Sheet-fed Offset Printing

What Is Sheet-Fed Offset Printing?

Offset printing is a printing technology that transfers images from metal plates to rubber blankets or rollers before printing them onto materials. In this method, the image area and non-image area coexist on the same flat surface.

An offset press consists of three cylinders: plate cylinder, blanket cylinder, and impression cylinder

Offset printing is the most popular technology used in commercial printing. It has existed since the 20th century, helping businesses to mass produce stationery, leaflets, brochures, magazines, and cards. Also known as offset lithography, commercial offset printing is also used to mark packagings, such as boxes or cartons.

Advantages of sheet-fed offset printing:
The most cost-effective approach for large-format printing jobs
The more you print, the cheaper the price per page
It can adapt to a wide range of paper types, with customized finishes
Available for metallic, fluorescent, and other custom inks
Highest print quality with precise details and color fidelity

In commercial offset printing, the more you print, the less you pay.
If you need to print large batches quickly, offset printing can achieve this. Once the initial design is transferred to the plate cylinder, it only takes a few seconds to print on the paper.

Offset printing can produce clear fonts, fine details, and colorful and accurate images. An ordinary printer cannot achieve such high quality.

IUV's UV Benefits for Sheet-Fed Offset Printing

Suitable for various printing materials – IUV systems can be used for printing on almost all types of sheet-fed offset printing materials, including PE, PET, PU, synthetic paper, etc. It also brings added value and increases product diversity through coated and uncoated paper, plastics, and foil-laminated sheets.

Higher working efficiency – instant ink can quickly dry out on printing materials. Printed paper can be cut, folded, bound, and processed immediately, greatly reducing the ongoing work and thus shortening lead times.

No marking, no sealer or spray powder – No spray powder, zero widespread contamination, easy to clean and maintain.

Best printing quality with accurate details and color fidelity – The IUV UV curing systems help achieve brighter colors and higher quality finished products.

IUV's UV LED Benefits for Sheet-Fed Offset Printing

No printing limitation – Unlike UV lamps, LEDs emit less infrared heat to the substrate, so they are more energy efficient. This is a good way to avoid common problems, such as high pile temperature, thermal material curl, and paper moisture loss.

Low maintenance and maximum productivity – low maintenance without moving parts, no preheating/cooling, which means less LED UV-related downtime, thus improving the productivity of the press.

Reduce energy consumption – The instantaneous on-off of LED means that the printer will not consume any energy when it is idle. LED UV lamp is more energy-saving than traditional UV lamp, so that you can greatly reduce printing costs by 70%.

No marking, no sealant or powder spray – UV LED ink can be 100% cured immediately after the LED lamp.

IUV Products for Sheet-Fed Offset Printing

IUV provides three main solutions for sheet-fed offset printers, depending on whether 
you require a UV LED, mercury arc curing system, or LED and mercury interchangeable system. 
You can learn more about these three options below:

UV LED Curing System

IUV’s LED curing system products are developed by our research and development department. The chips of LED are imported from South Korea and have good stability.

UV Mercury Lamp Curing System

IUV's mercury curing system is a long-established UV light of mature technology for the printing industry.

UV LED & Lamp Exchanging Curing System

IUV's UV LED & mercury exchanging system allows you to freely switch between LED and UV Lamp, to meet the different needs of customers for curing.

About IUV’S Sheet-Fed Offset Printing Customer Cases

In recent years, printing companies' commercial printing work has grown exponentially, and there are more than 3000 installation cases of IUV LED UV curing systems around the world. The number is still growing.

LED UV curing systems are particularly ideal for offset printers due to their potential energy savings and other environmental benefits. Power usage is a key factor and energy savings can be achieved in production lines, which obviously reduces the running costs.

One of our clients said:“By installing the IUV LED curing system, we have saved about $38,000 a year on average just in terms of power consumption.”

Now with all the efficiencies and the economics of the IUV LED UV, there will be more IUV LED UV users and beneficiaries.
Contact IUV's Sales Representative
If you want to get more details about which of our UV curing systems is the best choice for your machine, pls contact our sales representatives.
We are always here to help you.

Kendall Li

Oversea Sales Manager

Johnny Sha

Oversea Sales Manager

Peter Lin

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