In the present scenario, printers have dramatically replaced the traditional forms of writing and are used for keeping and maintaining records in the written form. Printing place is the essential component of a printer used for transferring ink from rollers that move over the printing plate continuously and then on the printing paper. Printing plates are used to do offset printing. There are different kinds of plates with varied textures that are used for printing purposes. For example, there are metal plates made up of aluminium which are flexible and thin, used for printing work. Other than this, there are polyester plates which are comparatively lighter in weight and cheaper than metal plates. Printing cylinder is attached with plates in presses. In the UAE market, longer capacity and disposable plates are available which are in high demand in various industries such as product packaging, advertisements, magazines, newspapers and others. These plates vary in shapes, sizes and textures that are suitable for different purposes.
Printing plate is made up of aluminium that sticks to the water, being hydrophilic in nature. In comparison to this, the ink used for printing is oil based and does not stick to the surface of plate. To take print out, an image inserted on the plate attracts the ink since it has oil loving property. This is how the image is printed. Over the time, depending upon the plate used, the plate can wear out and lose its water loving property. If post-bake option is chosen, it would make the plate more durable and the life of plate can be further extended. Offset printing is one of the common types of printings in the world. Plate used for high speed offset printing is thicker. The printing plates manufactured in the UAE have best quality required for fulfilling the needs and requirements of businesses. They are designed by considering the latest business trends and new innovative ideas.
In the process of offset printing, digital file gets converted into plates of different colours such as black, yellow, magenta and cyan which are the primary colours. Offset printing is also called as four-colour printing though in the final printing, there are many other colours displayed. When these plates are scanned, data gets saved on micro cassette which acts like a master and determines the quantity of ink required to be used for printing. The Registration Control System aligns the printing plates as per the registration marks while leaving colours during the process of printing. This leads to printing of images that contain sharper images and colours. The colour control functionalities release the inks in controlled amounts according to the pre-defined values. After printing is over, an oven is used to dry the paper and then the paper is passed through chill rollers that contain refrigerated water for setting the ink. This process prevents the ink from smudging and this leads to clear printing.
The clientele of the Dubai based printing plate manufacturing companies consist of local and international customers, government organizations and highly reputed printing companies. They have attention to detail for providing best quality products through various processes of offset printing. There are many benefits of offset printing such as it produces high resolution images and it brings cost effective solution for bulk production. Furthermore, it can be done on different materials viz. paper, wood, plastic, metal, leather, cloth etc. It is quite fast and efficient means of taking prints as it uses computer-to-plate systems. It provides flexible solution that includes using different sizes, types and surface of papers. Moreover, it is also possible to adjust the amount of ink to be used for printing.