About the Author: Don Weston Started working in the printing industry over 50 years ago and remains the mentor of the owner of Weston Graphics, Inc. Online Printing Services available. In my early selling days, I would walk into a major corporation’s purchasing department and see ten to twenty printers waiting for appointments. It didn’t… Continue reading Online Printing Services | Selling Printing – Or Almost Anything
Commercial Printing Los Angeles Color Photographs: Now that you are acquainted with how B & W photos are prepared for the press, you are ready for a giant leap to 4-color process. Basically the process is the same with a couple of important additions. Colors used are Cyan—Magenta—Yellow and K for black; CMYK. Each color… Continue reading Commercial Printing Los Angeles | Printing 101 Color Photographs.
Printing ink The inks used on printing presses are nothing like the inks you might use in your desk-top printer. They are custom tailored to the type of paper being used as well as the equipment doing the printing, how many colors will be used, the drying time needed, whether the printed piece includes photographs… Continue reading Commercial Printing | Printing 101 What Is Lithography? (part cinq – inks)
Types of Paper Paper: There are several types of printing paper stock: Bond, Book, Text, and Cover. Additionally, most categories can be coated or uncoated. Let’s take them one at a time. Bond Paper: These are the sulphite bond papers most used now in desk top printers where longevity is not generally a concern. Rag… Continue reading Commercial Printing | Printing 101 What Is Lithography? (part quatre)
It is time now to bring the printing plate and the printing press together. There is another printing method which goes way back. It is called Letterpress. It is still used today, usually in smaller shops. It uses movable type, a process in which type is set in slugs by machine or set by hand,… Continue reading Commercial Printing | Printing 101 What Is Lithography? (part trois)
PRINTING 101/PART 2 If you did not read part one…read it Fast forward ahead to “modern” lithography. It is now sometimes called, Photolithography and sometimes referred to as Offset Printing, which we will clarify later. It has evolved to a process whereby the typesetting and/or artwork (called copy) is supplied to the printer, Camera Ready,… Continue reading Commercial Printing | Printing 101 What Is Lithography? (part deux)
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PRINTING 101 If you were to take a flat stone and draw something on it with a crayon, wet it, roll some black ink on it and then place a sheet of paper on it and very lightly press the paper on it, you would have created a Lithograph . . . You would have… Continue reading Commercial Printing | Printing 101 What is lithography?