Bulldog Press for Colour Printing

Bulldog Press has been providing quality printed products to businesses and individuals in the Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast areas for over 20 years. While some businesses try to produce the cheapest possible product, we focus on producing the best possible product and can help you create maximum impact using colour in all your print materials. No job too big or too small – as here at Bulldog Press we offer cost-effective, high quality print solutions for all print runs to give you and your business the best results. 

 

About Offset Printing

The offset printing process is where ‘plates’ are created for each colour to be printed on to the surface of the paper or card. While the process has been in use for over 100 years it still remains the most effective, most common and most cost effective printing process for medium to large print runs.

 

Single Colour Offset Printing

Single colour offset printing is one our specialities at Bulldog Press. As the name suggests it involves creating one printing plate that then may be used to print any one colour. The single colour may be any one of the standard PMS colours, or any one of the standard CMYK process colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black). While this process can only be used to print one colour, different tints can be achieved by using a screening process.


Single colour printing is popular for printing Business or School Forms, NCR (No Carbon Required) Docket Books, Order Forms, Purchase Order Books and any other printing that needs to produced at low cost.

 

2-Colour Offset Printing

Two colour offset printing is another speciality of Bulldog Press. As the name suggests, it involves creating two (2) printing plates that can be used to print any two colours. The single colour can be any of the standard PMS colours, or any of the standard CMYK process (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) colours.

 

While this process can only be used for two colours, a range of tints and a limited number of colours can be achieved by screening the two colours together (e.g. using just Cyan and Magenta a range of colours from pink to sky blue to purple can be created using screens).

 

2-Colour printing is more commonly used for Letterheads, With Compliment Slips, Business Cards, Annual Reports, Business or School Forms, NCR (No Carbon Required) Docket Books, Order Forms, Purchase Order Books and any other record keeping book.

 

4-Colour Offset Printing – Four Colour Process

Four colour process (CMYK) printing is the most common forms of printing used today. As the name suggests, four (4) colour offset printing means creating four printing plates for each of the process colours i.e. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. By combining different screens (dots) of CMYK, millions of colours are able to be created.

 

CMYK offset printing is commonly used for magazines, flyers, brochures, posters and some stationery. The major drawback of CMYK offset printing is that light colours may appear ‘washed out’ or have noticeable screen (dot) patterns.

 

Digital Printing

Digital printing is totally different to offset printing and works by coloured toner being ‘baked’ onto paper rather like a big photocopy machine.

 

Although not cost-effective for large print runs, this process is extremely useful for small print runs of documents up to A3 size.

 

For professional advice on the best colour printing solutions for your business, speak to the experienced team at Bulldog Press today.