Whats the difference between flexo printing and offset printing?
- MarjorieLv 44 years ago
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. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called "fountain solution"), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free. Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on a physical surface. It is generally used for low quantity print runs, and for the customization of print media. However, with the introduction of recent digital presses by Cannon and Xerox quality the quality of reproduction is 95% of high quality offset lithography. When used correctly digital printing can greatly impact an overall communication campaign.