The offset method is generally used for large commercial printing projects. The desired image is printed on a printing plate, then transferred to a rubber surface and from that surface reaches the final printing support. The intended printing image receives the ink from special rollers and the areas that are not part of the image are covered with a film of water so as not to be covered with ink.
The benefits of commercial printing are more than obvious: very good image quality (allows printing special colors); each copy is identical to the source (allows a more accurate print and produces less waste); the price per unit decreases in direct proportion to the volume of printed material (the process is cost-effective only if the project starts from a minimum of thousand copies printed); modern offset presses use a computer-assisted system for creating plates which increases quality.
Most images printed on a commercial press are not printed directly from Photoshop but from a page layout program or an illustration program.
In terms of machinery to help you deliver your jobs Mitsubishi printing presses are highly recommended. All Mitsubishi products haven an unmatched level of press performance but Mitsubishi’s commercial web offsets are setting the quality standards even higher. These presses will bring anybody in the industry a remarkable high level of productivity through sophisticated mechatronic technologies, system integration and new materials as well. Also each press components are precision built starting with the reelstand to folder guarantees.
Mitsubishi has commercial web offsets operating all over the globe and the reasons behind it are press productivity and the well- known level of quality. The commercial web line up is best illustrated by the Diamond models: Diamond 8, 16MAX+S, 32Max and 48Max, ranging from 8 – Page press format to 48.
However there are some limitations in commercial printing like printing size flexibility, which although it is difficult to achieve, Mitsubishi managed to do so through developing a variable-size commercial printing machine: Diamond MAX-V. There are also other existing variable size printing machines, such as MAN Roland (Germany) and Drent Goebel (Holland) but applications of these offset presses are not meant for commercial printing.
Among the merits of Mitsubishi variable size commercial press are the following: size not limited only to A or B format, which makes it suitable for intermediate size; the possibility to receive more printing orders because the production size can be selected freely; improved rate of operation and reducing paper waste. The Diamond MAX-V was in 2005, when it first operated the first world’s variable size commercial printing press. And be sure that more automated devices and equipment will be developed for further improving its value.
If you look for cost-reducing solutions Diamond MAX-V is the best within the range of Mitsubishi printing presses. Another thing if you want to reduce the acquisition costs of your business you should look for Mitsubishi used Diamond printing presses. There are many offer from all over the world, but in order to solve your problem faster you should take a look right here: Usedpresses.org.