Archive: September 26, 2012

Offset Printing 101

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Offset printing is a printing technique where an inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a blanket, then to the paper. The lithographic process is based on the repulsion of oil and water; the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (“fountain solution”), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free. In very basic terms:   A printing plate (with a positive…

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Welcome to our Neighborhood

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Impressions Inc. is located in St. Paul, Minnesota, a couple of blocks off of University Ave. The Minneapolis border is about 300 feet west from the edge of our parking lot. Known as the Twin Cities, St. Paul and Minneapolis share a long and vibrant business history, and are the headquarters locations for numerous Fortune 500 corporations: 3M, Medtronic, General Mills, Target, Best Buy, and United Health Group to name…

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Welcome to our Blog

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Impressions Inc. is excited to launch our brand new blog, Unfolded. Our purpose for creating this blog is to provide useful and relevant (and occasionally not so useful or relevant) information to our clients, employees, and many friends on various topics impacting our industry: printing and packaging. We find the printing and packaging industry mysterious yet exciting. Mysterious in the sense as to how a customer’s concept is consistently and…

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