Offset printing is a common printing technique used for producing high-quality printed materials such as brochures, books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed media in large quantities.
In offset printing, the printing plates are first created with the desired image or text to be printed. These plates are then transferred to a rubber blanket, which in turn transfers the image onto the printing surface. This process is known as offsetting, hence the name “offset printing.”
Offset printing is often preferred over other printing methods because it can produce high-quality prints with accurate color reproduction, sharpness, and clarity. It is also efficient and cost-effective for producing large quantities of printed materials.
One of the advantages of offset printing is the ability to use a wide range of printing substrates, including paper, cardstock, and plastic. Additionally, it allows for the use of a variety of ink types, including metallic and fluorescent inks.
Offset printing is commonly used in the commercial printing industry, but it also has applications in other industries such as packaging, label printing, and even fabric printing.