Lithographic “Offset”

What & why ‘litho’ printing?

Lithography (from the ancient Greek lithos, meaning “stone”, and graphein, meaning “to write”) is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. Printing would be transferred from lithographic limestone, but more recently the process is carried out using metal plates. Popularised in 1796 by German author and actor, Alois Senefelder, it was used as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works.

At PrintWorks we believe nothing says, “staying power,” more than a company with litho printing. As the longest standing print form, litho is about high volume print, with computer-to-plate workflows offering consistent quality images. This makes it the most cost effective method to produce commercial printing quantities.

Litho will happily accommodate a range of stock from 60gsm up to 500gsm on textured, matte or gloss paper. Litho can best handle metallic inks and uv varnish application more successfully than digital, making litho great for magazines, annual reports,calendars, boxmaking, letterheads, folders




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