The offset printing technique invented by American Ira W. Rubel in 1904 is a type of printing applied to the paper surface in general. Offset printing is currently used for printing the following materials; * Book * Newspaper * Magazine * Brochure * Invoice * Business card * Cardboard packaging * and so on…
The name offset is passed from the English word “OFF-SET” to the Turkish word and allows printing on paper and paper-like material up to a certain weight. Today, it is the most preferred printing system for printing books, magazines, newspapers, brochures and business cards. Especially because a large number of products can be printed at the same time, offset printing is the preferred method of printing daily newspapers.
In offset printing being one of the newest printing techniques the image required to be printed is drawn on a limestone that has been flattened with an oil-based ink. A special solution applied after this process is absorbed by the places where the image is not present and it does not penetrate into the oily regions forming the image.
In offset printing, which is a flat printing technique, either hand-made or fabricated molds are used. Although the cost is somewhat higher in fabrication molds, the quality is higher than the manual molds. In other words, choosing fabrication molds in offset printing makes printing better quality.