Litho Printing

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Litho Printing

For your high definition 4 colour images, our UK litho printers ensure the highest standards and image clarity. Using a base white PVC to give your design the platform to shine, our litho printers can convert your creative ideas into reality,

Our litho printers ensure your image stays perfect with the use of high quality UV sealers for the ultimate protection.

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, for example, letterpress printing; this is because the rubber blanket conforms to the texture of the printing surface;
  • Quick and easy production of printing plates;
  • Longer printing plate life than on direct litho presses because there is no direct contact between the plate and the printing surface. Properly developed plates used with optimised inks and fountain solution may achieve run lengths of more than a million impressions;
  • Cost. Offset printing is the cheapest method for producing high quality prints in commercial printing quantities;
  • Ability to adjust the amount of ink on the fountain roller with screw keys. Most commonly, a metal blade controls the amount of ink transferred from the ink trough to the fountain roller. By adjusting the screws, the operator alters the gap between the blade and the fountain roller, increasing or decreasing the amount of ink applied to the roller in certain areas. This consequently modifies the density of the colour in the respective area of the image. On older machines one adjusts the screws manually, but on modern machines the screw keys are operated electronically by the printer controlling the machine, enabling a much more precise result.