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Offset printing

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  • Q1
    What is plate cleaning solution used for in offset printing?
    To mix and distribute the ink onto the plate.
    To hold the paper in place during the printing process.
    To align the paper and the plate in the printing press.
    To control the ink-water balance on the printing plate.
    To remove ink and debris from the printing plate.
    30s
  • Q2
    What is the purpose of a blanket cylinder in offset printing?
    To align the plate and the paper in the printing press.
    To hold the paper in place during the printing process.
    To transfer the inked image from the plate to the printing surface.
    To clean the printing press after each use.
    To control the ink-water balance on the printing plate.
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the purpose of a drying oven in offset printing?
    To mix and distribute the ink onto the plate.
    To clean the printing press after each use.
    To hold the paper in place during the printing process.
    To align the plate and the paper in the printing press.
    To quickly dry the printed materials and prevent smudging.
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the purpose of a fountain solution in offset printing?
    To align the paper and the plate in the printing press.
    To adjust the temperature of the printing press.
    To clean the plate after each use.
    To control the ink-water balance and keep the non-image areas of the plate clean.
    To mix and distribute the ink onto the plate.
    30s
  • Q5
    What is a printing plate in offset printing?
    A metal or plastic plate that carries the image or text to be printed.
    A machine used for trimming the edges of printed materials.
    A device for drying the printed materials.
    A tool for aligning the paper in the printing press.
    A roller used to apply ink onto the printing surface.
    30s
  • Q6
    What is a CMYK color model?
    A color model that uses shades of gray to create different tones.
    A color model that uses random combinations of colors to create unique shades.
    A color model that uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black) inks to create a wide range of colors.
    A color model that uses only primary colors to create all other colors.
    A color model that uses red, green, and blue colors to create all other colors.
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the purpose of a dampening system in offset printing?
    To control the temperature of the printing press.
    To keep the non-image areas of the plate moist and repel ink.
    To mix and distribute the ink onto the plate.
    To align the paper and the plate in the printing press.
    To clean the plate after each use.
    30s
  • Q8
    What is a plate in offset printing?
    A type of ink used in offset printing.
    A machine used for trimming the edges of printed materials.
    A device for drying the printed materials.
    A tool for aligning the paper in the printing press.
    A metal or plastic sheet that carries the image to be printed.
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the purpose of a rubber blanket in offset printing?
    To apply heat and dry the printed materials.
    To transfer the ink from the plate to the printing surface.
    To hold the paper in place during the printing process.
    To align the plate and the paper in the printing press.
    To clean the printing press after each use.
    30s
  • Q10
    What is offset printing?
    A method of printing where ink is directly applied to paper using a printhead.
    A method of printing that uses heat to transfer ink onto paper.
    A method of mass-producing printed materials by transferring an inked image from a plate to a rubber blanket, then onto paper or other materials.
    A method of printing that involves engraving an image onto a plate and then pressing it onto paper.
    A method of printing that involves etching an image onto a metal plate and using it to apply ink to paper.
    30s
  • Q11
    In offset printing, what does the term 'CMYK' stand for?
    Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key
    Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Contrast, Magenta, Yellow, Key
    Cyan, Multicolored, Yielding, Key
    30s
  • Q12
    What is the purpose of a printing plate in offset printing?
    To transfer ink onto the printing surface
    To clean the printing surface
    To bind the pages together
    To control the ink flow
    30s
  • Q13
    Which of the following is a characteristic of offset printing?
    Uses heat to transfer ink
    Requires the use of toner
    Prints directly on the paper
    Uses a rubber blanket
    30s
  • Q14
    What is the purpose of the dampening system in offset printing?
    To adjust the printing pressure
    To keep non-image areas of the plate moist
    To dry the printed materials
    To control the amount of ink used
    30s
  • Q15
    What is the purpose of a printing blanket in offset printing?
    To transfer ink from the plate to the paper
    To clean the printing press rollers
    To control the amount of ink used
    To dry the printed materials
    30s

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