How Offset Printing Differs from Desktop Printing - The three primary differences in offset printing and desktop printing (such as inkjet and laser) are the colors of ink and the way the ink is placed on the paper as well as the type of machinery used to accomplish the task.
How Offset Printing Works - The next time you read your favorite magazine or go through the latest catalog that arrives in your mailbox, stop for a moment and think about how that publication came to be. First, writers, editors and designers participate in the creative process. Printers take that creative work and turn it into the publications you read every day. Printing is a fascinating process involving huge high-speed machines, 2,000-pound rolls of paper, computers, metal plates, rubber blankets and sharp knives.
Lithography - History of Lithography - It is an interesting story on how the offset or lithographic process was invented.
Lithography - Offset Plate Technology - We have come a long way from the stone plate. As you can well imagine, it would be very difficult to mount a piece of stone on modern high-speed presses. Senefelder's first press was flat, so the use of stone was easy.
Offset Lithography - It's an important printing method for designers. Learn what the offset printing process involves.
Offset Lithography - Offset Lithography is by far the most common form of commercial printing.
Offset Lithography - Offset printing is a technique that's based on the old adage, "oil and water don't mix." It is used for almost all printing on paper, including newspapers, magazines, brochures, etc. The paper products that are inserted into CD jewel cases are printed using the offset technique, as are almost all alternative cardboard packaging materials.
Offset Lithography - An art form that has evolved over the centuries and continues to evolve even today. By combining creative innovation with old-world craftsmanship, we create high-end offset projects that impress the most discerning eye. At Royal Impressions, we produce complex offset printing projects accurately, economically and on time.
Offset Lithographic Printing - Print Process Descriptions: Printing Industry Overview: Lithography
Offset Lithography - One of a number of ways to put ink on paper. It is a process that started in 17?? and is based on the principle that oil and water don't mix. Wax crayon was used on stone to create the image and when inked, the wax attracted the ink and the damp stone repelled it. Then the image was pressed onto paper and voila! the image had been transferred to the paper. Basically, that is how offset lithography
Offset Lithography - Comprehensive Analysis
Offset Lithography/Printing - Print requests that require color ink, specialty papers, custom folding or binding, or long press runs are produced on offset lithography equipment. Typical offset jobs are posters, brochures, invitations, and covers.
The Offset Press - This audio visual on "The Offset Press" is presented to further an understanding of the development and function of the sheetfed lithographic offset press.
Web-Offset Printing - Introduction - A detailed description of web offset press operation is beyond the scope of this publication or training. However, the growth of web printing for books, newspapers, magazines, business forms, etc. has made the process a major part of the printing industry. The following information will give you a brief introduction and understanding of the workings of a web offset press.
What is a Gicle and offset Lithography? - What is a Gicle and offset Lithography?
What Is Offset Lithography? - In offset lithography (also known as plantographic) printing, plates carry both the image and non-image areas on the same level (unlike letterpress where areas are raised to catch ink). The transfer of ink is controlled by an unlikely principle. The principle that oil and water don't mix.
is Waterless? - Waterless printing is an offset
lithographic printing process that eliminates the water or dampening
system used in conventional printing. It uses a special silicone
rubber coated printing plate, special ink, and typically a means
of temperature control on press.
Which is Better Digital or Offset Printing? - As technology continues to improve, the quality of digital prints also improves. Technology advancements have also made it easier for more and more businesses to enter the printing industry. Good digital printers cost a few thousands dollars…good offset printing presses may cost a few million dollars.
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Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
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When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
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Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
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