Offset printing - types and types
Offset printing is the most popular type of printing in today's printing industry. It is true that it has many varieties and uses different techniques and materials (paint, paper). The main division is cold printing, where the paint is fixed by soaking into paper. While the 'hot' offset where the printed paper web passes through the drying tunnel.
The classic offset (water) is associated with the use of water rollers and hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, however, this method is already abandoned due to the difficulty in obtaining a good balance of water and oil paint.
The successor of this method is anhydrous offset printing where silicone molds are used instead of water.
Internet printing is the latest trend on the market and it is not surprising that users - more modern - are eager to use such printers. The advantages of this solution are certainly clear and predetermined conditions of printing, checking the files by the script and the speed of implementation.
Like every innovation, it also has its drawbacks - we can not check the printout but it is sent to us, which limits the possibilities of complaint. Sometimes software errors occur. However, the worst drawback is the lack of individuality in such online orders, and this is something that is valued by not one regular customer.
The printing itself is a department wide as the sea and various fishes in this sea are swimming. From simple leaflets to large banners or window stickers. With such a broad concept, it is sometimes difficult to say what the printing company specializes in.
Some factories are choosing low-volume small-format prints, others for stickers, and others only for large-format printing. What sometimes makes it difficult to choose one plant for our orders, but what the market is like, and the price of services and their quality are also important.