What is Printing
It basically refers to the process of reproducing text and images with the use of ink on paper with the help of printing press.it is carried on a large scale and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.
The earliest form of printing was the woodblock printing. The technology of printing played a key role in the development of the renaissance and the scientific revolution.
Printing is further divided into two:
Offset printing is the most commonly used technique of printing in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface.
Development of this offset printing came into existence in two versions:
*In 1875 by Robert Barclay of England
*in 1904 by Ira Washington Rubel of united states.
It is also called offset because the ink is not transferred directly onto the paper.
It is a time consuming process and requires large quantity of ink and provides accurate color reproduction.
Digital printing doesn’t use plates as offset does, but instead uses options such as toner or larger printers that do not uses liquid ink.Digital printing shines when lower quantities are needed.
Advantages of Digital Printing:
*Print only the amount you need.
*Inexpensive black and white.
*It is used for various printing processes.