Offset Versus Digital Printing And Which One To Choose
Digital Printing Alaska: All the advancements in technology have managed to make our lives easier… and faster. This happened in the field of printing as well. For example, the world has switched from offset printing to digital printing, and that didn’t happen only in Alaska, Anchorage, Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks, Kenai, Seward, Soldotna, but all around the world.
The old form of digital printing, offset printing used to be the world’s most common high volume commercial printing technology.
The advantages of offset:
– It provides better image quality
– It is appropriate for a great number of printing materials (paper, wood, cloth, metal, etc.)
– The costs decrease as quantity increases
The offset printing process (also known as lithographic process) is based on the repulsion of oil and water. But in digital printing many of these mechanical steps of offset printing are removed. Of course, the speed will be bigger, but what you need to understand is that this process is a bit different from the above-mentioned one.
The advantages of digital printing:
– This kind of printing has a faster turnaround than the traditional method
– You can obtain more accurate counts, less waste and fewer printing variations
– The costs of low volume printing are lower, as compared to the costs of offset printing for the same number of prints
– The procedure allows you to customize each piece of printed material without slowing down the speed of the process. For example, if you have to print wedding invitations and want the name of each guest to be printed on the invitation you can do this from a computer without stopping the printing process.
– The technique is perfect for marketing and business advertising through flyers, brochures and personalized marketing letters.