Lithography Services

Lithography, or offset printing, is the traditional and most common process used to create printed matter. Offset lithography is the method of choice for larger print jobs.

Common offset litho printing applications include:

  • magazines
  • brochures
  • stationery
  • sell sheets
  • journals
  • books

Offset lithography printing occurs when the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket, and then onto the printing surface. At the Sheer Print Solutions offset lithography printing shop, our presses use a computer-to-plate system as opposed to the older computer-to-film workflows, which further increases our quality and saves you money.  The advantages of offset printing compared to other printing methods include:

  • Sharp and clean type, images, and color
  • Consistent high image quality
  • Quick and easy creation of print plates
  • PRICE: most cost-effective method for quality prints in commercial quantities
  • The most versatile form of printing and allows to print on a larger variety of materials

Offset Printing NYC
Offset Printing New York City
Offset Printing NYC

PROS AND CONS: Quick Tips for Offset Litho Printing


  • Allows precise and accurate color reproduction
  • Large quantities can be printed cost-effectively
  • Greater options for paper at varying weights, textures, and finishes
  • Widest range of color, including Pantone® and metallics
  • Modern offset machines use computer-to-plate technologies, saving money and improving quality



  • Requires more steps through production, making the process more time-consuming
  • Unit cost of printing lower quantities can be expensive
  • You cannot print just one copy when using offset printing; not economical and too time-consuming
  • Requires attention to ensure high-quality results


At Sheer Print Solutions, we have over three decades of experience with offset lithography printing, as well as all other printing modalities. Have any questions? Interested in saving money on your commercial print matter? Call our offset printing shop —  212.627.1500

We think you’ll be impressed.