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We offer a number of different offset printing supplies, including press ink, dampening systems, blankets, powder, and more. We always strive to provide the best offset printing supplies at an affordable price point. Learn more about our supplies and what offset printing supplies you may need for your printing application below:

Printing Press Ink

Offset sheetfed printing presses would be nothing without ink. It's the reason the press exists. Good print starts with good ink that performs well in the press and in the press room and printing ink can be one of the largest indicators of overall print quality.

Inks can come in many varieties beyond just the color. Inks can come in different tack and finish. Inks can also come with different additives that can help them to dry more quickly. Ink technology in the 21st century is quite advanced and as time goes on we are sure to see very interesting inks in the future

Dampening Systems

In conventional offset printing, there is a constant balance made between ink and water. In the printing process the image is passed by the special chemical properties of the printing plate itself. In some areas it is hydrophobic and in other areas it is hydrophilic. These two terms essentially mean that the plate will attract or repel water. In the areas that are hydrophobic the plate will pick up ink from the ink-train. In areas where the plate is hydrophilic, the plate will pick up water and repel the ink.

Printing Blanket

The printing blanket has become a staple of the offset printing method. The printing blanket is offset printing supply that features a smooth mat, which is wrapped around a cylinder within the printing unit. This mat acts as a cushion that presses against the master and picks up the image. The purpose of the printing blanket is to transfer the image from the master to the sheet. In other words, the printing blanket is the medium that carries the image from the plate to the paper. Printing blankets are designed to be removed and replaced periodically to compensate for wear.

Printing Powder

Printing press powder has long been used in the world of offset printing. It offers numerous benefits in the printing process and is used by almost every manufacturer in the industry. The first and most important purpose of printing press powder is to prevent ink offset. Ink offset is when wet ink from one sheet is transferred onto a second sheet that makes contact. Powder is sprayed onto the sheets as they are stacked at the delivery end of the press, the fine layer of powder forms a micro-barrier between the sheets to keep the ink from making contact. A secondary benefit of spray powder is reduced dry time due to a minute air-gap between the individual sheets. This slight gap allows for an amount of air circulation through the stack and gives the moisture within the ink a way out.



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S-65_ryobi_sheet_seperator S-65 Ryobi Sheet Separator

S-65 Ryobi Sheet Separator

ES-350 Water Bottle, American- Toko Parts ES-350 Water Bottle, American- Toko Parts

ES-350 Water Bottle, American- Toko/ProPrint Parts. Clearance Item.

S-90_Toko_ProPrint_suckers S-90 Toko/ProPrint Sucker

S-90 Toko/ProPrint Sucker

Our Price: $2.90
Squeeze Bottle 16 oz 16 oz Squeeze Bottle

This 16 oz squeeze bottle is bottom feeding.

Our Price: $9.50
Anti-Static Spray from Varn Anti-Static Spray from Varn

Anti-Static Spray from Varn

Our Price: $9.96
clear_gel_roller_cleaner Clear Gel Roller Cleaner

Clear Gel roller cleaner is an excellent product that speed up your color changes and ultimately improve the productivity of your entire shop.

Our Price: $9.99
Varn Ink-Readi Ink-Readi from Varn

Varn Ink-Readi

Our Price: $13.50
Blue Swell Blanket Repair Printing Blanket Fix Rapid Blanket Blue Swell (Varn Swell Alternative)

A fast acting, topical blanket smash repair. Works quickly to eliminate expensive downtime by applying directly to the damaged area or low spot of the blanket to restore a proper printing surface for halftones and critical images.

Our Price: $13.65
S-88 Hamada Suckers S-88 Hamada Suckers

S-88 Hamada Suckers

Our Price: $14.40
royse_filter Royse Filter Bag

This filter bag will help keep your Royse unit functioning like the day you got it.

Our Price: $18.56
Mitsubishi_silver_master_SLM-OD_fountain_solution Silver Master SLM-OD Fountain Solution [1 Gallon]

A fountain solution specifically formulated for use with Polyester plates.

Our Price: $22.00
varn_true_blue_offset_plate_cleaner Varn True Blue Offset Plate Cleaner [1 Quart]

True Blue Plate Cleaner quickly and completely opens all types of metal offset plates, even after long periods of storage.

