Gravure Printing

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Gravure Printing
Cale Polkinghorne
Historical Background
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Italian Renaissance 1300’s.
Engravings and etching into soft copper.
A channel or sunken area is left, this holds the
ink.
Intaglio is the term used to describe gravure
printing (Italian for printing in a sunken
surface)
“Roto” Gravure
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Roto means Round.
Term used for Industrial Intaglio.
Roto Gravure is printing from a cylinder.
Web Fed
Slitter ( devise used to cut sheets at the end of
of the press)
Gravure Industry
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Simplest of all printing
systems.
Fastest press start up.
Very little paper waste
(half the paper waste of
lithography).
Speed is extremely high.
45,000 copies an hour.
Gravure Industry (continued)
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Some run 20 million copies without cylinder
wearing out.
Highest quality image.
Industry Organization
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3 types of printing
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Packing Printing
Publication Printing
Specialty Printing
Packaging Printing
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This includes producing and folding.
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Cartons
Boxes
Bags
Gift wrappers
Labels
Publication Printing
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This includes Printing
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Newspaper Supplements
Magazines
Catalogs
Mass Mailing Advertisements
Specialty Printing
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Used to Print such materials as
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Wallpaper
Vinyl
Floor covering
Textiles (decoration and clothing)

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