A printing machine is a mechanical device that applies pressure to an inked surface. The resulting image is then printed. This type of machine is used to produce commercial materials. It is often called a printing press. There are many different types of printing machines. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at some of them.
A printing machine can be either a manual machine or a computer-controlled machine. Manual machines are used in small businesses. They are often more expensive than automated machines. Industrial printing machines have a wide range of uses. For example, they can produce a raised lettering effect, which is common on business cards. They can also provide a less expensive alternative to stamping, embossing, and UV coating.
If you need to print multiple colors, you’ll want a machine with multiple color printing stations. The number of color stations you need will depend on the size of your job. The more color printing stations you have, the faster you can print. Additional stations are also helpful for flashing. You’ll want to flash white under-bases before printing with any color, so having more stations will save you time.
Lastly, you’ll need a press operator. They’ll prepare your machine for printing. This includes installing printing plates, adjusting the pressure, and inking the press. They’ll also load the paper and make sure that it meets your specifications. They’ll also make sure the ink flow is even throughout the run.