offset lithography


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offset lithography

a printing method in which the image on a plate is offset onto a rubber blanket from which it is transferred onto the surface to be printed.
See also: Printing
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Noun1.offset lithography - offset printing by lithography
lithography - a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
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Particularly affected are flat tints, such as blue sky and some flesh tones, areas where, without correction inkjet presses struggle to compete with offset lithography and flexography.
Computers were in their infancy, innovation was about advances in offset lithography and origination, and the major disruptive technology was the photocopier.
The industry reverting to an offset lithography colour printing channel separation technique, in order to produce multiple channel images representing Red, Green and Blue, (RGB,) which are then each stored on to monochrome film.
What lifted the lid on decorated tins, though, was the introduction of offset lithography. The process originated probably in France, but it was patented in Britain in 1877 by Robert Barclay.
Schlenk has developed metallic pigments and intermediate products and solutions for a wide variety of printing substrates and processes, including offset lithography, flexo, gravure and screen printing as well as bronzing.
* Offset lithography priming--up to 7-color with in-line aqueous & UV coating
More correctly, we can't sell letterpress that looks the way it did before offset lithography. Making a print that doesn't bruise the verso takes a great deal of skill; making a crisp impression that does the same thing also requires skill.
While YouTube videos provide great tools to \ illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of silkscreening, offset lithography and letterpress printing technologies, working with industry, and ^ printing a real job provides the most effective learning experience.
When a miner is injured, coal dust in the wound creates blue scars - which is called 'being mapped.' .' The portraits by Hilary Powell are also maps - layered coalfaces produced through the processes of stone and offset lithography and printed using coal dust.
The Blade was one of a handful of major papers in the mid-1980s to convert to flexography, then thought to be a superior reproduction process to offset lithography. The flexo boomlet never took off and The Blade told unions it can only buy printing plates from one supplier, which is in the United Kingdom, the Free Press reported.