What is Offset Printing?
Offset printing is often considered the gold standard for quality flat-printing and can be applied to a variety of paper stocks and materials. This printing method is the most commonly seen on day-to-day items including stationery, brochures, business cards etc.
Once a file has been created, it is transferred onto metal plates that are ‘hung’ on the press. One plate is made for each of the colours used, CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) for a four colour process or a Pantone colour for a single colour job.
The required stock is then cut to size and is run through the press which can take anywhere between 30 minutes to a few days, depending on the complexity of the job. Once the press run is complete, the final touches are made which can include binding, die cutting, scoring, numbering or perforating.