A printing machine is any machine used in the process of printing. It applies ink on the printing medium which can be cloth, paper or plastic. Industrial printing machines are used in the production of different types of products and materials like books, magazines, brochures, envelops, and many others. It also facilitates transfer and preservation of historical records and scientific findings.
Printing machinery is available in various sizes. Bigger industrial printing machines can produce a high volume of printed material in a day. These are mainly used for heavy duty printing jobs or by people who do printing as their full-time job. There are smaller printing machines that can be purchased by people who want to do light-duty printing work in their homes or small businesses.
A typical roller printing machine has a large central cylinder around which moves the fabric to be printed. The cylinder has a number of colour printing rollers, each carrying a particular colour and engraved with the desired design. Furnished rollers, containing the dye are then placed close to the engraved rollers and the fabric is pressed against it. The dye is then absorbed and the design transferred to the fabric.
A linoleum block printing machine is another type of printer that uses a carved linoleum block to print designs on fabric or paper. This is a labor-intensive process, but it can yield beautiful prints. It is also an eco-friendly and non-toxic alternative to more traditional methods of printing. It is also easy to set up, use and maintain.