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Report on the printing processes Offset Litho Place in todays society This is the most commonly used commercial printing process It is used to create magazines books newspapers reports brochures and much more Advantages Commercial presses are very fast and have very high quality output Digital Printing - The newest method being CTPcomputer to plate technology Traditionally plates are created through a time consuming prepress process that involves creating CMYK color separations and then developing large film negatives from which the plates are made CTP improves the time and effort involved considerably by using a devicelooks like a large printer that accepts electronic files and then images the plates removing the necessity for film development Waterless Litho - A method of offset litho printing without the use of water The printed result is of a very high quality along with the benefit of being an environmentally-friendly process Technological Advances Electronic Paper - Electronic paper has taken a step closer with the development of a prototype flexible electronic display It has only a few hundred pixels but say its inventors it shows that high quality displays could be built cheaply The aim of E-paper is to show electronic text on thin flexible sheets that look and feel like paper It would be put together in the form of a book or newspaper with electronic pages downloaded using wireless technology There is no fundamental technology hurdle All of the pieces are there John Rogers of Bell Labs told BBC News Online Place in todays society Letterpress not used commercially in todays society The cost is high and the print runs are short But a form of letterpress flexography is commonly seen in the packaging industry The process is very similar to letterpress except for the fact that the plate used is made of a flexible material such as rubber or plastic Advantages A major impetus behind the increase in
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