Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface.
Offset Printing Advantages
Advantages of offset printing compared to other printing methods include:
- Consistent high image quality. Offset printing produces sharp and clean images and type more easily than letterpress printing because the rubber blanket conforms to the texture of the printing surface.
- Works on a wide range of printing surfaces
- Many modern offset presses use computer-to-plate systems as opposed to the older computer-to-film work flows, further increasing quality.