ABDick Mini Offset

Offset Printing

This reliable litho press prints single sheets of paper with one, two or multi-coloured inks. To transfer the image and/or text to the machine to be printed, a polyester plate is created in-house with the SDP-Eco1630 Silver Digiplater. If you are keen to be a part of the printing process, it is possible to control the colour levels while the offset is running - go gradients!

Pantone Colours

Pantone colors are a set of spot colors that follow the Pantone Matching System (PMS). These colour codes create a common language for designers to use when communicating exact colours to customers. Many designers use this standard.

Raster

There are no raster options with the offset. The print will be printed in a symmetric pattern.

Paper Size & Weight

max. paper size 320 x 450mm (SRA3) // paper weight 70-350 g

Print Area

max printing area 310 × 435 mm (a bit bigger then A3) // max resolution 300 dpi

Metallics + gradients!

Pantone Colours offer many different variations of colours, imagine - all the colours...! Including gold, bronze and silver ink.

Separate your layout files by colour and save the layer as greyscale. PDF files are the best and no larger than 300 dpi. Add crop marks for cutting (if necessary).
You can work with colour or simple white paper, but it needs to uncoated. Inform yourself on time about the current paper choices. On stock there is always Munken Print White in various weights. 
HA! Made you look! It's up to you to experiment and enjoy the wonder of offset printing! So keep in mind: the secret with this machine is: IMPERFECTION!

How does it work?

There's a youtube video by AB Dick Offset Printing Press Knowledge Base, which demonstrates the sound and motion of the offset machine. The machine presented in the video carries two plates at a time, enabling it to print two colours at once.