Litho Printing Guildford

Suitable for longer production runs, and heavier paper weights

Quality Litho Printing Services

The litho printing services that we offer throughout Guildford and the surrounding areas are perfect for anyone looking for experienced litho printers to provide high quality products for their business. Litho printing involves using a stone or metal plate and a totally smooth surface to transfer the images or words across. We’re the leading litho printers in Guildford, which is a very, very different service to digital printing.

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The Litho Printing Process

The printing process of litho printing that we offer in and around Guildford can be carried out in four stages. The images and text that you provide is transferred onto a printing plate, using a laser. Litho printing is completed by simply having a flat surface on all areas of the card or paper, so both image and non-image areas are on exactly the same level. The process is a lot like the old-fashioned way of drying your clothes, where they would be pulled through a clothes wringer. Where you’d place your clothes in between the two cylinders, your paper or card is there and the cylinders contain ink for the printing. The four stages of our litho printing services in Guildford are as follows:

  1. The mages are provided, then the printing plate will contain the images that are due to be printed.
  2. The printing plate is kept dampened, the ink is then applied to the plate but will be repelled from the dampened areas (non-imaged areas).
  3. As the printing cylinder begins to rotate, the ink is transferred to the rubber blanket cylinder.
  4. With the ink now being transferred onto the rubber blanket cylinder, it is pressed onto the chosen paper or card whilst being pushed through the machine.

Due to the improvement of modern technology, some litho printing machines have improved and involved putting the image onto the printing plate by shining ultraviolet light through a negative. Then, the plate is coated with a specific chemical which allows the ink to attach to the image area.

The litho printing services that we offer throughout Guildford and the surrounding areas are also suitable for longer production runs and heavier paper weights, including :

  • Brochures
  • Business Stationery
  • Folders
  • Menus
  • Leaflets
  • Programmes

If you have a tight deadline or require additional information on the litho printing services that we offer throughout Guildford or the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call our expert team of litho printing specialists today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have about the fantastic litho printing products and services that we offer throughout Guildford and the surrounding areas.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we possibly can.

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