Our Price: $25.49
Sale Price: $23.90
Hamada RS/VS34 Series Under Blanket Hamada RS/VS34 Series Under Blanket

Hamada RS34 Series Blanket & Under

Our Price: $30.43
TDP-HL Etch Solution TDP-HL Etching Solution for TDP System

TDP-HL Etching Solution

Our Price: $31.20
Mitsubishi_SLM_Fountain_Solution_additive_OA2 SLM Fountain Additive OA2 [1 Liter]

Used as an anti-toning additive where Silver Master plates are used.

Our Price: $32.00
Pantone Silver 877 (2 lbs) Pantone Silver 877 (2 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Metallic Silver 877

Our Price: $33.28
Varn Absolute 6036 ALC Sub Varn Absolute 6036 ALC Sub(Gal)

Varn Absolute 6036 ALC Sub(Gal)

Our Price: $34.92
Varn SuperLene Fountain Solution Varn SuperLene Fountain Solution [1 Gallon]

Varn's Super-lene Fountain Solution is a multi-purpose fountain solution for duplicators and small presses.

Our Price: $35.30
W-1000 Superior Elite Trans White Superior Elite Trans White Ink [4.9 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $35.39
hamada_234_printing_under_blanket Hamada 234 Series Under Blanket (Straight Cut)

Hamada H234 Series Blanket & Under with HSF Bars

Our Price: $35.80
California Wash Gallon Varn California Wash [1 Gallon]

Varn California Wash [1 Gallon]

Our Price: $36.38
TDP-DL Fountain Solution TDP-DL Fountain Solution [2 Liter]

TDP-DL2 Fountain Solution

Our Price: $36.84
toko_printing_blanket 12 3/8" x 19" Under Blanket

Under Blankets for Toko, ProPrint, and Multi presses.

Our Price: $38.54
toko_printing_blanket 13" x 19" Under Blanket

Narrow Under Blanket for Toko, Multi, and ProPrint presses.

Our Price: $38.78
Pamarco Fountain Additive APA Fountain Additive [1 gallon]

APA Fountain Additive

Our Price: $39.63
Superior Matte Overprint Varnish Wax Free Superior Matte Wax Free overprint varnish [5.4 lbs]

Superior Matte Overprint Varnish Wax Free

Our Price: $41.69
Standard Digital Duplicator High Quality Black Ink Digital Duplicator "Type VIII" High Quality Black Ink [1000 ml]

Digital Duplicator "Type VIII" High Quality Black Ink

Our Price: $43.00
Bring Overused Blankets Back to Life with Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator (Gal)

Varn Super Rubber Rejuvenator (Gal)

Our Price: $44.71
superio_elite_process_black_ink Superior Elite LT Process Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $45.47
Superior Elite MT Process Black Ink Superior Elite MT Process Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Superior Elite MT Process Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Our Price: $45.47
Superior Ellite LT Dense Black Superior Elite LT Dense Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Superior Elite LT Dense Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Our Price: $47.70
Superior Elite MT Dense Black Printing Press Ink Superior Elite MT Dense Black Ink [5.3 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $47.70
superior_elite_pantone_yellow_printing_press_ink Superior Elite LT Process Yellow Ink [5 lbs]

Superior Elite LT Process Yellow Ink is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $48.40
superior_elite_pantone_yellow_printing_press_ink Superior Elite MT Process Yellow Ink [5 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $48.40
superior_elite_process_magenta_printing_press_ink Superior Elite LT Process magenta Ink [5.1 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $48.45
DRD-9181 Superior Elite Mt Process Magenta Ink Superior Elite MT Process Magenta Ink [5.1 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $48.45
MBE-7754 Superior Elite LT Process Cyan Ink Superior Elite LT Process Cyan Ink [5.1 lbs]

Superior Elite LT Process Cyan Ink [5.1 lbs]

Our Price: $48.65
MBE-7810 Superior Elite MT Process Cyan Ink Superior Elite MT Process Cyan Ink [5.1 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $48.65
Superior Elite Neutral Black Printing Press Ink Superior Elite Neutral Black [5.4 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $49.90
varn_fountain_pure_filter Varn Fountain Pure Filter

By processing your fountain solution through a Varn FountainPure filter you can extend fountain solution life. The filter removes contaminants and extends the replenishment cycle.

