Just take a little time to think of all printed materials that come into contact with every day. The list could go on and on: posters, brochures, direct mail, business cards, flyers, etc. They come in all different sizes, thicknesses, colors and all varieties of creative designs. But how do these things get produced? How to go from an idea, a design, to final product? You will find here.
Commercial printing is a relatively new concept; is the process of going from work to a piece of paper or cardboard. Most companies today use a form of offset printing that transfers different amounts of four different colors for the final color image on paper. These colors are cyan, magenta, yellow and black; also known in the industry as CMYK.
To summarize the process as simple as possible, commercial printing includes determining appropriate levels of water and ink for each color. An aluminum plate determines the amount of ink allows the paper to absorb and pressure rollers of the image on paper, one by one. You need a little more detail, right?
To go into more detail: the overall printing process is actually quite simple and has not changed much in the last 100 years. Start with aluminum plates that are created (spin) of the artwork. Most of the time there is a plate for each of the four CMYK colors. Each plate was wrapped around the major cylinders that allow the ink to fill the cut or pressed into the shape of the aluminum plate. The ink is then poured into the cut and then transferred to a rubber roller.
This roller is called a blanket cylinder, which is used to allow the roll paper onto the right level for recovering ink. And finally, the printing cylinder is a roller that drives the paper through the process at about 10,000 sheets per hour to absorb the required amount of ink. Four presses – one for each of the four colors. As the paper moves along each press, gets one color at a time. The document can also end up in a heated waiting room, where you can dry before more ink is printed on the back.
There are many advantages that commercial printing is printing on standard desktop. You can create professional results and outstanding that many people can use and enjoy. Chances are, most companies use this form of professional printing for most of your printing projects. If you are interested in getting started, the key is to ask your printer the right questions and understand how the process works.