Indirect printing method in which the inked image on the press-plate is first printed onto a rubber blanket, which offsets the inked impression onto a sheet of paper.
Offset lithography is a printing process where the image prints by transferring ink from a plate to a rubber blanket that deposits the ink onto the substrate instead of directly from plate to paper.
An indirect printing technique that re-deposits ink from a specially treated printing plate cylinder to a rubber coated cylinder which then applies the ink to the final substrate. The printing plate's image area accepts only ink and the non-image area only accepts water. See also: dry offset; gravure; lithography; offset gravure.