A more or less distinct transfer of a printed page or picture to the opposite page, when the pages are pressed together before the ink is dry or when it is poor; an unitended transfer of an image from one page to another; called also setoff.
See offset printing.
(also called offset litho[graphy]) a printing process so called because the plate does not print directly onto the paper (as in most other processes), but onto an intermediate cylinder covered with a rubber blanket, from which the ink is transferred onto the paper; this is the more common form of lithography (the other is â€˜direct lithographyâ€™): because the image is offset onto an intermediate medium, the paper does not come into contact with water
In printing the process of transferring an image from the image carrier (plate) to the substrate through an intermediate rubber blanket cylinder. Also see set-off.
In printing, the process of using an intermediate blanket cylinder to transfer an image from the image carrier to the substrate. Short for offset lithography. Offset paper is specifically made to be printed by the offset process. Today the majority of sheeted paper is made suitable for offset printing. Heavier weights are known as offset cartridge.
An unintentional or faulty transfer of wet ink from a printed sheet to another in contact with it. This is sometimes caused by wet ink when the book was initially bound.
indirect printing used primarily in lithography where the ink is transferred from the plate to a blanket and then from blanket to paper
An erroneous variation of the word "setoff". Ink that is unintentionally transferred from the printed substrate to the back of the sheet above it as the pieces are stacked in a pile. See also: setoff.
A method of printing in which the inked image is transferred to an intermediary support, such as the rubber cylinders of an offset press, and from that to the sheet of paper. This term most often designates a print reproduced commercially in fairly large runs, or one that is photomechanically reproduced.
(1) A printing process that transfers an inked image from a plate to a roller. The roller then applies the ink to paper. (2) The transfer of part of a stamp design or an overprint from one sheet to the back of another, before the ink has dried (also called set off). Such impressions are in reverse (see Mirror image). They are different from stamps printed on both sides.
Partially transferring ink from a freshly printed surface to an adjacent surface, such as another sheet of paper.
Printing technique in which the ink is transferred from the printing plate to a "blanket" cylinder and then to the paper or material on which it is to be printed (short for offset lithography)
An indirect form of printing in which the ink is transferred from the printing plate to a rubber blanket and then to the substrate.
A form of printing in which the ink is transferred from a planographic printing plate (a plate having no raised surfaces) to a rubber blanket and subsequently to the paper. Also referred to as lithography.
Usually rare book dealers refer here to the unintentional and faulty transfer of ink not yet dry to a printed sheet or next sheet that is laid over it.
The most common method for printing, an image is "burned" into a printing plate, which is applied to one cylinder on a press. The image is then transferred to another cylinder before being applied to the paper.
Currently the most common commercial printing method, in which ink is offset from the printing plate to to a rubber roller then to paper.
The transfer of ink from one page to another, either as a printed page or an engraving.
A printing process, used by most newspapers, where the image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, then printed on paper.
a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
The transfer of an improperly or incompletely dried ink from the face of the print to the back of the stock on top of it in the roll or pile. The accidental transfer of ink from the idler or other rolls in a press to the web.
Offset Litho. A printing method.
Printing in which the image is transferred from plate to paper by means of a rubber covered cylinder. A general term for offset lithography.
In printing the process of using an intermediate cylinder called a "blanket" to transfer an image from the image carrier (the plate) to the paper. A web press uses rolls of paper and prints both sides and folds it all in one operation. A sheetfed press uses sheets of paper and typically only prints one side at a time. Offset also refers to a commodoity uncoated paper, ie 50# offset. [Back
The most common type of COMMERCIAL PRINTING. Also known as Offset Lithography, the term refers to the process of transferring an image to a rubber blanket. The rubber blanket transfers (of â€˜offsetsâ€(tm)) the image to the paper
Litho printing process that uses a blanket to transfer the image from the plate to the sheet.
Common term for offset lithography, in which the image is offset from the printing plate onto a rubber blanket and from there to the paper; also known as litho.
A printing technique in which the inked image is transferred from the plate to a clean cylinder, which in turn transfers the image to the sheet of paper or paperboard. The term is usually combined with the printing method, as in offset lithography.
The transfer of ink from one page onto the facing page as a result of the papers being stacked before the ink is completely dry
A printing process where the image is transferred from a litho plate to an offset blanket before being imprinted on the paper, using lithography (image areas receive ink/repel water and non-image areas accept water/repel ink).
A printing process using an inked plate of the image and transferring that image to a rubber blanket and then to the paper
A printing process that transfers an image to the paper using ink (and not laser printing). The term is an abbreviated one for offset lithography.
Term used when referring to printing by lithography.
