Full colour print

We operate a modern computer controlled Heidelberg Speedmaster 74P 5 colour press. With a direct link to the pre-press, all digital colour information is sent directly to the press for fast and accurate machine settings on every job.

Where we excel over our competitors is our high definition full colour print capability (Satin Screen). Using a screening technology developed by Heidelberg, the premier name in high quality pre-press technology & printing machinery, our printed results are outstanding, with sharp crisp text and stunning vibrant photos and graphics. Standard litho printing uses conventional screening technology produciing a 'rosette' pattern, which can break up areas of small type reversed out of the CMYK areas. Click here for an example of Satin Screen/Conventional Screen.

The CMYK colour model, often referred to as process colour or four colour, is a subtractive colour model, used in colour printing, also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in most colour printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). The “K” in CMYK stands for key since in four colour printing cyan, magenta, and yellow printing plates are carefully keyed or aligned with the key line of the black key plate. The CMYK model works by partially or entirely masking certain colours on the typically white background (that is, absorbing particular wavelengths of light). Such a model is called subtractive because inks “subtract” brightness from white.

Spot colour print

For print jobs where full colour is not a requirement we have a range of single and two colour presses, from B3 to B2 in format.

The Pantone Solid Colours Palette, using numbered colours, was originally devised to help printers and designers specify and control colours for print projects. This is the most widely used Pantone palette, with colours sometimes referred to as 'PMS' (for Pantone Matching System) or 'spot colours', and is used in the graphics, print, and publishing, industries.

Heidelberg Speedmaster 74P - 5 colour press

Pantone Colour Matching Chart

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