How a Commercial Printing Press Works
Whether you are printing a brochure, business card or any other large printed document, you will find that there are many choices in printing press capabilities. You may decide that you would like a larger volume of paper, or you may simply prefer the convenience of a smaller and cheaper printer. Whichever path you take, you will likely find a commercial printing press that meets your needs. Paper-fed printers often use a roller stand to support the heavy duty paper load of larger projects. This type of printing press often has a special lid or hood to protect the heated rollers, which will prevent damage to the paper during the processing process. The most important thing to remember is that no matter which type of commercial printing press you choose, you will almost always be happy with your final product.
Commercial printing generally consists of two components: printing on paper and printing onto a printing press. The printing press is what actually creates the images – the ink-jet transfer paper and the heat-transfer paper. Many commercial printers use offset printing, which means the printer feeds individual sheets of paper through an automatic feeder mechanism, which transfers the ink or colors electronically from the paper roll onto the inks used in the printing press. The process is very time consuming for most commercial printers, which is why most companies outsource their printing needs to smaller, specialty print shops.
Many printing company like RiverCity Print & Imaging utilize a roller stand to support the flat bed design of their presses, but many companies prefer the convenience and lower cost of the ribbon feeder machine. In the past, ribbon fed machines had a tendency to kick up dust and give off an unpleasant odor, but recent improvements to these types of machines have eliminated most of these issues. Check out our complete guide to graphic press equipment for more information on this popular new printing technique.
We provide unmatched professional printing solutions with creative book binding and graphic design services, says River City Printing. “We have been in business since 1979 and have always been dedicated to offering our clients the best printing solutions available on every type of media. We believe in giving our clients only the best printing solution possible at reasonable cost. In fact, we don’t believe in ‘doing business as usual’ but developing a long-term relationship with our customers – clients who rely on us for quality printing solutions. We value the opinions of our customers and are committed to listening to them.
We offer more than just printing services,” say River City Press President & CEO Bill Linder. We also offer an extensive variety of services that are designed to help our customers achieve the best end product through a carefully planned printing process, from the first contact with the client to the finished book/printed document. From the conception of the idea to the signing of the order to the binding & finishing of the work, we work hard to ensure that our clients receive the finished products they expect. Our printers utilize the most current printing processes and technologies, and our printers and binders are equipped with the latest software, equipment and printers. Our printers are committed to offering original, top-notch printing services to clients throughout the country and around the world.
Generally speaking, printing can be divided into two major categories: flat-bed and ribbon-fed printing. Flat-bed printing presses a paper through a roller that flattens the surface of the paper and then the ink or colors is fed through a ribbon over the flattening surface. Ribbon fed printing presses a copy of the printed piece through a belt that causes the ink to spread and saturate the pages. Flat bed printing provides more control over color temperatures, and some printers even allow you to set the printing speed and feed frequency of your piece. Check out our complete guide to printing services to learn more about this exciting new aspect of business printing.