Abreu & Simões, Lda. print shop was founded on August 18th 1986, after having acquired Gráfica Cabaços print shop. In turn, this one took its first steps in 1976 in a small store located at Rua José Ribeiro de Carvalho in Cabaços.
In the 90’s, due to the demands of the market and to its expansion, the company moved to its new facilities of about 200 m2 and invested in equipment in order to be able to guarantee quality and responsiveness to its customers.
In 1999, it became part of the Simões Family, becoming recognized in the market as Gráfica Simões. Since then, its main philosophy is to serve its customers, in a transparent and honest way, trying to maintain a good price policy and never failing to meet deadlines.
Due to the growth and dynamics, in 2001 there was the need to remodel and expand the facilities to 400 m2. In that same year, there was a high investment in more technologically advanced equipment.
In 2004, we invested in digital printing by acquiring new equipment. In 2011, more equipment was acquired, thus diversifying the product offer and guaranteeing more quality and at even more competitive prices, which significantly reduced delivery deadlines.
In 2012, it became PME Líder 2012 (SME Leader) and, despite the conjuncture of the time, it simultaneously achieved the distinction of PME Excelência 2012 (SME Excellence).
Throughout these years, we have had a team of professionals who seek constant updating of their knowledge and skills, as well as entry of human capital, namely young graduates, in the area of design and graphic arts.
During 2017, as we felt the need to respond to market needs, we invested in a laser cutting and engraving machine, which allowed us to become autonomous and more competitive in this area.
In 2018, we started implementing the quality management system and, in January 2019, we obtained the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.
RESPONSIBILITY AND DEDICATION
The goal is to communicate through visual elements, different concepts and ideas, presenting graphical solutions.
Currently, it is one of the most widely used methods in graphic material production. It allows us to quickly respond with high economic viability in short runs, while also allowing printing customization through variable data.
Laser Cutting and Engraving
It allows the use of a multitude of materials (Acrylic, Wood, Glass, Paper, Leather, Cork,…) thus offering the possibility of creating original and unique pieces, from promotional and merchandising articles, to decoration and communication pieces.
Unlike digital printing, offset is used for medium and large quantity printings, with both reproduction fidelity being their main aspects.
This technique is mainly used in the printing of textiles, stickers, gifts, among others. It presents very versatile solutions with great durability.