Litho printing – short for lithographic printing – is a high-quality printing process based around the simple principle that water and oil repel each other. The process works by applying printing ink to a flat plate which is divided into ‘hydrophilic’ and ‘hydrophobic’ regions – meaning that some areas contain a thin layer of water that repel the ink onto other areas that accept it due to differences in surface tension. The ink on the printing plate is then transferred onto printing stock such as paper to leave the desired impression.
A number of elements need to combine to ensure the delivery of high quality commercial printing solutions: skilled craftsmen, sophisticated technology, effective quality control and strong project management. LEA have invested heavily in all of these areas. Our new Mitsubishi, 5-colour and coater, alcohol free litho press utilises state-of-the-art technology to store colour settings and duct profiles to ensure colour continuity across the entire range of your printed material – from the business card and letterhead, to the corporate brochure, to mailing packs and promotional leaflets. LEA’s clients include small, local businesses and large, multinational corporations, all of whom have benefited from the constant attention to detail and time-efficiency that form the working ethos of our highly skilled team of litho printers.
Our Mission & Vision
As one of Lancashire’s most talented litho printers, we have worked closely with many marketing departments, graphic designers and print production teams throughout the UK over the past 5 years. During this time we have developed a deep and commercial understanding of how print fits into the overall marketing communications mix.
Your company brochure, stationery or other printed material is often the first impression people get of your company, so it’s essential that it conveys the right impression, first time – this is where a high-quality printing process such as litho printing comes into play. Good print gives your customers confidence in what you do, and you the confidence to approach them.