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This topic section of WhatTheyThink focuses on offset print production. It features news, commentary and analysis on technical and business trends affecting offset print production.

Offset Stands Ready to Take its Rightful Place at drupa 2024

Those investigating their options in offset lithography will find an abundance of progress made within the category at drupa 2024. Offset section editor Patrick Henry rounds up what the major offset press manufacturers will be demonstrating on the show floor in Düsseldorf. Read More

Offset Lithography: Never More Relevant to Printing than Now

A printing process born in the 19th century remains the most-used method of graphic reproduction in the 21st. This is because of the tremendous technological advancements it has made and the rich profit opportunities its users continue to enjoy. A new editorial section, debuting here, will chart offset’s ongoing innovations and market success. Read More

How Offset Ink Rises to the Challenge of High-Output Print Production

Technical advancements in offset lithographic ink typically don’t attract much notice. But they’re real, and they are as essential to quality as everything else that goes into offset litho presswork. Read More

Proposed Ban on Carbon Black Raises Red Flags for New York State Printers

Patrick Henry explains how a lack of understanding on the part of lawmakers could have a potentially devastating effect on printing and packaging companies in the Empire State. Read More

The Simple but Shrewd Arithmetic of Offset Press Replacement

Running newer offset presses usually means running fewer offset presses—the differences in productivity between vintage and late-model equipment are that significant. Six printing companies discuss how having less iron in their offset pressrooms has made them more efficient. Read More

Software-Driven Workflows for Offset Production: Where From, and Where To

Many networked, automated production capabilities are now built into the operating systems of the latest digitally controlled offset presses, but there has been no universal movement toward adoption, and printers still need guidance about what workflow is, how to implement it, and how to make the best use of it. Contributor Patrick Henry looks at how building a software-based workflow for offset production starts with understanding how the idea of workflow originated and what functions and features it now consists of. Read More

News

Sheetfed Offset Is Alive and Well – Graphco/RMGT to Sponsor Offset Litho Section in WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink Creates a Special Section for Offset Lithography 

Fujifilm Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Eastman Kodak Company

RMGT to Exhibit at drupa 2024: “Assist Your Potential with Technological Expertise and Constant Innovation”

RM Machinery Reshapes Industry Landscape as US Master Distributor for RMGT 10-Series Presses, Consolidating Access to Full Range of RMGT 40-Inch and 41-Inch Sheetfed Offset Printing Equipment

World Premiere – New Speedmaster XL 106 from HEIDELBERG Boosts Productivity and Is World’s Fastest Sheetfed Offset Press

RMGT to Feature RMGT 970 Press Running Live at PRINTING United

“Perfect from All Sides” – HEIDELBERG Launches New-Generation Speedmaster SX 102

Stephen Sanker Joins Koenig & Bauer as Digital Printing Manager

DavCo Advertising Installs RMGT 9 Series LED-UV Press

DavCo to Host Next Stop in RMGT Commit to Print World Tour

June Opening of Manroland China’s Print Technology Centre

AVD Goldach Opts for a Rapida 106 from Koenig & Bauer

Primary Color Installs RMGT 940 Offset Press

Vista Color Continues Investment in Heidelberg Technology with New Speedmaster XL 106

Burger Druck Adds to Print Capacity

GEW Further Strengthens Sheetfed Team

Koenig & Bauer Presents a New Generation of Large-Format Sheetfed Offset Presses

One Step Upgrades Inkjet and Offset Press by Adding 8-color RMGT 9 Series Long Perfector with LED-UV

It’s SHOWTIME! Customers Invest in Cutting-Edge Sheetfed Offset Technology from Heidelberg

Ricoh Partners with the MFI Group to Extend Access to Leading Sheetfed Production Printers Across Africa

Superior Litho’s New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 164 Press Investment Strengthens Its Folding Carton Growth Strategy

Indian Printers Grow with Equipment from Heidelberg Shanghai Plant

Direct Edge Media Captures New Opportunities With Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 41-Inch Capital Investment

