Today, offset print is the most used method which has many advantages over other types of print, especially when we need high and consistent image and print quality.
It is a process used for printing on a flat surface with a plate. The image is transferred onto the offset plate which is chemically treated so that only the image area accepts the ink. Water and ink are applied on the plate. Due to chemical treatments, the ink only “sticks” to the area of the image which rejects water, while the areas without the image reject ink. Then the color from the offset plate is transferred onto the rubber mantle composed of several layers whose task is to transfer images and/or illustrations onto the paper.
Plates used in offset print are economical and quickly manufactured, and their replacement is rather fast. One of the main advantages of offset print is that it enables a very favorable price for larger circulations (>500 copies). Price of regular printing is inversely proportional to the amount of the printed material.
When we discuss its disadvantages, we need to emphasize that offset print is somewhat slower and requires at least three to six days for printing of the ordered materials. Thick colors used in offset print make printing on lighter materials more difficult and thus take longer to dry.
- the most cost efficient method when it comes to large circulations
- a more quality print than the digital print
- computer-to-plate ensures the optimum quality of print