Long Runs & Larger Projects

What We Offer

Foote Printing is a traditional offset printing union shop.  We do full-color printing up to 22" x 28" and 6/6 + Coating. We print books, brochures, stationary, pamphlets, postcards, posters, folders and more.

What Offset Is

Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then onto the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image obtains ink from ink rollers. The the ink is transferred onto the rollers, the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called "fountain solution") which prevents ink from transferring onto non-printed areas.

Importance

Even with the world getting more and more digital, traditional offset printing still holds an important place in our industry. We can produce thousands of pieces more quickly, and able to achieve an exact color match.  We have experts who run these large printers that ensure the quality of your job is everything you expect and more.

History

Robert Barclay from England created the first offset lithographic press in 1875 to print on tin, the most common object to print on at the time.  Years later in 1904, Ira Washington Rubel from the United States created a verson that printed on paper to create photographs.  The word “lithograph” means “an image from stone” or “printed from stone”.  However, metal cylinders are used in today's offset presses.  This printing press was initially created to reproduce artwork inexpensively and still holds true today.

  • 2800 East 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44104
  • 216.431.1757
  • 216.431.9958
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