Digital Printing VS Offset Printing

Digital printing

is a technology that allows the printing of digital images directly from a computer or other digital file. Unlike traditional printing methods such as offset printing, digital printing does not require the use of plates and is commonly used for shorter runs of printed materials.

Digital printing offers faster turnaround times and can be more cost-effective for small runs compared to offset printing. In addition, digital printing also offers a variety of options, such as vibrant colors and custom images, that make it ideal for creating a unique look on printed materials.

  • Directly prints from digital files such as PDFs
  • Usually, produces shorter runs with faster turnaround times
  • No setup costs or plates are required
  • More cost-effective for shorter runs due to minimal setup costs
  • Generally more expensive for large-quantity runs
  • Lower resolution than offset printing

Offset printing

sometimes referred to as offset lithography, is a printing technique that uses printing plates to transfer an image onto a substrate (such as paper or cardstock). The printing plates are loaded onto the machine, which then loads the image onto a rubber blanket. The rubber blanket transfers the image to the substrate, resulting in a printed image.

Offset printing is one of the most popular printing methods for commercial printing projects. It is a more expensive and time-consuming process than digital printing, but the cost of printing in bulk volume is much cheaper. 
  • Transfer of ink from printing plates to rubber blankets and then to the printing surface
  • Produces higher quality images
  • Lower unit price for large-quantity runs
  • Longer set up time and increased costs associated with making printing plates

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