What is litho printing?

Also known as litho or offset printing, the lithographic printing process has been around for centuries, and despite modern advancements in the industry such as digital print technologies, litho still remains a popular choice for producing high quality, high volume prints.

How it works: Modern lithographic printing involves the creation of printing plates which are treated in such a way that, when ink is applied, the wet non-image areas repel the oil-based inks (oil and water do not mix), adhering only to the images to be printed. The ink is then transferred onto a rubber blanket which is then pressed onto the paper or other substrates as it is pulled through the machine.

Benefits of litho printing

  • Most cost effective printing process for large print runs (unit cost goes down as quantity goes up)
  • Flexible in terms of paper stock, sizes and textures
  • Allows the widest range of colour re-production
  • Unrivalled image quality

Sign Aces boasts the flexibility of state-of-the-art Heidelberg sheet fed 12 and 10 colour presses as well as computer-to-plate technology to ensure the highest quality prints in the fastest time.

Sign Aces’ litho printing offerings include:

  • Annual Reports
  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Postcards
  • Newsletters
  • Folders
  • Company Brochures
  • Company Profiles
  • Company Stationery
  • Photographic / Full Colour Books
  • Leaflets
  • Pamphlets

For all your high quality, high quantity print needs – nothing beats the proven versatility that litho printing provides.