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Lithographic Printing Today, two main types of printing methods stand; Litho and Digital. But what are the key differences between Lithographic Printing and Digital Printing? Litho printing splits the required image into 4 colours, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black. These individual colours are then etched on to metal plates, that once installed into a printing […]

Pantone A commercial developer and seller of colour reference swatch books and associated support materials. Owned by measurement systems developer X-Rite since 2007. Pantone provides the most widely used references for specifying colours, which are de facto if not actual standards, used worldwide. Most corporate brand colours are specified as Pantone references. The right to […]

Acanthus 50-year history: Part One 1967-2000 1967 The Acanthus Press established The Company was established in 1967. It began its life in a small premises offering conventional  typesetting and artwork and printing with limited print finishing. Linotype-Paul introduce medium cost CRT typesetting with Linotron 505. 1974 The four-color machine Speedmaster 72 V in the 52x72cm […]