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Types Of Commercial Printing

by Taylor Hughes

Printing is vital for your business, as you can produce materials such as brochures and leaflets. These printouts provide information regarding your company and can help to market or advertise your business. The type of printing you use can help you stand out from the competition. Here are common commercial printing types to consider.


LED UV commercial printing produces high-quality printouts since the print is sharp and vivid. Also, printing professionals don't use anti-set-off power or a sealing coat. Instead, this printing style uses UV curing, facilitating a quick turnaround time. Thus, you can produce many printouts in a short time.

Also, if you want to lower your business's carbon footprint, LED UV printing is ideal since the printers consume less energy than conventional print-drying technologies. Also, the printers have an on/off functionality that eliminates standby energy use between printing jobs and lowers carbon monoxide emissions. Most importantly, this printing method is versatile; you can print on any material, as the drying method doesn't use heat but light. Overall, LED UV printing is eco-friendly and economical.

Offset Lithography

During the offset lithography process, the commercial printing company inks a metal plate containing images of the content to print. The printing professionals then transfer the inked images from the plate to a roller or rubber blanket and finally onto the printing surface, which produces the final print. The common printing surfaces include canvas, cardboard, and paper. Hence, this method is ideal for printing large volumes of work since the printers use large rolls of paper that produce high-quality prints.

Large Format

Large or wide format printing is versatile and allows you to print graphics on any material of different sizes. Since the technique enables printing of large impressions, commercial printing services usually use special printers that accommodate large dimensions. The method helps produce print materials that attract attention from far away, such as banners, pop-ups, banners, and billboards. The print materials can be foldable, free-standing, or hang on the wall.


The inked roll contains the printing image during the flexography process, which helps you transfer the image on the printing surface such as plastic, metal, and cellophane. This commercial printing style produces a high-quality print in a short time due to quick drying. Also, flexography lowers printing costs and can accommodate various inks.

The common commercial printing techniques are large format, flexography, LED UV, and offset lithography. If you have an upcoming printing project for your business, consider these techniques.