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What are your payment terms and conditions?

Usually we require upfront payment or payment in cash when you pick up the goods (up to 150 €). For orders over 150 € co-operation agreement is signed where all payment details are negotiated.

Do you apply discounts?

Discounts for large orders or loyal clients are available.

Pricing rules

  • All prices are in euros (EUR,€) without VAT.
  • All prices are without design and layout preparation services.
  • The larger the run – the lower the price.
  • We offer discount to advertising agencies and design centers.
  • Discounts for loyal clients.

Why our calendars are unique?

SJ publishing-printing house calendars are:

  • Convenient, colourful, advertising Your company and presenting Your products 365 days per year - necessary for work or a beautiful present to Your business partners
  • Minimum amount - 1 copy
  • For large runs we print a test copy of the calendar
  • Only highest quality materials are used to manufacture our calendars
  • Wall calendars' inner pages are printed in our printing house
  • You can order non-standard inner pages
  • Customers can choose the colour of the inner pages
  • National holidays of relevant countries are marked based on the language used
  • Moon phases are marked
  • Weeks are numbered according to ISO 8601 standard
  • Inner pages in Latvian, Estonian, Belarusian and other languages can be manufactured on special order
  • We can mark Your company's special dates on the calendar (compnay birthday, etc.)
  • Calendars are packed in plastic bags with a handle
  • We were the first ones in Lithuania to start manufacturing calendars and we've been doing it for 20 years now
  • We have 70.000 photographs in our archives
  • We offer a big variety of calendars
  • We create, manufacture and deliver
  • Discounts are available
  • We value Your time
  • Every year we offer novelties to our clients
  • Quality saves Your money!

How to choose my calendar correctly?

Our printing house has been manufacturing calendars for 20 years now. During this time we acquired experience and learned the specifics of production. We want to help those of you, who are planning to order calendars, and offer some advice on how to do it properly.

  • Why are you printing the calendars? Probably you will use them as gifts to your clients, partners or employees? They will be representing your company for the whole upcoming year, so it‘s wise to order high quality calendars.
  • Think about the size and type of the calendar – some non-standard calendars look great when hung on the wall, but they might be very inconvenient when sending or giving. Usually it‘s worthwhile to order special calendar packaging boxes provided by the printers, as they cost less than big post envelopes. We can also print your company‘s information, logos or advertisements on it.
  • Carefully choose the designer – the looks of your calendar will depend solely on his skills. It is important to know that design works usually take twice the time needed for the manufacture of the calendar.
  • Think about the inner pages of the calendar – how many languages (2, 4 or 6) do you need, what colours will you use, ask the manufacturer which country‘s holidays will be marked.
  • Inquire if the company that is offering the calendars will print you a test copy? It is very important when ordering big amounts, because this way you will avoid mistakes.
  • Carefully examine the commercial offer– does the price includes design and layout works, UV or disperse varnish, packaging, delivery, etc. These works can greatly increase the total price of your calendar.
  • Does the manufacturer commit to deliver the calendars on the term set out in the commercial offer? November and December are the busiest months for manufacturers, so it‘s very important to set strict delivery terms and adhere to them.
  • Does the manufacturer guarantee the quality of the calendars, won‘t it be curled, with fallen metal parts, etc., at the end of the year? Look at the calendar that is hanging on your wall now – if it looks right for you, order from the same supplier again.

P. S. There are no rules without exceptions in life. We sincerely wish you to find great quality for a low price.

What is the size of C6, C65, C5, C4 format envelopes?

C4 – 229 x 324 mm.
C5 – 162 x 229 mm.
C6 – 114 x 162 mm.
C65 – 114 X 229 mm.

What is the size of A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 formats?

A0 841 x 1189 mm.
A1 594 x 841 mm.
A2 420 x 594 mm.
A3 297 x 420 mm.
A4 210 x 297 mm.
A5 148 x 210 mm.
A6 105 x 148 mm.

What are your working hours and how to find you?

Our opening hours are I-V 8:00 to 17:00, no lunch brake.

Nemuno Str. 139, 93262 Klaipėda

Tel.: (8 46) 300 200, (8 46) 366 000

Mob.: 8 698 101 21, 8 698 540 06

Fax (8 46) 346 197

Email info@spaustuve.lt

A. Vivulskio Str. 23-3, 03114 Vilnius

Tel. (8 5) 239 56 71

Mob. 8 688 323 19

Fax (8 5) 239 56 72

Email vilnius@spaustuve.lt

Where do you deliver the products?

