What’s the difference between litho and digital printing?

Litho and digital printing – how to work out what’s best for you: For many people, it can be hard to work out which type of printing is right for their budget and the type of materials they need to print. They might even call a printing company for advice but leave the call none…

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All about Giclee fine art printing

What is Giclee fine art printing and how to pronounce it Giclee fine art printing is one of the niche printing services we provide, setting us aside from many other printing companies in Oxfordshire and beyond. The word Giclee (pronounced “g-clay”), comes from the French verb gicler which literally means to ‘squirt or spray’. Who…

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What is litho (lithographic) printing, what does it mean and how does it work?

Well first of all never be afraid to ask the question, there are plenty of people who have worked within the industry for many years who would struggle to answer this. The term Lithography comes from the Greek translation of λίθος, lithos, “stone” and γράφειν, graphein, “to write” The method of printing was and still…

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Colour Management

At KMS we have recently invested a considerable amount of time and cost bringing some standards to our colour management. We chose Mellow Colour as our partners and use their PrintSpec system to accurately match our print to ISO 12647 – a common objective for Printers and Clients, or any other international or in house…

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Digital printing – where does it fit?

I am often asked what I think the future holds for print and whether it will ultimately be replaced with digital printing technology? It’s a question that needs careful consideration and in truth none of us know the answer. Litho printing, which I spent my apprenticeship mastering back in the mid 80’s, has undoubtedly had…

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