offset printing definition

  • noun:
    • the entire process of printing by indirect image transfer, especially simply by using a metal or paper dish to ink a smooth plastic cylinder that transfers the ink into the report.
    • A printing technique where a lithographic picture on an inked steel or stone dish is transferred first to a rubber sheet (usually on a cylinder) before transfer to the paper. Known as also offset lithography.
    • a plate tends to make an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which often transfers it on report

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