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What are the different printing methods?
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  1. There are nine primary methods of printing:

    • Digital printing is a fast-developing technology.
    • Engraving is often used to make fine stationery.
    • Flexography is used for product packaging.
    • Gravure is used in extremely large runs of catalogs and magazines.
    • Letterpress is the oldest method, pioneered by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century.
    • Offset lithography uses plates and rubber blankets to transfer images to paper.
    • Reprographics is a term for photocopying and duplication.
    • Screen printing is used to make billboards and T-shirts.
    • Thermography produces raised printing and is often used for stationery.


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