Offset Printing from ChromaGraphics
Offset lithography is one of the most common ways of creating printed matter. Compared to other printing methods, offset printing is best suited for economically producing large volumes of high quality print using the transfer process (known as offset) to accurately relocate the ink from the printing machine to a substrate. Sheet-fed-lithography is commonly used for printing of magazines, brochures, stationery and general commercial printing. In sheet-fed offset, the printing is carried out on single sheets of paper as they are fed to the press one at a time. Sheet-fed presses use mechanical registration to relate each sheet to one another to ensure that they are reproduced with the same imagery in the same position on every sheet running through the press.
One noted difference from offset to digital is the ability for offset printing to use Pantone colors for matching and
generating color consistency in Marketing material. The standard method of reproducing photographic imagery is the process method. The process method is defined through the use of four standardized colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black) to simulate the color gamut. When these colors cannot be matched to the level of client satisfaction, ChromaGraphics can use Pantone colors to more closely reproduce. This combination of capabilities is another key difference when comparing ChromaGraphics to any other printer.
Computer-to-plate (CTP) is a newer technology that allows the imaging of plates without the use of analog film. By eliminating the stripping, compositing, and traditional plate making processes, CTP altered the printing industry, which led to reduced prepress times, lower costs of labor, and improved print quality. ChromaGraphics uses CTP along with state-of-the-art Sheet-fed-Litho equipment to reproduce high volume orders. The ability to integrate offset printing with digital printing is a key element to why ChromaGraphics/Reach360 are competitive on so many different products and volume levels. Our clients consistently compliment our consulting expertise and problem solving assistance on projects that we are involved in prior to file submission.