OFFSET & DIGITAL PRINTING
Offset Printing is a common printing technique where an image is transferred (offset) from a plate to a rubber blanket, then onto the printing surface. The development of the offset press came in two stages: first in 1875 Robert Barclay (UK) began printing on tin and then in 1904, Ira Washington Rubel (US) began printing on paper. Offset Printing gives a higher image quality with sharp, clean images because the rubber blanket fits the printing surface snuggly. Our commercial clients often find Offset Printing to be the most cost effective way to produce their high quality prints.
Digital Printing prints digital-based images directly onto a printing surface. We choose to use this method for our clients who have small-run desktop publishing projects. Digital Printing also allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and we can even modify the image (variable data) used for each impression.
At Walker Printing we use both offset and digital printing to produce a variety of printed materials for our clients. Walker Printing also offer inkjet and large format printing which enables our clients to find everything they need right here in our one stop print shop.
Not sure what the best method is for your print job? Don’t worry, we take the stress out of your printing project. Call us or stop by our Red Bluff printing store for a free consultation. We’ll talk you through our different processes and help you choose the best one for your project and budget.