Printing Processes

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1. What are the advantages of photocopying?

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

  • Prints on nearly every surface, economic for short hand runs
  • widely available, quick drying time, toner fades over time
  • widest printing presses, fades over time

3. Lithography works on the principle of...

  • Raised surfaces catch the ink
  • Oil and water repelling
  • Photo Emulsion

4. What does an anilox roll do?

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

5. What is colour fusion?

  • Dots of colour blend to create a new colour
  • Layers or colour are overlayed- CMYK

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