In the previous article, we had walked you through the introductions about digital printing¬†as well as the basic differences between digital vs. offset printing. In this article, let‚Äôs¬†discuss about the offset Printing.
Offset Printing Quality
Offset printing is also the highest quality printing process in the industry.¬†It produces¬†quality prints with rich, smooth and solids. The look and feel of any offset product comes¬†across as more professional.
The offset process is a lithographic process. Lithography is a process based on the¬†repulsion of oil and water. Offset printing technology uses plates, usually made¬†from¬†aluminium, which are used to transfer an image onto a rubber blanket and then rolling that¬†image¬†onto a sheet of paper. It is called offset because the ink is not transferred directly¬†onto the paper.
Web offset is a form of offset printing in which a continuous roll of paper is fed through¬†the printing press. Pages are separated and cut to size after they have been printed. Web¬†offset printing is used for high-volume publications such as mass-market books,¬†magazines, newspapers, catalogs and brochures.
It is classified into two categories
In this process, the ink is dried rapidly by forced-air heating.
In this process, the ink dries more slowly by ordinary evaporation and absorption.¬†Some web offset presses transfer text and images to only one side of the print medium at a¬†time. Others can print on both sides simultaneously.
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