Wednesday, 29 September 2010

At the printers

Notes 1

Notes 3 & 4

Rotary printing see examples
Offset Lithography (Litho) - etched alluminium plates are wrapped around a cylinder.
Rotogravure (Gravue) - Copper plates used, more refined and durable. Suitable for massive print runs.
Flexography (Flexo) - Polymer plate, not as good registration but ideal for plastic stock.

Digital printing see examples
RIP (Raster Image Processor) software is used and is good for small print runs (-500).

Screen Printing see examples
Automated machines for huge print runs. Lots of arms with lots of inks. Not just one screen used.

Pad printing see examples
Transfer of a 2D image onto a 3D object.

No comments:

Post a Comment