Multi-Color Offset Printing

Consistent & Cost-Effective

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The offset printing process transfers an inked image from a plate onto a rubber cylinder which is then transferred again to paper or other materials capable of receiving the inked image. It is consistently used to achieve high quality print and imaging for larger print jobs and does so in a cost-effective manner.  Design Printing has chosen the Komori 5 Color Press with Coater in its multi-color offset printing process to deliver crisp, sharp print results for larger quantity projects:

  • Ad Journals
  • Annual Reports
  • Announcements
  • Auction Catalogs
  • Booklets
  • Brochure
  • Catalogs
  • Continuous Forms

  • Envelopes
  • Invitations
  • Hangar/rack cards
  • Letterhead
  • Postcards
  • Presentation Folders
  • Stationery


4 color process printing involves the use of four plates: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Keyline (Black). The CMYK artwork (which you will have supplied) is separated into these four colors – one plate per color. The four CMYK inks are applied one by one to four different printing units, the paper or card (‘stock’) is then fed through the printing press. The colors are applied to the stock one by one, and out comes the full color (4 color process) result.

Here is an example of 4 color process printing and three examples of spot color printing. There is a lot of versatility in designing for a spot color print run - experiment and see what results you can achieve!


  • Uses same 4 standardized base colors all the time (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black)
  • Small dots of these colors are printed at different angles to create the printed image
  • Most widely used and cost effective color system in commercial printing
  • Significantly cheaper than toner based printing for larger quantity runs

Business Form Printing

 Design Printing prints a wide range of business forms including:

  • Orders and contracts
  • Statements and invoices
  • Personnel and HR documents
  • NCR ( No Carbon Required) 

Design Printing, your green partner®, is an award-winning Los Angeles printer specializing in green printing, packaging, multi-color offset, large format, signs and banners, digital, finishes, and binding. Excellent quality, customer service, with fast-turnaround and delivery including same day and next day turnaround.