Printing Processes

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1. What are the advantages of photocopying?

  • Prints on nearly every surface, economic for short hand runs
  • can print on a wide range of papers, fast drying inks
  • widely available, can print on both sides of the paper easily
  • widest printing press, consistant colour separation
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2. What does an anilox roll do?

  • Applies heat to the impression cylinder
  • Applies ink to the paper from the impression cylinder
  • Applies ink to the plate and an ink pan
  • Cleans off excess ink

3. Photo-emulsion is used in commercial screen printing?

  • TRUE

4. What is gravure used for?

  • documents, handouts and posters
  • packaging, cheaper magazines, newspapers
  • High quality magazines, stamps, art/photography books
  • t-shirts, posters, plastic or metal signage

5. What is indirect printing?

  • When one cylinder transfers ink to another cylinder and that cylinder transfers the ink to the paper.
  • The image is transferred to the paper by the roll directly.


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