Offset printing is the most popular type of printing in today's printing industry. It is true that it has many varieties and uses different techniques and materials (paint, paper). The main division is cold printing, where the paint is fixed by soaking into paper. While the 'hot' offset where the printed paper web passes through the drying tunnel.
The classic offset (water) is associated with the use of water rollers and hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, however, this method is already abandoned due to the difficulty in obtaining a good balance of water and oil paint.
The successor of this method is anhydrous offset printing where silicone molds are used instead of water.
Online printers are gaining more and more supporters, not surprisingly when more and more commerce is done online. This is a very convenient solution, because you can immediately overcome mistakes made by potential customers when placing an order.
Often, they send a bad file in the wrong format, with the web printing this error is still captured by the script itself accepting the order. Of course, such printers also have their drawbacks, ie the lack of the possibility of an individualized approach to the client and his needs, unless we get a really good printing house.
Printers in Homes and Printers
Who today does not have a printer at home. Their prices are becoming more affordable and operating costs lower. Multifunction devices offer increasingly larger scanning resolutions, less margin, larger formats, etc.
But still, such home printers are far behind the professional equipment used in professional printers. Not to mention the much larger range of techniques used, which have nothing to do with those we know from home printers. Printed roll, solvent, water, anhydrous - long to exchange. The quality of such printouts is higher, which entails the obvious higher costs of printing itself.