Offset Printing and Production
VSL is one of New York’s oldest and last remaining Offset Printing company’s in New York City.
This form of printing is the most cost-effective printing method for large quantity orders, and it is also the best method of ensuring color accuracy and consistency. VSL has built a premier team of printing specialists over the years to ensure the top quality levels of the offset print process and production efficiencies. Our printers are G7 certified, upholding an industry standard that guarantees the highest quality print all the way from proof to press. We offer a wide range of printing press options to best suit any project at hand, large or small.
One of the most common ways of producing printed materials is offset lithography. This method is best suited to produce large quantities of high quality printed materials at commercial costs. VSL has taken great strides to advance its offset printing capabilities to a more modern and efficient process. The modern printing process provides many benefits from a production level as well as product standard. Machinery and technology have advanced traditional processes throughout the production process.
Compared to other Printing methods, modern offset printing has many advantages.
Prepress Production is one the most important functions of the printing process. This is to ensure that all files are correctly processed for printing preparation. In most prepress cases, we offer blueprints for positioning and Epson proofs or Match prints for color matching.
As apposed to the earlier costly and time consuming method of manufacturing printing plates, now the process has become fast and easy. Our newer Offset presses now offer direct to press plating. Ink Flow is completely controlled via production software to allow the appropriate ink coverage to pass on the the proper areas of the rollers for transmission. Inline finishing processes are now possible via modern offset presses. Techniques such as UV inks, UV Coating, and various Lamination options are now available inline.
The offset printing process is best used for products such as Direct Mail, Magazines, Brochures, Stationary, Books , Newsprints, Postcards, and Invitations.
Our work does not just stop and Offset printing, but so much more. VSL offers a wide variety of specialty finishing and Binding including: Engraving, Embossing, Foil Stamping, Die-Cutting, Die Scoring, Silk Screen, Letterpress, Saddle Stitch,Perfect Binding, Case Binding, Japanese Binding and more.
VSL offers a turn key fulfillment and packaging operation. With years of experience we have developed reliable processes and procedures to ensure your product get where it needs to go in the most efficient manner. VSL can handle any size fulfillment and distribution request. From large scale collating, direct mail data aggregation and distribution, to national retail drop shipment services. We work with private carriers as well as the major the carriers to to best serve the respective needs of any campaign.
Offset printing is one of the oldest printing methods that are in use in today’s printing industry. However, no matter how old it maybe, printing in offset remains one of the most reliable printing methods there is. For those who are new in the world of printing, read on and know more about facts and details when you print in offset.
The reason why offset printing has remained the printing method of choice in today’s printing industry is because of the quality image that it produces. The offset printing method makes use of the CMYK color space that produces a wide array of colors in which you can use in your prints. These colors are crisp and vibrant bringing life to any image that you print.
Also, printing in offset lets you avail of different color printing options that you can use. For example, if you want to save on cost and you only need one or two colors in your project, offset printing allows you to do just that. One and two color printing options are available depending upon the needs of your project.
Bulk printing? No problem
Another reason why printing in offset never goes out of style is because it handles your bulk printing orders very well. No matter how large your orders are, offset printing can handle them with no problems. The way offset printing operates lets it print continuously without breaking down. It uses plates as patterns for your designs and these plates are so sturdy that they can be used again and again.
Fast and easy
Printing in offset also allows you to finish your job at a fast turn around. This means that you can print your projects and have them done in no time. The offset printing process allows for very fast impression rates that can reach up to 30,000 imprints per hour.
During the early years, the one criticism that can be said about printing in offset is that the pre press phase of the printing process takes up a considerable amount of time. There were many mechanical process involved like plate production, film stripping and color separation during the early times of offset printing. However, developments in printing technology have made the pre press phase in offset a little bit faster. The new direct to plate technology allows offset printers to easily produce plates that you can use thus, making the case for a faster and easier printing process.
Longer lasting images
The materials that you create when you print in offset also are longer lasting than the prints that you create with other printing methods. This is because when the plates pass through ink rollers, the colors are “stamped” in place rather than just being sprayed on top of the substrate. This enables the inks on your prints to bond with the substrate. A stronger bond between the substrate and the ink means your inks will less likely to chip off when they are crumpled or folded.
Today’s cutthroat competition demands both quantity and quantity delivered at the same time. One simply cannot afford to settle for something that “that will have to do.” Hence, offset printing is the printing process of choice to accommodate such pressing demands.
Offset printing is a more efficient and refined operation in generating prints. It is also the most common and practical printing process used by commercial printers for it adequately meets the standards of a desirable print. At times, it even surpasses it.
Offset printing is found on the ideals of dispensing high-volume prints that are also made in high caliber, at a short time. Offset printing is widely used – for personal, commercial or corporate use. You can have business cards, brochures, catalogs, calendars, flyers, postcards and posters among the multitude of products and services you can acquire through offset printing.
Offset printing involves the use of multiple rollers and cylinders, wherein the plate does not come in direct contact with the paper. The inks are “offset” unto a rubber blanket that prints the image unto the paper. It works
These are among Offset Printing’s strongest points which you and your prints will undeniably enjoy.
Offset printing produce prints that possesses clarity and great detail. The process of printing itself does this efficicently for the rubber blanket conforms to the paper, adhering to the surface of the paper effectively, whatever its texture may be. Added to this, the whole process makes the paper more absorbent to the ink. All of these contributes to the generating both images and text that are defined and intense.
Offset printing obtains chromaticity for your prints. An integration of four color process printing renders your prints to be layered with multiple colors. This makes for truly rich and vivid colors that can capture a variety of hues and tones.
The CMYK – cyan, magenta, yellow and black create a kaleidoscopic array of color possibilities. This is important especially when the contrast or brightness of colors on images must be observed in order to preserve its integrity.
Your visually arresting posters and postcard can truly enjoy a range of colors that bursts though the print with offset printing.
Oil and water do not mix. This is the philosophy, or for that matter the science, behind offset printing. Prints come out sharper because in offset printing, the inks only come into contact with image printing areas. Non-printing areas are covered with a thin film of water, repelling any ink that inadvertently comes into contact.
Quantity and Quality
Offset printing, as mentioned before, is designed to produce volumes upon volumes of prints but it does so without forsaking quality in the process. In as little as a few days time, you can have thousands of prints right in the palm of your hand. Each print is the same as the other, maintaining consistency and the quality every time.
You can profit from offset printing’s undeniable values. Have your designs and printing projects made through offset printing and you’ll understand the kind of quality it will give you. Also, any printing project will surely come out the way you had planned it to be.