Decoration achieved using the offset printing technique is characterized by its excellent print quality in relation to its cost. Offset printing is a type of flat printing in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and from the blanket to the printing surface.
This printing technique makes it possible to reproduce even the most intricate details.
The printing is done in the CMYK color model with the option of using additional colors. The printing process can be completed within a very short time period, thanks to the rapidity and ease with which a set of printing plates can be prepared.
The following types of offset printing exist:
- Cold offset printing (the ink is fixed by soaking into the paper);
- Hot offset printing (the ink is fixed by soaking into the paper and evaporating at high temperatures).