Gulf Business Forms Brings Order And Style To Your Operation

About Our Printing Forms Manufacturing Company In San Marcos, Texas

Gulf Business Forms, Inc. opened it’s doors for business in 1968 with a single Didde Tandemer press and one collator. Since then we have steadily grown and advanced into the company we are today specializing in custom continuous and unit set forms. As new technologies evolved, so did our product line, leading us into laser cut sheets, brochures, pamphlets, In-line glue booklets and variable short run solutions!

Conveniently located in Central Texas along Interstate Highway 35, Gulf Business Forms, Inc. can acknowledge, process, manufacture and ship your order within a competitive time schedule. Our outside sales representatives have years of experience coordinating business forms with business needs and serve qualified distributors from offices in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Little Rock. Direct telephone estimates can be handled by our distributor partners or the Gulf Business Forms internal sales team.  Our professionals are oriented towards project sales development and utilize the latest in electronic estimating.

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Our Mission And Promise To You

  • Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations
  • Helping you achieve your business goals
  • Competitive pricing
  • Highest-quality products and services
  • Friendly customer service
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Printing Forms Service Features

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Instant Quote

Your quote requests are sent  to our Certified Forms Consultants, who will contact you with pricing of your job and the steps to take to get your job on the press.

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Prompt Payment Discount

We appreciate all our distributors who pay on time, and we show that appreciation by offering prompt pay discounts on applicable invoices.

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Combination Pricing

We offer price discounts for combination orders entered together. Contact your service representative to see if your forms qualify for a discount.

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Contact Our Field Sales Reps

Our Field Sales Representatives are in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Little Rock, Arkansas.  They are available to answer questions about your customers projects and what Gulf Business Forms can do for them.

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98% On-Time Deliveries

We know your forms are important for your customers’ day-to-day business dealings and we do everything possible to get your forms shipped and delivered on or before the estimated delivery date.

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Wholesale Experience Since 1968

We supply our Distributors with full service press capabilities, flat sheet printing, computer-to-plate technology and digital printing solutions that are reliable. Contact our friendly sales team today!

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For almost 50 years, Gulf Business Forms, Inc has specialized in manufacturing and supplying the most innovative and unique products in the print industry.

Business Documents

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– Multi-part business documents
– Unit sets
– Continuous
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Financial Printing

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– High quality bank checks
– Custom-designed
– Security features
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Magnetic Numbering

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– Consecutive magnetic numbering
– Security features
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– Base stock overprint programs

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Coupon Books

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– Variable coupon book printing solutions
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Variable Printing

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– Consecutive or database-driven magnetic numbering
– Ideal for short runs of 500+
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Pamphlets & Booklets

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– Max number of pages: 40
– Custom configurations
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Digital Printing

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– Laser cut sheets
– Single and multi-part checks
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Prepress Guidelines 

All text embedded in EPS or PDF fonts need to be embedded or converted to outlines before importing into your page layout program to avoid font printing errors.

All documents that have any image that extends to the edge of the file need to have bleed. This is an extension of the image that falls past the documents trim edge, 1/8″ bleed is standard. Many document layout programs provide a section for applying bleed past the documents edge.

Our forms generally need lockup for printing, which is a 3/8″ space where there is no object(s) on the file. The location of this lockup gap is determined by the particular press your document will be printed on. Please ask your sales associate for more information regarding the specifics for your particular job.

Variable Databases:
Please provide your sales rep with a list of all variable data to be printed. Separate each piece of data with one line return and make sure to let us know the final number of lines so that nothing gets left out. Data should be saved in CSV Microsoft Excel format. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

A PDF with embedded or outlined font is the easiest type of file for us to work with. Also, please convert all RGB colors to CMYK or Pantone spot colors when applicable. Exporting your file in a PDF/X-1a format will do this for you.

Supported File Formats

  • JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group (Note: This format is typically used for photographic images and is not meant for printing of business forms).
  • PDF: Portable Document Format (Preferred)
  • TIFF: Tagged Image File Format
  • EPS: Encapsulated PostScript

Software Supported

  • Adobe CS4: Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat (preferred)
  • QuarkXpress 6.5
  • Freehand MX

Supported File Compression Formats

  • Stuffit
  • Zip

Open An Account

In order to better serve you we have conveniently provided our credit application, terms and conditions, and the Texas Sales Tax forms online for download. Please download, print, complete, and mail the forms to the address below.

After downloading and printing, fill out and sign the necessary documents and then mail the originals to:

Gulf Business Forms, Inc.
P.O. Box 1073