Lithography: incredible versatility and great quality
Lithography uses the premise that water and oil don’t mix. On press, the dampeners wet the entire plate, but only the non-image areas get damp. The ink rollers transfer ink and are accepted in the image areas, but repelled by non-print areas. The image is then copied, or ‘offset’, from the plate to another cylinder called the blanket. The blanket accepts the image and then transfers it to the substrate. Lithography is used primarily for stacked, banded, or cut materials. It offers extremely high graphic reproduction with great image quality.
- Smooth appearance/clear and even impressions
- Great image quality/tight registration
- Able to use a wide range of materials/substrates
- Longer tooling lifespan