Anyone tasked with a commercial or even private printing project, need to familiarise themselves with the pros and cons of digital and offset printing as they are bound to come across these two terms.
Each of these printing methods is quite different from the other, and as such, suited to different types of projects.
Before making a choice between the two, it is essential to take the time to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each of these options against the project requirements.
Here’s a short description of the main advantages and disadvantages of offset and digital printing.
Digital printing is a modern printing technique that relies on the use of high-tech laser and inkjet printers.
Toner and ink are applied directly onto the printing paper, eliminating the use of the printing plates used in offset printing.
Laser printers attract toner particles to the paper using an electric charge from a metal drum.
Inkjet printers, on the other hand, spray ink onto the print paper using tiny nozzles.
This printing technique is therefore suited to projects that come with a tight deadline.
Customising each piece of paper being printed does not require any time-consuming changes in the printing set up.
This makes proofing work much easier.
In this printing method, the image is not transferred onto the print material directly, instead of being offset through a metal plate and roller system.
As the oldest printing method known to man, offset printing follows a simple process.
The image to be printed is burned onto metal plates which are used to transfer it onto rubber rollers before being printed onto the printing paper/medium.
Learn more about different types of printing here.
Making a choice between digital printing and offset printing depends on how well the job requirements, such as budget, volume and print quality, match each printing technique.
Before making a final decision, it is important to find out the specifics of the printing job at hand.
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