Unit 305 – AC 2.1 2.2 – advantages/disadvantages of print

Lithography

Large-format-litho

Can produce lots of products in a small amount of time

High quality images on a range of stocks

can print both sides of a stock

Colour variation due to water and ink mixture

paper can stretch due to dampening

Gravure

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Consistent colour

High speed

Ink dries on evaporation

Good results on cheap stocks

High cost of printing plates and cylinder making

Only good for long runs

Screen

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Economical for short runs

Stencils are easy to produce

Can print on any material

Difficult to achieve fine detail

Low output

Long drying time

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