Technology | Offset Printing
Offset printing is one of the indirect flat screen printing methods. At first, the ink is brought from the printing plate to a blanket. In a second step it is put on the tube or can.
Lithography invented by Alois Senefelder in 1796, is the planograph that builds the basis for today’s offset printing. At the end of the 19th century rotating zinc plates replaced the horizontally moving plates of stone as printing method. Since then, rotation and offset printing are inextricably linked.
Step by step to the print image
Hinterkopf printing units for dry offset printing solve almost every print application. Printing is always fully automatic, depending on the type of printing unit, the settings are made either mechanically or electronically. The colour-separated image is then transmitted to the blanket colour by colour and subsequently to the tube or can.
Advantages of Hinterkopf printing units
The intensive development work with Hinterkopf is reflected in many technical details that make working with Hinterkopf printing units reliable and pleasant. This starts by the set-up of the printing unit and the secure adjustment of the printing plates, to continue with the temperature adjustment of the ink unit and the automatic colour control in the print image and extends to the process visualisation on the touchscreen. So the entire production process is monitored and can be analysed later on.