offset lithography


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Related to offset lithography: flexography, Gravure Printing

offset lithography

[′ȯf‚set li′thäg·rə·fē]
(graphic arts)
A system of printing that depends on the principle that the printing area accepts greasy ink while the nonprinting area is dampened with water and repels the ink; in practice, the image from a plate is offset onto the rubber blanket of an impression cylinder, and transferred to a sheet of paper.
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observe offset lithography and ink-jet printing and recognize the difference between the two printing technologies.
Offset lithography produces a very high quality product at speeds that previously were possible only in the gravure process.
The Summit included tutorials on patent issues facing the imaging industry and the displacement of offset lithography by inkjet and toner-based presses.
a longtime provider of offset lithography plates to printers in general and newspaper printers specifically, said in mid-March that it had acquired the plate-making business of Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging Inc.
From the earliest stages of his mature career, his objects challenged what a photograph or photographic image might be--from a transparency mounted in a light box (Kodak Safety Film/Christmas Mistake, 1971) to one layered between sheets of Plexiglas to create a threedimensional, handheld object (Venus Mirrored, 1968); from offset lithography on magazines (Periodical #6, Third Group, 1971) to large bas-relief collages of Hindu deities made with lascivious images, from magazines (Shiva and Parvati Seated, Embracing, and Their Son Ganesha,1991).
Standard Register has developed an ink that can be printed by offset lithography and letterpress, which is pigment-free, so it is applied like a clean varnish, and provides enhanced toner adhesion on printed and unprinted paper.
Flexography is one of three major printing processes, which include offset lithography, used mainly in magazine and newspaper printing, and gravure, often used in packaging, which involves printing with an engraved copper cylinder.
The predominant printing press technology used is offset lithography, but the industry is transitioning to digital presses for many applications.
Now, however, offset lithography is available in the Gallus RCS 330, the top of the line machine.
Thirty years ago I was told by fellows with some gray in their beards that when they were youngsters in the business, skeptics said that this newfangled offset lithography thing would never fly.
GRACoL[R] is an IDEAlliance color reproduction specification for sheetfed offset lithography and ISO inks.