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Monday, 5 March 2012

Types of Offset- Printing Papers and Boards

The list of printing papers and boards available in Kenya is endless and more specifically of offset printing papers. The lists below are some of the commonly printing papers and boards available and consumed in Kenya.
ü  Bond papers
ü  Art paper
ü  Newsprint papers
ü  Manila paper and board
ü  Art cards/boards
ü  Avoline board
ü  Cover boards
ü  Brown Kraft paper
ü  Bank paper
ü  White lined chipboard
ü  Duplex board
ü  Mg covers
ü  Duplicating paper
ü  Straw boards
ü  Self-adhesive papers (adstor/oji/crstal)
ü  Pvc white /clear
ü  Improved newsprint
ü  Colored bank papers
ü  Colored newsprint papers
ü  Royal executive papers
ü  Conquerors paper
ü  Excalibur paper
ü  Pinstripe papers
ü  Colured bond papers
ü  Photocopy papers
ü  Folding box boards
ü  Book papers
ü  Label papers
ü  Grey boards
ü  Core boards
ü  Paper cores
ü  Greese proof
ü  Sugar paper
ü  Ammonia paper
ü  Wax paper
ü  Salvate paper
ü  Directory paper
ü  Embossed papers
ü  Special papers
ü  Among others

Offset- Printing machine in Kenya

The growth of printing industry in Kenya over the last 10 years is tremendous. Businesspersons have moved from importing one colour machine A4 size to full colour A2 or A1 machines. Nairobi to be specific is the leading printing hub in east and central Africa.

Despite printing in Kenya is diverse, with computer printing, digital printing, offset printing and packaging printing, this article will however, handle type of offset printing being used in Kenya.
Most of the printing companies in Kenya have more than one different offset machine and a person cannot fail to observe the following type of machine:
v  Kord
v  Gestestner
v  GTO (Heldgerge)
v  Speed Master
v  Solna
v  Abdic
And Other

The list grow day by day with new advancing in the printing, probably we shall start see new model in the printing press soon. It believed the bigger the machine and the many times print colors at a go the more it is expensive and thus lower production cost and time.