LithographyOffset lithography is the most common method of printing. It is an indirect process which means that an image is transferred, or offset, from one surface to another. A printing plate mounted on a cylinder transfers the image to a rubber blanket mounted on another cylinder. The image is then transferred from the blanket cylinder to the substrate as it passes between the blanket cylinder and an impression cylinder. Lithography provides consistent, reliable color, print run after print run and is the print method of choice for achieving any color in the Pantone palette.