Offset printing has come from lithography and it is used on a flat surface, using printing plates. Through the process an image is transferred to printing plate which is made of a variety of metal and paper. Once it gets printed on the material then it gets treated chemically. Through the chemical treatment only the image area will intake ink and rest of the area will reject it as the water and ink is applied on the plate. The treatment has a nature that its ink only sticks to image area and leaves rest of the part. Even after knowing the process and treatment, professionals work hard to take varied precautions to stay away from any blunder. Once the treatment gets over, the plate is rolled on to a rubber cylinder applying the inked area and in turn the rubber cylinder applies the image to the paper. Due to this method the process is known as Offset printing.
There are two types of offset printing machines are used in industry where all small, medium and large corporations use it for high volume production. Offset printing brings high and consistent quality image which is one of the biggest advantages for the company. Some other advantages of Offset printing are as follows:
- The machine carry a good speed which is capable to produce business cards, magazines, mail pieces, books, flyers and cover pages very quickly.
- Variable Data Merging features of the machine enable the professionals to merge data (customer’s information) into the final product.
- Efficiency level of the machine is high as it can even collate the information while printing process.
With each of these advantages, the professionals are enough capable to meet the need on their client’s need and experience better business too. To bring pace at production level, industrialist as per their own requirement can install this machine in their factory.