Dry Offset

dry offset

[¦drī ′ȯf‚set]
(graphic arts)

Dry Offset

 

a printing method in which the printing is done from letterpress or relief through an intermediate elastic surface (offset cylinder). Unlike offset lithography, dry offset does not require dampening of the plate. The printing is done on materials of varying smoothness and with less pressure than is used for letterpress printing. This increases the durability of the printing forms and virtually excludes makeready.

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It serves the textile, graphics, decor, packaging, wallpaper and industrial printing markets, with total solutions for rotary screen, UV digital inkjet processes and imaging solutions for flexo, dry offset, letterpress and rotary screen processes.
invented the dry offset egg carton printer in 1967 and the family moved to the Leavenworth area in 1974.
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