Fairmount Printers, LLC

9040 Pennsauken Hwy
Pennsauken, NJ 08110

Phone:  (856) 665-2070
Toll Free:  (800) 500-1902
Fax:  (856) 665-2096

Hours: 8am - 5pm

In business since 1920.

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Fairmount Printers, LLC

Where 87 years of commercial printing experience meets modern printing technology.

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What is Offset Printing

Offset printing is a widely used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. Each color of a multitone piece occupies a set of rollers. Four or six colors are combined for full color printing.

Why Offset Printing

Dither Patterns

Comparison of how ink is used to create an image. Offset printing could use duotone or 4 color process.

There are two major classes of modern commercial printing - direct imaging (DI) and computer-to- plate (CTP) offset. An offset press is fitted with a set of plates that are created using a photographic process. CTP plates are created directly from supplied art files. Since the plates are created photographically they have the ability to control which ink colors are used and the exact location the ink is placed on the paper. Colors may not have to be blended in order to produce an image. Unblended colors look sharp and consistent.

Direct Imaging (DI) technology is similar to personal computer printers which use CMYK or CcMmYK color ink emitters (sprayers or laser) to coat the paper as it passes through. The ink emitters are placed in fixed positions above the printing surface. DI presses can change the content of the print job instantly. Due to the low setup costs, DI tends to save money on small jobs.

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