Offset Printing Services
Offset printing is the most cost-effective method for running large-scale commercial print projects.
Offset Printing Explained…
What is offset printing?
Offset printing is the most cost-effective way to crisp, clean, professional-looking prints with accurate color representation at-scale. In other words, offset ensures flawless image production for brochures, folders, stationery, flyers, business cards, postcards, catalogs, and more!
How does offset printing work?
In offset printing, the ink is not directly applied to the final product. Instead, the ink is transferred to aluminum plates using 6-color lithographic presses, which are then applied to rubber “blanket.” This rubber blanket rolls the design onto the final product exactly as you envisioned for a consistent, high-quality print.
Why use offset printing?
You should use offset printing when you have large-scale printing needs. Not only is it the most cost-effective printing method, but it allows you to take delivery of your entire order at once OR use AGI’s “pick and pack” service, to warehouse your order for you.
What are the benefits of offset printing?
Unlike the letterpress technique of printing, offset printing allows for the uninterrupted production of clean, sharp, high-quality images.
Longevity and durability
The life of offset printing plates is longer than that of lithographic plates as they never come in direct contact with the printing surfaces, reducing production costs over time.
Lower costs for higher volume
As long as you’re placing a large order, offset printing comes with lower per-piece costs than other forms of high-quality commercial printing.
Examples of Offset Printing
At AGI, we use offset printing to create a number of things, but we specialize in offset printing for publications, magazines, newspapers, catalogs, advertising, and government communications. To see what our state-of-the-art offset printing facilities can do, check out some of our work samples.
Staccato® Screening Services
Using Kodak’s Staccato software, AGI is taking photographic screen printing to new heights.
Staccato Screening® Explained…
What is Staccato® Screening?
Staccato screening (also known as Staccato printing) is a form of commercial printing that utilizes software developed by Kodak to produce high-definition, continuous tone prints unrivaled in their level of detail.
How does Staccato® Printing work?
By using Kodak’s software coupled with a special stochastic screen, Staccato printing randomizes micro-dots during the printing process, fine-tunes the perception of whitespace within an image, eliminates gray-level limitations, and mitigates abrupt jumps in tone. In other words, Staccato printing produces images with an otherwise impossible-to-achieve level of detail.
Why use Staccato® screening?
You should use Staccato screening when you can’t afford to compromise on detail. Most commercial printers use AM printing (Amplitude Modulated) to produce images at 200 lpi (lines per inch)—Staccato screening reproduces images in finer detail at 500 lpi, preserving the impression of continuous tone (even when viewed up close), creating clearer, sharper prints that jump off the page.