Offset Printing on a Saturday Morning
November 30, 2013
One of the best parts of collaborating with local experts is getting to be part of the process and meeting everyone. The KYPRIS marketing pieces were supposed to be printed this week but the offset printing machine decided to take an impromptu vacation. So we were all up at 7 am doing our press check this morning. I think you will love our version of "How It's Made.' The printer is incredible. It requires two people to operate it and costs about $2000 just to turn it on and ready it for printing.
The audio isn't fantastic so I'll just give you a quick list of what you're looking at:
First we see the control panel and the lead operator. He calibrates the tone and brightness of the images ensuring their uniformity.
The machine gathering the stack of printed papers that will be dried and bound into booklets
The second offset operator who (thank you very much!) gave us a birds eye view of the ink drums gushing the pinks into our roses and deep purples into our grapes and the gold into our sunflowers.
And then back along the length of the printer and to the control panel.
We can't wait to share the printed piece with you!