All of our Full Colour Offset Printing is done on our Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52.
“The Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 sets the standard…it is the most successful high-end press for high-quality general commercial work its format sector.”
Offset printing is the best choice for full color, high quality pieces. Unlike color copies that run through high speed printers, an off-set press relies on specific ink formulas to produce exact color matches and consistency.
Full-color offset printing (also referred to as four-color process) involves taking a digital artwork file and creating a “plate” for each of these four colors: cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K)
These plates are then loaded onto the press and transfer each of the colors to paper to create the finished product. Because these inks are translucent, they can be overprinted and combined to produce a wide range of colours.
If you need to match a particular color, perhaps a logo color on a letterhead or business card, spot color is something to consider. Spot colors are printed with premixed inks. Each spot color is reproduced using a single printing plate. To ensure that the color is exact, the Pantone Matching System (PMS) is used. Each PMS number references a unique spot color and these colors can be found on a swatch chart. By using this type of numbering system, you can convey the exact colors for a printed piece.
Choose offset print if:
- You are printing full-color, high quantity – usually over 1000 pieces.
- Your job bleeds (images/color go off of the edges of the paper).
- A high-quality piece is important in the final product.