Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers.
The other engraving is quite a different affair: the ship hove-to upon the open sea, and in the very heart of the Leviathanic life, with a Right Whale alongside; the vessel (in the act of cutting-in) hove over to the monster as if to a quay; and a boat, hurriedly pushing off from this scene of activity, is about giving chase to whales in the distance.
The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation and the Foundation of the Flexographic Technical Association present The Flexographic Printing Process. This audiovisual is intended to introduce the viewer to the printing process of flexography and to provide an overview of the versatile flexographic printing industry.
Also called conventional gravure engraving, diffusion-etch is the oldest method of gravure cylinder engraving. It uses two film positives, one of which is a film positive of the image (solid areas, text, or continuous-tone, variable-density image) the other being a special gravure screen, containing between 100:200 lines per inch.
In intaglio printing, the lines to be printed are cut into a metal plate by means either of a cutting tool called a burin, held in the hand – in which case the process is called engraving; or through the corrosive action of acid – in which case the process is known as etching.
Planographic printing means printing from a flat surface, as opposed to a raised surface (as with relief printing) or incised surface (as with intaglio printing). Lithography and offset lithography are planographic processes that rely on the property that water will not mix with oil.
Fast and simplified engraving methods for flexo and dry-offset. SPGPrints offers digital Pre-press systems for imaging plates, screens and sleeves. These bring enormous performance improvements to manufacturing processes for labels, textiles and numerous industrial printing applications, including wallcovering and pad printing.