Dampening – Printing Terms Glossary

A necessary part of the offset printing process whereby rollers distribute a solution to the plate, which covers the non-printing area of the plate, repelling ink in those fields. Some newer presses use a waterless ink technology, which does not use dampening.

 

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A necessary part of the offset printing process whereby rollers distribute a solution to the plate, which covers the non-printing area of the plate, repelling ink in those fields. Some newer presses use a waterless ink technology, which does not use dampening.