The classic form of printing in which the ink gets on the paper forms printed via blanket cylinder. Offset printing allows you to get clear and bright multi-color image on any glossy or matte paper. The seal itself is performed with a very high speed, but offset printing requires a number of preparatory pre-press operations (separations, creation and printing of forms, preparation and makeready of the press, etc.). Therefore the services of offset printing is cheaper to book for large print runs, and for large-circulation print many types of products are the only possible technology.
Printing PMG has its own equipment for offset printing medium and large runs of all types of printing products – leaflets, catalogs, labels, packaging.
Urgent offset printing
For medium and large print runs offset printing remains the most rapid, while allowing to obtain products of very high quality. But with a good printing equipment and high professionalism of its employees offset printing is a really urgent service.
Modern printing — offset and digital is a powerful computer-aided manufacturing. The time and cost offset printing can be reduced through the use of digital data transfer technologies, new technologies and materials that are used in creating printed forms, automating the change of printing forms and checkout. Provided that all operations prepress files made professionally, printing can begin quickly enough. And after the completion of training, offset printing can print 15 thousand copies per hour.
High-performance offset machines include sections of other printing methods, as well as finishing the module, that allows to reduce time and total time for the manufacture of printed products.
Offset printing technology
As the technology of printing, offset printing remains quite time-consuming. The process takes place in several stages and each requires professionalism.
Offset printing is good because you can print images with any number of colors, including the use of metallic inks. However, file preparation (color separation, image processing, fonts, putting a technical label) requires an understanding of the intricacies of the technology. To printed products looked "like on the screen," as intended by the designer, printer must control all the production steps, preferably starting with the preparation of the layout, and the quality of the materials used.
Kinds of offset printing
For offset printing you can use the material sheet and the roll (role). The choice depends on which products are produced, as well as from the circulation, the density of the paper.
Sheet-fed offset printing is suitable for small and medium runs of packaging, catalogues, brochures and other paper products or cardboard with a density of 80 g/m2.
Printing offset on the role machines is mainly used in the production of large print runs of leaflets, Newspapers on paper with a density of 75 g/m2 and below.
Advantages of offset printing
- Printing medium and large runs in a short time;
- Low cost instance with large print runs;
- Color stable high quality product: excellent transmitted color shades, halftones, the image is accurate and clear;
- You can use different kinds of paper with different density;
- There is a possibility of color correction during printing;
- Urgent service due to the high speed of printing (10-15 thousand impressions per hour).