Litho Printing

Litho printing is a traditional form of printing which produces large quantities very quickly. In addition to large quantities litho print also provides fantastic quality print.

At Spiral Colour out Litho press allows us to produce over 3000 sheets an hour – great if you need bulk amounts of print quickly. With litho there are other advantages over other forms of printing when compared to other other forms of printing.

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How does litho printing work?

With litho printing a plate with the artwork written onto it is fed into the machine. The inked image is transferred from the plate to a rubber blanket and then on to the printing surface. At Spiral we can use up to 1mm thick board and as little as 70gsm paper so we can handle a range of requirements from header cards to duplicate pads.

Litho Printing is a fast process and it’s hard not to be impressed. At Spiral Colour we employ vastly experienced litho printers who will be able to ensure only jobs of the best quality are printed.

Why would you use litho over digital printing?

The main reason to use litho print is quantity. Litho is ideal for large quantities of print that will run into the thousands. This covers items such as catalogues, leaflets or header cards – all things we produce regularly for a range of clients. The price per unit drops with the more you print as the main cost of litho comes from the setup costs.

Litho printing can use a range of quality papers and boards, whilst printing large quantities at great quality, so it is an ideal choice for many businesses.

We are happy to help you with your litho printing needs. Our offices are open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Just give us a call on 01625 435130 and our friendly staff will be happy to help. If you are local to our office we can even arrange you to visit us to discuss your needs face to face. If you’d prefer to email us you can reach us at We look forward to working with you on your next litho print project!