You can pick up your publications in Klaipeda or Vilnius office or we can deliver by post anywhere.

What is the difference between design and layout preparation?

Design is a process of creative drawing and technical planning that is done by the designer and the full style of the publication is created from photographs, texts and other parts.

Layout preparation is a process of preparing the layout correctly as is needed for printing. It is done by special programs. The designer‘s or the customer‘s creative design is used.

How do I transfer my lauout to you?

You can email it, bring it to the printing house in CD or USB or upload it to our FTP server (if you wish to use FTP server, please contact our managers that will supply you with the login codes).

What allowances for cutting should I make when preparing the print layouts?

2-5 mm allowances for cutting are needed depending on the product. No important details have to be closer than 3-5 mm to the cutting line of the publication.

What is the neccessary file resolution for printing?

When the size of the file is 1:1 the resolution has to be 300 dpi.

Can I create the layout of my publishing?

Yes, but the layout has to be prepared according to memo for preparing for press.

What are the main requirements for print layouts?

Memo for preparing for press you can find here.

Why do my layout and finished product colours differ?

This usually happens because the screen of your PC isn‘t correctly calibrated – so the view you see on your computer differs from the actual colours. In the publishing-printing house we print exactly to the colour code (CMYK, RGB or Pantone) as it is described in the layout, so you get a differently looking print.
Digital printing colour difference can be up to 10% as well when compared with offset printing.

What does CMYK mean?

CMYK is a colour coding system (C-Cyan, M-Magenta, Y-Yellow, K-Black) when by mixing the four colours the whole palette of print colours is achieved.

How do I know how many colours is my publication made of?

In polygraphy colouring of the printed products is expressed by numbers from 1 to 5. Because there is a possibility to print on both sides of the page, the colouring of both sides is indicated (for ex., 1+1).

For example: 1+0 means that this is a one-sided print and only one colour is printed (usually black or one of the Pantone colours).
2+2 means that this is a two-sided print and it is printed in two Pantone colours if Pantone dyes are used. If Pantone dyes aren‘t used, the colouring would be represented in CMYK colour coding system and would be 4+4.
4+4 means full colour print from both sides.

If you aren‘t sure how many colours make up your product, if it‘s CMYK or Pantone colours and the product is colourful, choose 4+4 option.

What is the difference between digital and offset printing?


We mostly print with "Heidelberg" printing machines "Heidelberg" SM52 - 5+L, „Heidelberg“ SM74 - 5+L that are manufactured in Germany. This equipment is renowned for its quality and is leading the printing industry. The advantage of our equipment is that the machines have an additional varnishing section which shortens the drying time of the dye as well as adds beauty to the finished product. This allows us to do all the post-printing jobs (folding, binding and others) quicker and our customers to receive the products of the highest quality in shorter times.


To fully satisfy our clients needs the printing house purchased a digital printing machine XEROX DC 800AP in 2009. Digital printing is the most modern printing technology that allows to print small runs in a very short time. The data is sent directly to the printing machine without additional operations, the view is formed from the digital description. Digital printing saves time and money. This printing technology is more straightforward than offset printing because there is no need to make photo and printing forms or prepare machines. Digital printing is used to print small runs – even from 1 copy. You can print as many as you want and when you want it.

Advantages of digital printing

  • VERY HIGH QUALITY (2400 X 2400 dpi)
Comparison of the printing techniques
Offset printingDigital printing
  • Best for large runs. The more copies you print, the lower is the price per copy.
  • Printing might take several work days.
  • A full colour palette and semitones are produced using CMYK colour coding system (cyan, magenta, yellow, black).
  • Pre-press, colour division and manufacture of forms, machine preparation is needed for printing.
  • Best for small runs.
  • You can get your printed materials in just one work day.
  • Very easy to prepare the layouts for printing (even Word, Excel and other office programs can be used), so expenditure on design is kept to a minimum.
  • Multi-page materials can be digitally printed (catalogues, books, portfolio, company presentations, etc.). It is very convenient when you need small amounts and want to save money.

MetalFX technology

MetalFX – it’s an another dimension. SJ publishing-printing house is the only printing house in the Baltic States that has implemented a licensed MetalFX technology and has practice using it in. It doesn’t matter what you need – exceptional catalogues, representation publications or non-standard packaging – Saulius Jokuzys printing house will help you to stand out in the crowd.

