Offset printing: everything you need to know
Offset printing is one of the most common types of printing used all over the world to produce a large number of printed products, such as books, magazines, catalogs, packaging, etc.
The principle of offset printing
Offset printing is a type of flat printing in which the image is applied to the surface not directly, but through an intermediate offset shaft.
Offset printing technology includes the following stages:
Preparation of printed form. An image is applied to the photosensitive layer of a metal plate (aluminum, zinc, steel, copper or chrome).
Printing. The image from the printed form is transferred to the offset shaft, and then to the paper.
Types of offset printing
Offset printing can be classified according to various features.
By type of paint application:
Offset with moisturizing. A solution that repels paint is applied to areas with gaps.
Dry offset. Silicone is applied to areas with gaps.
By type of equipment:
Sheet offset. It is printed on separate sheets of paper.
Rotary offset. It is printed on a roll of paper.
By type of manufactured products:
Narrow format offset. Small printing products such as business cards, postcards, labels are printed.
Full-format offset. Medium format products such as books, catalogs, magazines are printed.
Wide format offset. Large format products such as posters, banners, maps are printed.
Advantages of offset printing
Offset printing has a number of advantages that make it one of the most popular types of printing:
High print quality. Offset printing provides high image quality, saturated colors and clear contours.
Affordable price. Offset printing is one of the cheapest types of printing for large runs.
Print speed. Offset printing allows you to quickly produce large runs.
The possibility of using various methods of post-printing processing. Offset printing allows you to use various methods of post-printing processing, such as varnishing, embossing, folding, etc.
Disadvantages of offset printing
Offset printing also has some disadvantages:
Impossibility to make changes to the finished layout. Offset printing is a complex technological process, so it is impossible to make changes to the finished layout.
Where to order offset printing
The company “Vasha Drukarnya” offers offset printing services at a high level. You can order offset printing of any printed products from us, from small business cards to large catalogs and magazines and packaging. We guarantee high quality printing and affordable prices.
Order offset printing at “Vasha Drukarnya” company and get the best result! Your idea is our print.