A printing machine is a machine that transfers ink from a plate to paper, fabric or another medium. This process is used for the production of printed documents such as newspapers and magazines.
There are several types of printing machines available on the market today, and each has its own strengths and limitations. Some can print a wide variety of materials, while others are suited for specific applications. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the right printing machine for your business:
Graphics Screenprinting (Screen-printing, Serigraphy, Silkscreening)
The graphics screenprinting method is an old and traditional form of printing, but it can still be used to produce high quality prints. This type of printing is ideal for large-scale jobs like posters and display stands, as well as for full-color printing.
The offset lithography method uses metal plates that are printed onto paper by a printing press. The plates are transferred to the paper using rollers or rubber blankets, which helps to prevent the contact between the metal plates and the print media.
Other types of printing include block printing, flocking and heat transfer. These techniques use special paper that is printed with ink, and then is pressed onto the substrate with heat and pressure.
Heat-transfer printing is the most popular of these techniques. It is especially useful for transferring images on T-shirts, but it can be used on other items as well. A good heat-transfer printer has the ability to apply a variety of different designs, as well as an automatic pressure exertion feature that ensures that all of your prints get even pressure throughout the entire transfer process.