Definitions for "Waterless printing"
Offset printing without the use of dampening solution.
a printing process that runs on offset lithography presses, but without using water. The non-image areas of the plate are coated with silicone, allowing the ink to run off freely into shallow wells, in the plate. Because finer dots can be used in waterless printing, the image is very detailed. The cost for this printing process is high, but the results can be magnificent. see also dryography, offset, plate
A specialized technique of offset printing which uses plates having a silicone rubber coating in non-image areas that is printed on a press with no dampening system.