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Heidelberg Printmaster

If you are looking for offset printing in Fort McMurray, Printing Unlimited has the technology and expertise to exceed your expectations. Amongst the offset printing machinery on-site is the Heidelberg Printmaster, a 2-colour PMS (Pantone Matching System) offset printing press. This state-of-the-art press includes an impressive array of finishing options, including inline numbering, inline litho score and inline perforation.

The History of Offset Printing

Offset printing accidentally discovered by an American printer named Ira W. Rubel in 1904. The process involves having an inked image printed onto a rubber cylinder and then transferred (a.k.a., offset), to paper or another substrate. 

This process is closely evolved from lithography, which the Tate Modern describes as “a printing process that uses a flat stone or metal plate on which the image areas are worked using a greasy substance so that the ink will adhere to them by, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellant”. The offset printing presses at Printing Unlimited are operated by professional lithographers.

Why Choose Offset Printing?

As a full-service commercial offset printing and digital print shop, Printing Unlimited is proud to be able to offer Fort McMurray customers a variety of options for their print projects. In choosing digital or offset for a printing project, there are a few factors to consider:

– Offset printing delivers the highest possible printing quality, seen in the level of detail and colour fidelity.

– It is better suited for higher-volume printing The setup involves imaging metal plates with the content to be printed. Once these plates are built, they can be reused over and over, making offset printing ideal for repeat projects like business cards, safe work permits, letterheads, FLHA, and near miss cards.

– Because of the imaged plates, making changes or revisions to the print is not as simple as it is with digital printing, which utilizes editable digital files.

– If you’re having a hard time deciding whether to go with offset printing or digital copying, contact Printing Unlimited to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable printing experts who can help create a plan for your project.