the offset press through which continuous paper is run and can be printed on both sides - as opposed to sheet fed
Reel-fed offset litho printing. Three main systems of presses exist blanket-to-blanket in which two plate and two blanket cylinders per unit print and perfect the web of paper or board; three-cylinder system in which plate, blanket and impression cylinders operate in the usual manner to print one side of the paper or board; and satellite or planetary system in which two, three or four plate and blanket cylinders are arranged around common impression cylinders to print one side of the web in several colours
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printing process which prints onto a reel, or web, of paper, and produces folded sections off the press.
A litho printing process, printing paper in a reel rather than sheet by sheet. Inks may dry by absorption into the paper, followed by oxidation ('cold set'), or by curing in ovens ('heat set'). Cold set is used primarily for newspapers, because newsprint offers rapid absorption of part of the inf. Glossier papers used for magazines, tourist brochures and catalogues are not so absorbent, and the heat set process gives a high quality of reproduction at high running speeds.
A continuous band of substrate fed from a wound roll through an offset printing press.
The offset printing process on a press which prints on a roll or web of paper.