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Fundamentals of Printing. Four or Five Colour Printing Process Used to reproduce Photos or Artwork Your colour printer will possible have three colour cartridges and maybe five depending on the cost of the printer

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Fundamentals of printing

Fundamentals of Printing

Four or Five Colour Printing Process

Used to reproduce Photos or Artwork

Your colour printer will possible have three colour cartridges and maybe five depending on the cost of the printer

Single colour graphicsreproduction does not need the four colour process and can be produced using a specialist ink.

Extra rollers can be added but best avioded because of the cost


Printing processes

Printing Processes

The different printing methods are

Gravure

Lithography

Screen

Flexography

Letterpress

Digital


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Flexography

Flexographic presses are capable of producing good quality impressions on many different materials

The least expensive and simplest of the printing processes used for decorating and packaging printing.

  • relatively simple operation

  • easily adapted to the use of water-based inks.


Flexography

Flexography


Gravure

Gravure

Gravure printing is used for long run, high quality printing producing a sharp, fine image.

  • Food packaging

  • Wall paper

  • Wrapping paper

  • Furniture laminates

  • Paneling 

  • Greeting cards

  • Magazines


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Lithographic press will cost in the range of £50,000 cost of gravure press will be in the range of £500,000


Screen printing

Screen Printing


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Screen Printing Machines


Offset lithographic

Offset Lithographic

Well suited for printing both text and illustrations in short to medium length runs of up to 1,000,000 impressions.

General commercial printing

Newspapers Books

Business Forms

Financial and Legal Documents


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Plates undergo chemical treatment that render the image area of the plate

oleophilic (oil-loving) ink-receptive

hydrophilic (water-loving) ink repellant


Letterpress

Letterpress

Potato Printing


Digital printing

Digital Printing

Recent development

Work directly from electronic data and avoid the intermediate stage of films.

Very cost effective for short runs.

The quality is not yet up to lithography standards but is improving steadily and is adequate for many purposes


Fundamentals of printing

Digital Printing


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