Digital printing is a method of printing from a digital-based image on to a variety of media. But this would be less expensive in the case of offset by avoiding the cost of all the technical steps required to make the printing plates.
Digital printing usually refers to professional printing technology where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and high-volume laser/ inkjet printers. All printing services is one of the popular Digital Printing Brisbane Services where you can have all sort of printing like business cards, booklet, banner, poster, etc.
Screen printing and digital printing
With Digital Printing, your design is printed directly onto the garment using water-based CMYK inks. Like inkjet printers, this technique allows you to print millions of colours making it a perfect choice for full-colour photographs. Digital textile printing is now a trend where smaller designs are printed onto garments (abbreviated as DTG or Direct to Garment) and printing larger designs onto large format rolls of textile.
Digital printing: advantages
- It still involves ink and chemicals, there are no pre-press procedures like offset printing, so there’s no need for plates, chemicals and extra material. Directly printing onto the material makes it eco-friendly.
- There’s no pre-press procedures and plates, the initial setup time is reduced, and you can get your prints quicker than with offset printing.
- There is no additional cost of creating the plates and hence, you can save money to print smaller quantities.
- For Small Batch Printing of hundreds or thousands, the setup cost of offset printing might not seem justified. With digital printing, you can print in multiple small batches and need not worry about big setup costs.
- Offset printing is essentially imprinting the plate’s content onto the printing material, which means that the content is physically set and cannot be changed. In digital printing, you can easily customize each print unit without too many issues.
- With digital printing, you can print samples to check on colour accuracy and the like so that you’re printing exactly what you envisioned. It’s easy to edit colours and their properties, but with offset printing, the whole process gets much riskier because of the physical separation of ink and water.