Digital Print

Digital printing is perfect for fast turn-around times and smaller print runs. It offers a precise, high quality finish and fantastic colour range. In addition to the standard CMYK there are also neon colours as well as white; as the toners are opaque the white works well printed onto a coloured board. A clear toner can also be added offering a shine to sections of your print.

Digital printing is a much faster process than lithographic, using toners rather than inks. We have explained the process a little more below. It is perfectly suited for smaller print runs and jobs that require a fast turn-around. Digital printing is great for business cards and stationery, presentations, portfolios, calendars, flyers, posters and mock-ups.

Digital printing offers the added advantage of personalisation which is mainly used for direct mail and invitations.

We understand how tight deadlines can be and will always work with you to deliver without compromising quality. We don't just work locally and are despatching couriers throughout the UK and worldwide on a daily basis.

If you would like to discuss your print requirements please call us on 01628 810523 or alternatively request a quote online.

Digital Printing Process

Digital Printing Explained

Digital printing has become increasingly popular over recent years since it was bought to the market in the 1990's. With such high standards of quality and colour, coupled with speed and personalisation, digital is increasingly finding itself the preferred choice due to its flexible nature.

Digital Printing offers a very different approach to litho printing, assembling each image from a complex set of numbers and mathematical formulas. These images are captured from a matrix of dots, generally called pixels, this process is called digitising. The digitised image is then used to digitally control deposition of ink, toner or exposure to electromagnetic energy, such as light, to reproduce images. The mathematical formulas also allow for algorithms to compress the data. It also gives a method of Calibration or Colour Management Systems which helps to keep images looking at the same colour. One important function that the mathematical formulas allowed was the development of a common language for digital printing it is called PostScript and was developed by Adobe. To see what PostScript looks like open a PDF or EPS in a text editor, the code seems very intricate but to a computer it's just a simple code of instructions.

One of the most important advantages that digital printing offers is a quicker response time due to its minimal press setup and it's built in multi-colour registration system. This eliminates many of the upfront, time consuming processes that can cause analogue printing methods to have a slower turn-around time. Another advantage of digital printing is the ability to offer variable printing; this means that each printed piece can have different information on it providing personalisation and customisation.

Digital Printing Advantages

Efficiency -Smaller quantities with quicker turnarounds

Tight Deadlines - Little set-up needed enabling next day, or even same day delivery.

Cost Saving - For smaller print runs, digital printing is often most cost effective.

Minimises Waste - With no minimum quantity, you print what you need.

Mock-up - No job is too small, so this is ideal for proofing single items before committing to larger runs, or having sight of advanced copies that match the main print run that will follow.

Personalisation - Customise text or images specific to individuals or create different versions of a document.

Wide Colour Range - Digital benefits from additional colours (white, orange, violet and green), which results in a wider colour gamut when used in conjunction with the standard CMYK palette, giving greater depth in imagery and more vibrancy. White ink and digital spot varnish are also options too.

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