What is offset printing?

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Offset Printing is a style of print reproduction that “offsets” the printed image. What does that mean? It means that the “inked” printing plate does not directly touch the paper. There is an intermediate blanket that transfers the image from the plate to the page. The end result is noticeable to a trained eye but the casual observer will notice a rich color along a unique and pleasant smell of ink on paper.

Offset printed stands out from  digital printing in several ways.  First is quality of image for both fine print and details as well as large solid shapes. There is a balance of ink and water that is controlled the  pressman in order to achieve the best image quality for any given project. Our style of offset printing relies on the chemistry of oil and water.

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