Offset printing is a printing technique in which the image is transferred or “offset” from a plate to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. It is called “offset” because the ink is not transferred directly from the plate to the printing surface.
Offset printing is a widely used printing technique, particularly for printing large quantities of high quality documents, such as books, magazines, and brochures. It is also often used for printing business cards, stationary, and other promotional materials. The main advantage of offset printing is that it is very efficient and cost-effective for printing large quantities of materials, as the set-up time is relatively short and the printing plates can be used to print many thousands of copies.