- Rotary printing
- Digital printing
- Screen printing
- Pad printing
A printing process where the printing plates are wrapped around a cylinder.
Etched aluminium plates are wrapped around a cylinder and transfer ink to an offset rubber blanket roller and then onto the print surface.
Copper plates print straight onto the print surface, plates are more durable so better for long print runs.
Uses a positive mirror image flexible relief plate. Can be used for printing almost any type of substrate including plastic, metallic films, cellophane and paper. Transfers 'sticky' ink, normally low quality so used for disposable print such as food packaging.
Suited for short run print jobs, able to print on a range of medias from paper to metal. Has a higher cost than traditional offset printing methods, but usually cheaper in the long run by the saving of the making of the printing plates.
A woven mesh to support an ink blocking stencil. It is more versatile than more traditional printing methods, the surface does not have to be printed under pressure unlike lithography. Different inks can be used to work with a variety of different materials such as textiles, ceramics , wood, paper, glass and metal.
A printing process that allows you to transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object.
Design for print usually falls under four categories:
Branding and identity