Lithography

Advantages

Lithography reduces the per piece printing cost on very large quantites on full color print runs. The process requires more set-up complexity and time, but it combines high speed and larger sheet size options to reduce over all cost.

Limitations

  • Uniform texture
  • Output size limited to 20" x 25 3/8"

Process

  • PrePress: Metal or plastic plates
  • On Press: Petroleum or Vegetable based ink reacts with water on the printing plate to create an image on a rubber blanket that offsets to paper.
  • Post Press: Cleaning Solvents (So Cal required low VOC emissions) - Metal plates recycled - Plastic plates to landfill - Metal plate chemicals neutralized for sewer - Plastic plate chemicals hauled away by certified waste hauler.
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