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DifferentTypes of Printing
Techniques
The Primary PrintingTechniques
DIGITAL PRINTING
Digital printing, a fast developing technology, is a
modern method of printing without the need
for a pri...
Images are sent directly to a printer using
graphics software such as InDesign or
Illustrator, and digital files such as P...
ENGRAVING
Engraving creates a raised
surface on paper while inking.
A metal die is created with an
impression which is cut...
FLEXOGRAPHY
Used for product packaging, it uses plastic
or rubber printing plates that are flexible, to
print on foil, pla...
GRAVURE
Commonly used for packaging and labels in
extremely large catalog and magazine runs
gravure is a process that is m...
LETTERPRESS
Letterpress is the oldest printing technique
known, pioneered in the 15th Century by
Johannes Gutenberg. Ink i...
OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY
This process of printing uses printing plates on
flat surfaces. Water and ink is applied to the
image o...
REPROGRAPHICS
A term for duplication or photocopying images
that are a virtual likeness of the original.The
process can be...
SCREEN PRINTING
Screen printing is used for printing onT-Shirts
and billboards. It is also used for CD printing
and graphi...
THERMOGRAPHY
Thermography is commonly known as “poor
man’s engraving” and is used for stationery
printing.A special powder...
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Different Types of Printing Techniques

  1. 1. DifferentTypes of Printing Techniques The Primary PrintingTechniques
  2. 2. DIGITAL PRINTING Digital printing, a fast developing technology, is a modern method of printing without the need for a printing press or the creation of a printing plate, and includes ink-jet and laser printing. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  3. 3. Images are sent directly to a printer using graphics software such as InDesign or Illustrator, and digital files such as PDFs, for printing in an office environment. It is ideal for on demand printing jobs, variable printing and fine art printing. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  4. 4. ENGRAVING Engraving creates a raised surface on paper while inking. A metal die is created with an impression which is cut into the surface and filled with opaque engraving ink. When pressed against the paper, it creates raised areas which are coated with ink. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  5. 5. FLEXOGRAPHY Used for product packaging, it uses plastic or rubber printing plates that are flexible, to print on foil, plastic, brown paper, acetate film and all types of packaging materials. Typical applications are milk cartons, candy wrappers, plastic bags, disposable cups and all types of paper such as envelopes, newspapers and labels. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  6. 6. GRAVURE Commonly used for packaging and labels in extremely large catalog and magazine runs gravure is a process that is mostly used for fine art prints. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  7. 7. LETTERPRESS Letterpress is the oldest printing technique known, pioneered in the 15th Century by Johannes Gutenberg. Ink is applied to a raised portion of the plastic or metal printing plate, which is applied to the paper, leaving an inked impression. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  8. 8. OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY This process of printing uses printing plates on flat surfaces. Water and ink is applied to the image on a printing plate which is chemically treated so that only the colors, types and shape on the plate will accept ink. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  9. 9. REPROGRAPHICS A term for duplication or photocopying images that are a virtual likeness of the original.The process can be electronic, mechanical or photographic such as xerography, photocopying, scanning or digital printing. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  10. 10. SCREEN PRINTING Screen printing is used for printing onT-Shirts and billboards. It is also used for CD printing and graphics. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/
  11. 11. THERMOGRAPHY Thermography is commonly known as “poor man’s engraving” and is used for stationery printing.A special powder is applied to a document which adheres to the ink on the paper. More info on: http://abps.net.au/printing-services-gold-coast/

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