Offset Printing

Print Place is a commercial printing company that utilizes offset printing to create its products. Advantages of offset printing compared to other printing methods include:

  • Consistent high image quality. Offset printing produces sharper and cleaner images and type than letterpress printing because the rubber blanket conforms to the texture of the printing surface.
  • Usability on a wide range of printing surfaces (including wood, cloth, metal, leather, rough paper) in addition to smooth paper.
  • Quick and easy production of printing plates
  • Longer printing plate life than on direct litho presses because there is no direct contact between the plate and the printing surface.

This technology has enabled Print Place to produce high quality products and at the same time provide competitive prices to our customers.

Printing companies today use a process called offset printing. The first part of the process involves transferring an image to a metal plate. The plate is wet with water and then the ink. Because water and ink cannot be mixed, they separate onto separate areas of the plate - the ink to the image and the water to the rest of the plate. The reason for the name, offset, is that the plate is not immediately pressed onto the printing surface. First, the image for the plate is transferred to a rubber mat and then finally printed onto the paper. The rubber adheres better to paper than the plate, providing a sharper image.

This method has several advantages to other printing methods, like letterpress. As mentioned above, the images are cleaner. Also, because the plate is not pressed directly onto the paper, the plates last much longer. Do you ever wonder why you get a better discount the more copies that you order? The reason is that the printer only has to create the plate once, so you are only paying for the small cost of paper and ink used. Finally, offset printing is quick and easy, which is why commercial printing companies should be able to offer a quick turnaround for simple paper prints.

At PrintPlace.com, we use the offset printing technique, which means quality products, cheaper prices, and a quick turnaround. Ask for a sample packet to see the professional printing that we provide. Watch your quote change immediately as you customize your order. We offer a one day turnaround for most products. Other services include mailing, proofs, and a design team if needed. So choose PrintPlace.com as your offset printer and get the professional results you desire.

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