Maximize Your Printing Needs with Offset Lithography
In commercial printing, Offset Print, also called offset lithography, offset litho printer or litho-offset, is a widely used printing technique in which the inked image on a printing plate is printed on a rubber cylinder and then transferred (i.e., offset) to paper or other material.
Lithographic printing is a versatile and cost-effective printing method that can produce high-quality prints in large quantities. Whether you need coupons, brochures, tear pads, or packaging materials, lithographic printing can help you achieve your goals.
The Lithographic Printing Process
Offset Lithograph: The Versatile Printing Method
Lithograph offset printing is a versatile printing method that can be used for a wide variety of applications on a variety of materials, including paper, cardboard, and plastic. Offset lithographic prints large quantities of materials quickly and efficiently and is ideal for printing high-quality images and text. It produces sharp, clear images with vibrant colors and fine details. This makes it an ideal choice for printing materials such as eye-catching hang tags, custom post cards, and consumer goods packaging.
Offset Printing at RPI
With a six-color offset press and 10-color perfecting press combined with color management workflow we can print at a much higher line screen than conventional printing. It also produces rich, clear, high resolution images and graphics.
Additionally, we have the ability to print up to 10 colors on our Perfector offset press which allows more consistency with brand standards.
The rubber cylinder gives greater flexibility, which allows printing on thicker substrates such as 40 mil styrene.
Experts in printing, the RPI project teams can guide you with a hybrid method to maximize the benefits of both lithographic and digital print.
Advantages of Offset Printed Products:
- Large quantities can be printed cost effectively
- Price tends to decrease as volume increases
- A large variety of substrates and unique custom finishes are available
- Custom metallic and Pantone inks are available
- Offset produces the highest printing quality, with exceptional detail and color fidelity
- Our managed print services team can assist with hybrid printing combines the benefits of offset printing with the best of digital printing
The Best Printing Substrate for Lithograph Offset
It is important to consider the weight and thickness of the paper for lithographic printing to ensure the best results. The type of paper you choose can affect the quality of the print, as well as the overall look and feel of the printed material. Thicker paper is more durable and can withstand more wear and tear, making it a good choice for shelf talkers, direct mail postcards and custom packaging solutions. Lighter weight paper is more flexible and can be used for materials such as brochures and posters.
It’s also important to consider the finish of the paper. Glossy paper can produce a high-shine finish that is ideal for materials such as business cards and brochures. Matte paper produces a more subdued finish that is ideal for materials such as posters and paperboard packaging.
Learn how RPI uses G7 certification and ColorCert® to accurately reflect your brand across inks, substrates and equipment.