Offset printing

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Offset printing is a method of printing commonly used for books, magazines, newspapers, and other high-volume printing jobs. Offset printing requires that the image or text be burned onto a metal plate that is placed around a cylinder. In this type of printing, the sections of the metal plate that do not contain text or images are coated with a substance that prevents ink from being attached to these portions of the page. Large sections of paper are then moved through a series of rollers including the roller with the metal plate coated with ink producing a portion of or the final print.

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