Printing Processes

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  • Offset Lithography
  • Flexography
  • Screen Printing
  • Gravure

It Has Advantages, Disadvantages, Applications and Diagrams

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Printing Processes
Process Advantage Disadvantage Applications Diagram
Offset Lithography Good reproduction quality Colour variation due to Business stationary
Inexpensive water/ink mixture Brochures
Able to print on a wide Paper can stretch due to Posters
range of paper dampening Magazines
High printing speeds Set up costs are high and
Widely available make it uneconomic for
short runs
Can only be used on flat
Requires good quality
Flexography High speed printing process Difficult to reproduce fine Packaging
Fast drying inks detail Less-expensive magazines
Can print on same presses Colour may not be Newspapers
as letterpress consistent
Set up costs high and is
only used on prints over
Screen Printing Stencils easy to produce Difficult to achieve fine T-Shirts
Versatile detail Posters
Economic for short or hand Long drying times Plastic and Metal Signage
produced runs
Fully automatic methods
Gravure Consistent colour High costs of engraved High Quality Art and
reproduction printing plates and Photographic books
High speed printing cylinders Postage stamps
Widest printing presses Only efficient for long runs
Ink dries upon evaporation Prints dots that are visible
Good results on a lower Expensive set up costs
quality paper



This is very useful but it would be better if there were the processes of each.

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