Thank you oil,
thank you water
THESE TWO ELEMENTS, BY NOT MIXING, helped form the backbone of Longridge. Let's start with a quick summary: the print process relies on colour separation cyan, magenta, yellow, and black all coming together to create a cacophony of colour. No longer are plates hand-etched to create an image of the printed page (put those scribes away), instead the Longridge workflow is developed with advanced computer-to-plate or 'ctp' technology. The plates are placed around a print drum and inserted into the press. Once there, the ink is attracted to the image on the plates and is offset onto a rubber blanket which in turn transfers ink to the printed substrate, in most cases paper.
'Process' colours are created by a specific mixture, or 'screen' of each ink being printed from its own plate, one on top of another. Pantone, or spot colours are single colours specified by a numeric value that is pre-mixed before it goes into the press for this reason it is necessary that another plate is set up for a specific Pantone ink.