Rapida 106 X with Fully Automatic Plate Logistics at Krüger Druck+Verlag

Video

WhatTheyThink Launches Special Offset Lithography Section Led by Patrick Henry
WhatTheyThink Launches Special Offset Lithography Section Led by Patrick Henry

In this latest episode of the "What's Up?" series, Patrick Henry speaks to WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels about the launch of a new Offset section and why this technology deserves a focus area. They discuss advances in technologies and what members can expect from this new effort. Watch Video

The Road to drupa: HEIDELBERG CEO Dr. Ludwin Monz on drupa 2024
The Road to drupa: HEIDELBERG CEO Dr. Ludwin Monz on drupa 2024

Dr. Ludwin Monz, CEO of HEIDELBERG, shares with WhatTheyThink the company's business and its focus areas. Dr. Monz also offers a preview of HEIDELBERG at drupa 2024. Watch Video

The Printer and The Suit: Chris Hogge of Harris & Bruno
The Printer and The Suit: Chris Hogge of Harris & Bruno

Gear up for a fun episode of The Printer & The Suit, where Warren and Kevin sit down with Chris Hogge, the Director of Sales & Business Development from Harris & Bruno International. With a legacy spanning over 15 years, Chris delves into the evolution of printing technologies and Harris & Bruno's role in pioneering inline and offline coating solutions for an evolving market. Watch Video

Offset Sets Off
Offset Sets Off

Frank talks about offset lithography in front of an AB Dick 360 offset duplicator. He holds up a 1904 math book, the first book printed by offset litho. From its invention just after 1900, offset took 50 years to become the dominant printing process. It is now being challenged by toner and inkjet printing. Watch Video

Business Update: Koenig & Bauer’s Eric Frank on Application Diversification
Business Update: Koenig & Bauer’s Eric Frank on Application Diversification

In this video sponsored by Koenig & Bauer, Senior VP of Marketing Eric Frank talks about the trend for printers to diversify into different kinds of applications, and how Koenig & Bauer has added features to its equipment to help customers take on those new products. Watch Video

Agfa Offset Solutions Reinvents Itself as ECO3
Agfa Offset Solutions Reinvents Itself as ECO3

David Zwang talks with Jonathan Ashton, North America President, of ECO3. ECO3 is not a new player in the market, but it now has a laser focus on offset plates, service, and software. Watch Video

Graphco Can Offer Printers Anything They Need to Grow Their Business
Graphco Can Offer Printers Anything They Need to Grow Their Business

Graphco’s Chris Manley and Gary Greis talk about and demonstrate some highlights of Graphco’s growing portfolio of graphic arts vendors, equipment, and consumables including RMGT presses, Horizon and Foliant finishing equipment, and Kodak plates, CTP systems, and digital and inkjet solutions. Watch Video

Product Strategy: GEW’s Gary Doman on UV Ink Curing for Sheetfed Offset
Product Strategy: GEW’s Gary Doman on UV Ink Curing for Sheetfed Offset

GEW’s Gary Doman discusses trends in sheetfed offset and how UV curing can address these trends. Watch Video

Graphco Holds Open House at EZ Mailing in Indianapolis
Graphco Holds Open House at EZ Mailing in Indianapolis

Graphco President Chris Manley is joined by EZ Mailing Owner Kevin Bennet on the final day of a two-day open house dubbed "The Unfair Advantage" by Graphco. They discuss the company's beginnings as a mail only shop to a full service printer and mailer now with offset, digital, and wide-format capabilities. Watch Video

Chris Manley of Graphco Shares a Positive Industry Outlook
Chris Manley of Graphco Shares a Positive Industry Outlook

In this interview with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne, Chris Manley, President of Graphco, shares his business experiences during the pandemic, including equipment sales driven by growth in book printing and direct mail, as well as the company's unique Ready to Rebound program. Watch Video

Offset Section Editor
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry is a journalist and an educator who has covered the graphic communications industry since 1984.

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