Commercial printing is technically defined as "the process of taking art work and transferring that work onto an alternative surface in bulk." It is designed to complete high volume orders with a short period of time. While there have been advances in the technology of commercial printing the actual procedure remains much the same as it has been since its creation. Basically, the desired image is place onto an aluminum plate. The offset printing process is then used to apply the color to the image. Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black are four colors that are used to create the overall image. In the printing industry you may hear this referred to as CMYK. Once the image has been placed on the plate that plate will go through a process that applies those colors onto the desired surface. Basically, ink is poured into the image on the plate and then that is transferred to a rubber roller known as the blanket cylinder. That is then used to roll the image onto the desired surface. In general if you are thinking of having brochures or flyers printed up you would expect the commercial printing press to print at a rate of 10,000 sheets of paper per hour. Each color is individually placed onto the paper. To create the overall image the paper is moved through four different presses to get hit with each color.
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