s store.
Calitho is very pleased to be one of the three Event Partners at this year’s Compostmodern Conference in San Francisco. Presented by the San Francisco Chapter of AIGA, Compostmodern is a biennial interdisciplinary conference for designers and business leaders dedicated to promoting sustainable design solutions as an everyday practice and approach.
In recognition of its ever-expanding services and capabilities, California Lithographers has changed its name to Calitho — and launched a new website, logo and tagline to go along with it. Rest assured, Calitho at its core remains the same. We’re the same people we’ve always been with the same passion for doing great work and providing great customer service. But these days we offer so much more than just traditional printing.
Our new custom-built Komori Lithrone G40 is the world’s first truly sustainable UV press. The “G” stands for “Green” and for good reason. Its cutting-edge technology reduces power consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 80%, diminishes paper waste and noise, and boasts a quick UV powder-less drying system.
In an on-going commitment to provide our clients with the most up-to-date, highest quality print and digital solutions available, we have added five new state-of-the-art pieces of equipment to our plant in the past 6 months alone. By fully integrating our ever-growing range of capabilities, we are able to provide incomparable service and production efficiencies.
After a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection, Calitho has received national certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
Calitho has been consistently recognized and awarded by the industry for superior quality printing. Since 2006, we have received 27 Gold Awards, 23 Silver Awards, 9 Bronze Awards and 4 Best in Category Awards from the following organizations: PINC Showcase of Print Excellence San Francisco Club of Litho & Printing House Craftsmen Showcase of Print Ecellence San Francisco Gallery of Superb Printing 11th District IAPHC East Bay Chapter; Gallery of Superb Printing