Intaglio process that involves forming the image to be printed by cutting recessions or making depressions into the surface of the plate. The plate is then covered with ink and the excess wiped off so that it remains only in the etched lines, which recreate the image when the plate is pressed onto paper.
Line drawing is used to create images with artistic (decorative and graphic designs) or technical character (architectural, topographic, mechanical, industrial designs). Line drawing in graphic arts does not use raster.
Lithography is a printing process that uses a metal plate on which the image areas are worked using a greasy substance so that the ink will adhere to them by, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent.
Offset printing is a technique whereby the paper does not come into direct contact with the printing plate, but only with a rubber cylinder, which transfers the image to the paper. The method produces excellent quality results, while ensuring faster production.
Also known as a perforator, it is a machine used to pierce or stamp paper or film with two, four or more holes or perforations to be used for binding individual pieces of paper by pining them from the front to the back cover.
A design embedded on a paper by the manufacturer that becomes visible when light is transmitted through the substrate.
Watermarks are used as safety features of various documents (e.g., banknotes and tickets).
Prepress and print process in which the plate contains all images to be printed on front and back of sheet. After one side has been printed, the sheets are turned over and printed on reverse, then the sheet is cut in half to produce identical images.