What is Offset Printing technique?
Offset Printing is the printing process in which we print by displacing the image’s ink, from the plate to a rubber blanket and then on the paper.
More specifically, in the beginning we create four printing plates, one for each colour. Then, we apply a very thin layer of water on the surface of each printing plate. As the image is created on the plate, its surface is lower than the non-printable surface and as a result, when printed the water will not moisten the printable surface.
The next step is to ink the printing plates. Water does not allow oil-based ink to stand on the wet surface of the plate, but only on the dry places. These dry places will form the image. Then, the ink is transferred on the rubber and hence on the paper. We repeat the process for all printing colours. In the case of CMYK printing, the paper is printed four times, one for each colour; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.
Samples of Offset printing
In this section, you can find samples of some of our projects printed with offset printing method