Our Price: $53.51
Hamada DU34 Series Blanket Hamada DU34 Series Blanket

Hamada 248 Series Blanket

Our Price: $53.79
MBA-1000 Superior Elite Process Blue Ink Superior Elite Process Blue Ink [5.1 lbs]

Superior Elite Process Blue Ink [5.1 lbs]

Our Price: $54.98
MRA-1000 Superior Elite Warm Red Printing Ink Superior Elite Warm Red Ink [5.4 lbs]

Superior Elite Warm Red Ink [5.4 lbs]

Our Price: $55.62
DRA-1000 Superior Elite Rubine Red Printing Ink Superior Elite Rubine Red Ink [5.2 lbs]

Superior Elite Rubine Red Ink [5.2 lbs]

Our Price: $56.00
AirtechSpray Powder 10lbs Air Tech Spray Powder [5 Pounds]

AirtechSpray Powder

Our Price: $56.00
Superior Elite Reflex Blue Superior Elite Reflex Blue Ink [5.0 lbs]

Elite is a fast setting, stay-open process set that performs well on a vast array of presses.

Our Price: $61.70
Hamada H-234 Blanket 19-7/8" around x 12-5/8" Across Hamada H-234 Blanket (Barred)

Hamada H-234 Blanket 19-7/8" around x 12-5/8" Across [1 ea]

Our Price: $61.71
Spinks Acrylic EZ Flow Black Spinks Acrylic EZ Flow Black Ink [5 lbs]

Better than standard rubber-base inks, Spinks' Acrylic sets and dries faster.

Our Price: $63.00
Nikken QSD-III Fountain Solution Nikken QSD-III Fountain Solution [1 Gallon]

Extreme QSD-III is engineered to run with todays sophisticated CtP plate workflows and is without compromise on quality.

Our Price: $65.00
Sakurai 58 Series Blanket & Under Sakurai 58 Series Blanket & Under

Sakurai 58 Series Blanket & Under with FSF Bar

Our Price: $65.00
Superior Matte Overprint Varnish W-2278 Superior Matte Overprint Varnish [5.3 lbs]

Overprint Varnish

Our Price: $65.03
MGA-1000 Superior Elite Green Printing Ink Superior Elite Green Ink [5.5 lbs]

Superior Elite Green Ink [5.5 lbs]

Our Price: $65.78
Standard Digital Duplicator Gray HQ Ink Digital Duplicator "Type VII" Gray HQ Ink [1000ml]

Digital Duplicator "Type VII" Gray HQ Ink [1000ml]

Our Price: $68.00
Royal Pantone Gold 874 (2.5 lbs) Royal Pantone Gold 874 (2.5 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 874

Our Price: $68.55
Royal Pantone Gold 875 (2.5 lbs) Royal Pantone Gold 875 (2.5 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 875

Our Price: $68.55
Royal Pantone Copper 876 (2.5 lbs) Royal Pantone Copper 876 (2.5 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 876

Our Price: $68.55
Sakurai 66 Series Blanket & Under Sakurai 66 Series Blanket & Under

Sakurai 66 Series Apollo Blanket & Under with FSF Bars

Our Price: $69.00
Royal Pantone Gold 871 Ink Royal Pantone Gold 871 (2.7 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 871

Our Price: $74.03
Royal Pantone Gold 872 (2.7 lbs) Royal Pantone Gold 872 (2.7 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 872

Our Price: $74.03
Superior Royal Pantone Gold 873 (2.7 lbs) Royal Pantone Gold 873 (2.7 lbs)

Superior Royal Pantone (R) Gold 873

Our Price: $74.03
   
 

The Printing Press

Its truly a magnificent example of human ingenuity and intuition. An invention that has literally changed the world; leading the onset of mass communication and the ability to share information across the world. With roots in the 1400s and 1500s the printing press came at a time when humanity was struggling through change and helped to usher in large cultural shifts.

The printing press has gone through some dramatic changes over time while still retaining its principles of operation. Modern printing presses print at speeds over 15,000 sheets an hour. Some feed sheets of paper that are 6 feet wide. Certain special applications utilize amazing technologies like ultraviolet and infra-red heater systems, others feed thick stiff materials like boards or plastics. The printing press has come a long way from its roots and there's nothing quite like printing in the 21st century.

The future of printing is bright. Despite some systemic changes within the industry the overall volume of printing worldwide is increasing. Periodically major changes in materials, chemistry, and energy sciences lead to changes in the way things are done in the business of production. New methods and processes bring versatility, reliability, increases in production and increases in safety for operators and our environment. For example new methods of printing conductive ink onto non-conductive substrate allow for the creation of flexible and easily mass produces circuit boards. Industry trends indicate that in some time this new method will be widely adopted and become a major channel of manufacturing printed circuits.