Book printing is divided into three stages
1. Before the book is printed: refers to the work in the early stage of printing, generally refers to photography, design, production, typesetting, output film proofing, etc.;
2. When the book is printed: refers to the work in the middle of printing, the process of printing the finished product through the printing machine;
3. After the book is printed: refers to the post-printing work, generally refers to the post-processing of the printed matter, including glue (laminating), UV, oil, beer, hot stamping, embossing, mounting, binding, cutting, etc., which are mostly used for publicity Category and packaging printed matter.
The production of printed matter generally has to go through five processes, including the selection or design of the original manuscript, original plate making, printing plate printing, printing, and post-press processing.
That is to say, first select or design a manuscript suitable for printing, and then process the graphic information of the manuscript to produce the original plate for printing or engraving.
The original plate is then used to make a printing plate for printing, and finally the printing plate is installed on the printing machine, and the ink is coated on the surface of the printing plate by an inking system, and the ink is transferred from the printing plate to the substrate. , The large number of printed sheets copied in this way are processed after printing to become finished products suitable for various purposes.
Nowadays, people often refer to the design of manuscripts, image and text information processing, and plate making as pre-press processing, and the process of transferring the ink on the printing plate to the substrate is called printing. The completion of such a printed matter requires pre-press processing, Printing, post-press processing and other processes.