They are responsible for the quality of the printout and as soon as something is wrong they are the first to be targeted by the dissatisfied boss.
Their work is quite hard and I have to admit that you have to really have a fuss to do it.Work after hours, maximum focus and responsibility - definitely not work for everyone.
It is true that it has many varieties and uses different techniques and materials (paint, paper).The main division is cold printing, where the paint is fixed by soaking into paper. While the 'hot' offset where the printed paper web passes through the drying tunnel. The classic offset (water) is associated with the use of water rollers and hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, however, this method is already abandoned due to the difficulty in obtaining a good balance of water and oil paint. The successor of this method is anhydrous offset printing where silicone molds are used instead of water.
This is a very convenient solution, because you can immediately overcome mistakes made by potential customers when placing an order. Often, they send a bad file in the wrong format, with the web printing this error is still captured by the script itself accepting the order.
Of course, such printers also have their drawbacks, ie the lack of the possibility of an individualized approach to the client and his needs, unless we get a really good printing house. .