Introduction

Everything you wanted to know about Printing
Especially Lithography Offset - but were afraid to ask!

Printing is a means of graphic communications. It is the reproduction of quantities of images, which can be seen or perceived visually. Regardless of the great number and variety of printed products they all have one thing in common; each has the same visible image produced in quantity.

Today’s printer owes much to the Age of Science, particularly to electronics, computers, chemistry, optics and mechanics. Modern printing has become highly sophisticated. While the mechanics of printing has not changed greatly, the surrounding other technologies have. As new pre-press systems, plate, electronic controls, and paper have been developed along with other products of modern science and research, printing has gradually been transformed from an art to a science.