When your project requires the highest quality in printing, Offset printing is the way to go. From spot colors to full color process, we ensure bright vibrant colors that will exceed your expectations and meet your tight deadlines.
With our high tech offset printing equipment and direct to plate technology, we can offer quick turnarounds, such as next day or 2-4 days, that traditionally was only available with Digital Printing. When you need quick printing and cheap prices without sacrificing quality, give us a call or request a quote through our quote request form. We would love to be the only Central Florida Printer you'll ever need.
What is Offset Printing and How does it compare to Digital Printing?
Offset printing is the preferred method of printing by Creative Printing & Publishing Printing, and most other commercial printers, because it produces the highest quality printing possible. When you hear the term Offset Printing this refers to a technique of printing that has been around since 1903. I won't bore you with the history of offset printing but it is interesting to note that the technology of the process really hasn't changed much over the past 100 years. Although advances in technology have simplified the process and highly increased the quality.
The technique can be described whereby ink is spread onto a metal plate that has been etched according to the image file. The ink is then transferred onto a rubber blanket and finally applied to the paper. The rubber blanket presses firmly into the grooves of the paper resulting in a very high image quality.
So you may ask yourself, how does this process compare to Digital Printing and how do I know which process to ask for when placing an order with Creative Printing & Publishing? There are many factors that would decide which process to use, but the most simple common factor is quantity. Other benefits of Offset Printing are listed below. Although Offset printing set-up costs are relatively high, once the quantity increases past a certain point (usually 1,000 pieces) it is much cheaper per piece than Digital Printing. Since there are no setup costs involved with Digital Printing, small quantities can be done very cheaply when compared to Offset. Typically the runs are under 1,000 pieces of regular 8.5x11 sheet size.
Offset Printing can be printed as 1, 2, 3 or 4 color.
Benefits Of Offset Printing
- Consistent high image quality
- Inexpensive per piece cost with high quantities
- Larger sheet sizes available
- More choices and textures of paper avaialable