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Offset Printing: Ready, (Off)Set, Go!

Offset printing is a technique in which the image is transferred, or “offset,” from a printing plate to a rubber blanket to the paper. It’s called "offset" because the ink is not transferred directly from the plate to the printing surface, as it is with something like letterpress printing.

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CMYK vs Spot Color Printing

Two of the most common printing styles are with Spot Colors and CMYK. Previously, we discussed in this post, spot colors refer to a single solid color to print with. A print job can have multiple spot colors. Usually spot colors are printed using the Pantone (PMS) color system that allows for consistent color outcomes across various orders. 

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Screen Printing: Getting Your Designs Beyond The Frame.

Screen printing, or silk screen printing, is a printing method where a fine mesh screen is stretched across a frame and ink is placed into the screen. Screen printing is done one color at a time. So each screen will be printing only one of the design colors. That’s why you’ll have one screen setup cost per color, per print location. The most common items that use screen printing are t-shirts, hoodies, apparel, reusable water bottles, and metal signage.

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