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MBM is flexible, open to process change requests and eager to do what the customer needs done.”
– Toyota Motor Europe
MBM is proud to be a leading provider of lithographic print – we produce quality printed paper and board products over an extensive portfolio of formats to many high profile brands with excellence as standard. Guaranteed. Operating both sheet-fed and web-fed offset litho presses, we provide a versatile and efficient service printing from 1 to 8 colours and offer the full complement of binding and finishing options to suit your projects.
Working to ISO colour standards, we achieve a visual match and consistency in both proof and print production and we set our standards to the very highest targets.
About Litho Printing
Offset Litho is a method of printing at an industrial scale in which inks are transferred onto aluminium plates to make an impression.
1) All printed colour images are made up of primary colours: CYAN (blue) MAGENTA (red) YELLOW and the Key colour Black (CMYK). The design (artwork) is set-up on a computer and all the colours on the artwork are separated into CMYK and sent to the plate making facility.
2) The artwork, now split into 4 individual colours, are exposed just like a photograph onto photosensitive aluminium sheets, known as ‘Plates’.
3) The Plates are collected by the printer and inserted into the press by clipping onto a roller. Each plate is coated with its corresponding colour by a smaller ink roller. The coloured image is rolled or ‘offset’ onto a cylinder (blanket), which makes an impression on paper being fed through the press. As the paper moves through each set of rollers, the colours mix to create a full-colour image on the page.
4) The pages are guillotined and collated. They are then taken to the finishing department for binding, punching, numbering etc.
Each Colour = 1 Plate
When Would Litho Printing Be Used?
This method of printing is suitable for anything from leaflets to larger quantities
such as books, magazines & catalogues.