When ink transfers from one page to another page. [Back to the Top
Commonly used in mass-production of magazines, newspapers, and D&D modules. First, a master copy is created (today it's done on a computer; prior to the mid-1980's, it was typed, typeset, and/or hand-drawn). Next, this master is photographed. The negative images are then developed -- however, instead of shining the light onto a piece of white paper (a photo), the light is shone onto a chemically-treated, flexible aluminum plate. Another chemical is applied (technically, a "fixer"), and then the plates are scrubbed clean of the chemicals. The latent (now positive) image is left behind on the plate. These plates are then wrapped around metal drums in the press, and paper is wrapped around another drum. That's where the term "offset" comes from -- the printing drum is offset from the paper drum. The printing drum is rolled through ink, the paper drum is brought into contact with it, and voila -- you have a final, printed image. Note that this final print is only one color. To get a second color (or more), you need to run it through the machine with another ink well. A way to "fake" a lighter shade of color (i.e., gray) is to use the halftone process.
Accidental transfer of printing inks or coating from surface of a sheet to back of another sheet.
A printing method in which the design is transferred by ink from the image to another surface and then applied to the paper.
A method in which the plate or cylinder transfers an ink image to an offset or transfer roller, which then transfers the image to stock.
The process of printing with ink, rather than duplicating toner, for long press runs
Common term used for offset-lithography. Also used to refer to smudges of ink transferred from one printed sheet to another.
An indirect printing process. Ink is transferred to paper from a blanket that carries an impression from the printing plate, rather than directly from the printing plate itself. Generally, when we say 'offset' we mean 'offset Lithography,' even though other printing processes, such as letterpress, may also use this indirect technique.
1. A type of conventional (non-demand type) printing employing a plate cylinder with areas of hydrophobic, (water-repulsive) and hydrophilic (water-compatible) areas. The hydrophobic areas will then attract oil-based printing inks. This image is also transferred to a blanket cylinder, which then contacts the surface to be printed. Also known as lithography. 2. A defect in a printing system where a printed image is transferred onto the back of another printed sheet of paper because the ink is not dried before the second paper contacted it.
An erroneous variation of the word "setoff". Ink that is unintentionally transferred from a printed sheet to the back of the sheet above it as the pieces are stacked in a pile when printed.
A commercial form of lithographic printing which transfers ink from a plate onto a rubber surface and then to the paper.
Refers to paper that is manufactured specifically for use on offset presses; characterized by strength, cleanliness, pick-resistance and relative freedom from curl.
The most commonly used printing method, whereby the printed material does not receive the ink directly from the printing plate but from an intermediary cylinder called a blanket which receives the ink from the plate and transfers it to the paper.
a lithographic (and sometimes letterpress) method of printing in which the ink is transfered from the printing plate to the offset blanket cylinder and then to the paper, board, metal.
See set-off .In printing, the process of using an intermediate blanket cylinder to transfer an image from the image carrier to the substrate. Short for offset lithography.
Set-off. A defect characterized by the partial transference of ink from a freshly printed surface to an adjacent surface as that of another sheet of paper.
The method of traditional printing where ink is applied to paper by first transferring the ink from a printing plate to a set of rollers and then from the rollers onto paper. This indirect or offset method is still the most common type of printing press.
(1) Wet ink transferred from one sheet to another in a load of printed sheets; also called Set Off. (2) Short for Offset Lithography. to top
An indirect printing process, usually referring to offset lithography. The term offset comes from the fact that ink is transferred to paper from a blanket that carries an impression from the printing plate.
(1)A printing process also known as lithography. Ink is applied to plates made from metal, plastic or paper. The ink in transferred to a blanket and then offset to paper. (2) set-off, where wet ink is transferred to the back of the sheet above in a stock of just printed sheets.
(or offset lithography): A printing process that involves the transfer of wet ink from a (usually photosensitized) printing plate onto an intermediate surface (such as a rubber-coated cylinder) and then onto the paper. For commercial purposes, this method has replaced letterpress, whereby books were printed via direct impression of inked type on paper.
Printing which uses an inter-mediate medium to transfer the image onto paper, e.g. a rubber blanket wrapped around a cylinder as in offset litho.
A printing method in which the plate transfers the image to be printed onto an intermediate surface called a "Blanket", which then comes in direct contact with the paper.
A form of printing in which the designs are transferred from a metal plate to a rubber roll and from the rubber roll to the paper; also an impression sometimes found on the back of stamps or other printed matter, caused by placement on top of a wet sheet.
The light image of transferred ink or an imprint that comes from an adjoining text page or illustration, or an inserted paper.
A technique of commercial printing in which the image is taken by the paper from the roller of the press after the transfer to the roller from the plate.
A transfer method taking a printed impression from one surface to another.
the smudges created when ink from one printed sheet transfers to another. Offset spray, or powder, is used to prevent this.
Paper Uncoated paper designed for use in offset lithography. Important properties include good internal bonding, high surface strength, dimensional stability, lack of curl, and freedom from foreign surface material.
An unintentional or faulty transfer of wet ink from a printed sheet to another surface in contact with it. Also called setoff. The transfer of ink from Plate to object with conventional pad printer.
The most commonly used printing method, whereby a cylinder called a blanket receives the ink from the plate and transfers the inked image onto the paper.
An image resulting from the transference of ink, acid in the paper, glue in the binding to an opposing page