Printing Processes

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1. 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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2. What does an anilox roll do?

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

3. What are the disadvantage of gravure?

  • 'dots' are visible to the naked human eye, expensive set up cost
  • Colour may be inconsistent, little detail
  • Image fades over time, not economic for long print runs

4. What is colour fusion?

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

5. Lithography works on the principle of...

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

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