Litho Printing: By far the most popular print process, a metal plate is treated so that the image area attracts the oil-based inks, while the wet non-image areas resist them. The process is more expensive than digital though and only starts to pay for itself on larger runs.

Digital Printing: Very cost effective for short run printing, it works directly from electronic data and prints in four colour process. The quality is not quite on a par with lithography and you cannot use single Pantones® or metallic inks.

Screen Printing: Is historically the oldest form of printing. Ink is applied to a porous silk screen and passes through a stencil or template to leave an impression. Normally used for t-shirt printing and banners.

Web Offset Printing: A method of printing which uses a continuous reel of paper. They are very fast presses and are only suitable for large print runs.