A new world of metallic colours

MetalFX is a revolutionaty concept for the printing industry and was born from an idea to create dazzling print effects, while minimizing the cost implications often associated with the printing of metallic colours. Through using MetalFX, you can incorporate 104 million metallic colours and shades into a lifeless piece of artwork, to produce eye-catching results, while only printing a five colour printing press. We use silver and gold dyes in our printing house. Silver produces any shade of cold shimmer and gold creates warm metallic reds, inspiring gold or bronze shades.

How does it work?

Silver or gold MFX colour is printed first on a five colour press. Then over it traditional CMYK colours are printed. Because of the strong shine and transparency of the MFX, the metallic shade shines through creating the whole spectre of metallic colours. The colour matching is checked according to MFX palletes. The discrepancies are kept to minimum and exact colours are obtained.

The colours can be checked using : DuPont Cromalin, Fuji Final Proof GxT, Kodak Approval, Kodak First Check, Latran Predictin ir Machine/Wet proofing programs. Programs used for designing are: QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Artpro, Macromedia Freehand.


Designers can create stunning effects with SpecialFX:

  • LiteFX is used in elements which, depending on the illumination angle, create an effect of changing colour. This technique is used when you want parts of the publishing to outstand or to create an illusion of movement on the page.
  • HoloFX is used for subliminal and hidden metallic elements – when the page is moved, the changing light, makes the element “disappear”. It is recommended to use only silver shades.
  • SecurityFX is used for coupons, tickets, security labels, etc. when you wish to avoid counterfeiting. While mixing LiteFX and HoloFX techniques you can create publishings that are impossible to copy or create indentical designs because the shiny MetalFX particles reflect light, so without the original layout, it’s impossible.
  • Metallic Tint Panels brighten your CMYK prints.

MFX colours can be chosen form colour palletes and thus create sophisticated designs.

How to create designs with MetalFX?

If you wish to work with MetalFX design you need a special program and the colour palettes. Please contact us and we‘ll provide all the necessary information and materials.

Why does the price of the publication depends on the run size?

Those that came across publishing know that the bigger runs you print, the lower is the price per copy. When printing by digital machines the price per copy doesn‘t change so much as this type of printing is cheaper because no print forms are used. When other printing technologies are used print forms are needed and they are manufactured for every order – once you use a print form, it can‘t be reused again. The price of the print form is equally divided to every printed page, so when you order larger quantities, the price per copy diminishes.

You shouldn‘t forget that machine preparation is calculated into the price as well and is proportionally divided to every single copy. The price of forms and the cost of machine preparation stays the same no matter if you print 1.000 or 10.000 copies of the same publishing.

What is the smallest run size?

All publications are printed form 1 copy in our publishing-printing house, but the optimal runs are described in the specifications of the products.

What does the order execution time depends on?

Design and layout creation – if you have a prepared layout we will only have to prepare it for printing. If you don‘t have a design, the creative process can take up to several weeks depending on your desires and complexity of the product.

Printing technology and complexity of the order – if you print digitally you can have your order on the same day. Printing in other techniques or if the order is complicated and requires numerous post-press operations (for ex., lamination, varnishing, folding, binding, stitching, etc.) the manufacture takes longer.

Size of the order – it is evident that it is a lot easier and faster to print 100 booklets than 10.000 of the same booklets. The manufacturing time is mostly effected by post-press operations involved.

What are your printing times?

For standard orders the manufacturing time is 3-5 working days. Digital prints can be delivered on the same day. Manufacturing times for large orders are negotiated individually.

Why is lamination and/or varnishing useful?

Lamination adds attractiveness and security to the publication, it becomes shiny and doesn‘t tear.

UV varnish is used to accentuate decorative elements of the publication as well as to increase resistance to outside factors. Varnishing can be full or partial. Partial varnishing visually "lifts up" the varnished detail thus creating a 3-D effect.

What is the timeframe for manufacture of photo book?

3-5 workdays from the receipt of the layout.

Can you create my photobook's design?

Yes. You have to send us photographs via email (or if they are too big – to upload them to our ftp server). It is very important that the photographs are correctly marked – in three number code (from 001) according to their priority. You have to let us know which cover, paper and background of the book you chose. We will contact you if any questions should arise and then create the layout of your photo book.

How do I upload photos to "Unibind" program?

The instructions on how to use the "Unibind" program can be found here.

UNIBIND program usage

Please contact our manager by email gytis@spaustuve.lt or phone: +370 46 300 200.