Orchard Press are proud Litho Printing experts and would be happy to help with any of your lithography printing needs.

As Litho printers in the UK, Orchard press has the team and the facilities to offer lithographic services, meaning you can enjoy the advantages of Litho Printing for your brochures, leaflets and catalogues.

Lithography explained

       Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

The printing is from a stone or a metal plate with a ball grained surface. It was invented in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works.

Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material.

The Advantages of Lithographic Printing

          One major advantage of the lithography is that the soft rubber surface of the blanket creates a clear impression on a wide variety of paper surfaces and materials. Lithography printing is easily recognised by its smooth print, as well as by the lack of any impression or ring of ink or serrated edges that are characteristic of letterpress or gravure printing.

Lithography has equipment for short, medium, and long press runs. Sheet-fed lithography is used for printing advertising, brochures, catalogues, leaflets, direct mail inserts, vouchers, and art reproduction.




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