Lithography for Metal Nameplates, Labels & Tags
The lithograph process is an offset printing operation where a master image is transferred onto a metal printing plate. The printing plate is mounted to a very specialized flat-bed offset press. A moving carriage which contains a series of inking rollers and a rubber cylinder (called a blanket) rolls over the plate and the image appears on the blanket. The blanket transfers the image to another area of the press where the nameplate is located and it receives the image. The lithograph process applies a very small amount of ink to the material. It is possible to achieve extremely fine detail in both direct and reverse print. One of the drawbacks to the lithograph process is that it does not weather well when placed outdoors or in other harsh environments.
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