Often considered the highest quality printing process in the industry, offset presses use inks, plates and blankets to transfer an image onto paper. It is a lithographic process, based on the repulsion of oil and water.
Each print is broken down into primary printing colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK), each one on a separate plate. The plates have areas receptive to oil which holds the ink and areas receptive to water which repels ink. Using tremendous pressure, the rollers spin at high velocity. This forces the ink from the plate to the blanket to the paper, layering the colors one on top of another and creating a final product with consistent high image quality.