Create Postcards Using Offset Printing

 
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Offset postcard printing is the traditional style of printing postcards, and even with all the modern state-of-the-art printers, is still widely used today.

There are several techniques of printing that commercial printing companies have developed, including such breakthroughs as state-of-the-art printers. This has occurred because of the development in technology today. Today, printers can produce vivid, brilliant, and clear images as well as crisp clear texts in only a matter of minutes. Though the latest printing styles may have peaked the interest of customers, you cannot overlook the traditional styles of printing.

Offset postcard printing is the traditional style of printing postcards, and even with all the modern state-of-the-art printers, is still widely used today. In fact, offset postcard printing has made changes to accommodate the needs of the customers. Today, many offset postcard printing services incorporate computers to aid in postcard printing.

Offset postcard-printing employees the four-color process also known as CMYK for the four colors it uses, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These are the four colors, which are used to create a wide spectrum of colors, giving life to the postcards. However, it must be noted that when using red, green, and blue (RGB), or full color display in computer monitor printing, that the colors which are seen on the monitor may not appear precisely the same when seen on the printed materials. The reason for this is that some colors that are created by an RGB monitor cannot be duplicated by CMYK printing. On the other hand, spot colors, which are most frequently used for one and two color jobs and when it is required to produce exactly the same colors.

Once printing postcards are printed, printing companies then use several types of techniques to coat and protect the postcards, with UV coating, aqueous coating, and film lamination being the most popular finishes. UV coating is a liquid plastic gloss coating that is applied to the postcard after the printing process. Whereas the aqueous coating is a quick drying, water-based coating that is applied while the paper stock is still on the press and is the least expensive protective coating to apply. Film lamination, on the other hand is a process a plastic film is applied onto the postcards after printing. Postcards are a wonderful way to drop a quick note to client’s, business partners, as well as customers. You can keep them informed of upcoming events such as sales, the arrival of new products, as well as use them as gift, giving your select customers an extra % off a purchase. Go online and see how postcards can keep your business ahead of the competition.




 

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