Offset commercial printing presses use four basic ink colors: CMYK, each color of ink is applied separately – one plate per color. Small dots (Halftones) of the four inks – cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K) – are deposited in specific patterns that make our eyes believe we are seeing a wide range of colors. That’s why the standard offset printing process is often called 4-color process lithography or 4-color offset printing.
The advantages of offset printing are higher quality and the best cost-effectiveness for high volume quantities. Low price per piece. The more you print, the less you pay per piece, since most of the cost is in the setup. With a commercial printer, any additional quantity costs only a few cents per sheet for the paper and ink.
Brilliant quality. Offset printing produces rich, accurate color and high-quality images and photographs, with sharp typefaces and fine details.
Refers to a method of specifying and printing colors in which each color is printed with its own ink in contrast with process color. Also known as a Pantone Matching System (PMS), used by the printing industry to print spot colors. Most applications that support color printing allow you to specify colors by indicating the Pantone name or number. This assures that you get the right color when the file is printed.
FULL COLOR DIGITAL:
Same basic process from offset with the difference that the printer puts all the different ink colors on the paper in one pass through. Perfect for small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources. It allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and even a modification of the image (variable data) used for each impression.
Printing process in which a special powder is added to the document with it adhering to the ink printed on the paper. The printed piece goes on a conveyor through a heater, while getting heated, the powder and ink mixture dries to form a raised glossy effect on the paper.
Is also considered a digital print with the advantages of a large scale and a variety of stock papers for jobs such as: banners, canvas, banner stands, window clings, car magnets, car wraps, billboards, bus advertising, and so much more.