- Danielle Elia
Types of Digital Printing Your Business can use
There are many benefits of choosing Digital Printing as your go-to printing method for your business. Not only is digital printing at the forefront of printing technology, it is also the most efficient way to print. Digital printing techniques do not use traditional inks and plates like Offset Lithography Printing. Take note of the different styles of digital printing we are going to cover, this way your business is prepared to print campaigns.
TYPES OF DIGITAL PRINTERS
Sheet-Fed Production Printers:
Sheet-fed Digital Production Printing Presses are the ideal choice when a business needs printed materials in large volumes at high-speeds. This method is also best suited for graphic communications. The file formats that can be sent to the printer can be in various formats such as PDF, BMP and or JPEG. High resolution images can be displayed in fine detail when choosing this method.
Cut-Sheet Digital Presses:
Cut-Sheet Digital Presses refer to the substrates being “free sheet”. The Free sheet bundles can come in stacks of 500 or more and are often sold to businesses by the stack. Businesses can choose to have the free sheets vary in paper weights, colors and or paper coatings. Typically, the substrate size used in Cut-Sheet Digital Presses are 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14 and 11 x 17; but various sizes can be chosen. Full bleed sheets are also available for this printing method. Free Sheet substrates work on both inkjet and laser printers, if the paper tray accept various sizes.
Production Inkjet Printers:
Production Inkjet Printers are best known for being a single-pass inkjet system for printing. Production Inkjet Printers are capable of supplementing web and or sheet fed presses. This method of print enables businesses to utilize variable data print methods and or require fast turnaround times.
Continuous Feed Printers:
Continuous Feed Printers also go by the name of ‘continuous form paper’. This method uses substrates that are connected by a perforated edge. To add, this substrate takes on the appearance of an accordion, allowing the feed for the printer to be continuous. This method is often used in roll fed inkjet production printers that are producing high volume jobs. The best types of jobs for this method are typically personalized catalogs, direct mail campaigns, coloring books and variable data methods.
DIFFERENT STYLES OF DIGITAL PRINTING
Printing on demand is a new and upcoming form of digital printing. This technology is best suited for small businesses that do not have a warehouse or the facility to hold products. With On-Demand Printing, a order must be placed before the printing process can begin. This method of printing is perfect for smaller quantities of production.
Variable Data Printing
Variable Data Printing is the use of elements such as images, text and or graphics that can be changed from one substrate to the next. There is no need to stop and reset the printer from copy to copy, because the digital printer is aware of the variables prior to print. This type of printing is best suited for Direct mailers, calendars, Customize Postcards, Flyers, Brochures, & Letters. Be aware, when confirming your business needs variable data print, there must be a external file attached to your digital file indicating the variable information that needs to be printed.
Just like On-demand Printing, Web-to-print Printing is a new and upcoming digital printing style. This method is best suited for e-commerce business or a company that needs remote publishing. Take note that this is primarily for websites! Companies that utilize web-to-print are facilitated in services like web design, media marketing and or online/system as a service.
According to the requirements of the business, there are different types of digital printing that can be chosen . Since the technology of digital printing is still new and continuously adapting; there are endless print possibilities.
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Written by our Digital Marketing Strategist, Danielle Elia