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 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.
"A huge thank you for all of the printing that you turned around for us so quickly over this weekend. I really appreciate the speed and ease of working with you and your team."
"Hartgraph are consistent in their service to us as a supplier, communication and response is always clear and precise and delivered in a timely manner."
"I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. Thank you yet again for saving the day."
"I have just showed the team the boxes you dropped off and they think they are great! Thank you so much, this was such an easy process to get everything organised with you. 😊"
"It was a pleasure to work with you on this project. Thank you for all your time and effort - it really made the difference and I think it looks great, the client was super happy.
"It’s amazing what we can achieve when we put our heads together! We make such a good team!"
"Just a quick note to comment on the excellent print and finishing of this job it looked really good!!"
"Thank you for sending the cartons. We received it fine and they look AMAZING. We couldn't be happier."
"Thank you for sending the cartons. We received them fine and they look AMAZING. We couldn't be happier."
"Thanks so much for all you did to create such a gorgeous mock-up of our brochure. It looks great! We sincerely appreciate your attention to detail on this project!
"Thanks so much for all your hard work. We appreciate this was very rushed and complicated at times, so we really appreciate your can do attitude! 😊 Pleasure working with you!
"Thanks to all of you for the fantastic product you produced. It went down a storm."
"The AR brochure looks pretty perfect to me! Brilliant print and finishing job so thanks to all of you in making it look wonderful - I knew I could trust you!"
"The work you’ve done for the club over the last twelve years or so, often at ridiculously tight timescales, has been wonderful, and I felt it was time I publicly acknowledged that."
"They were absolutely over the moon with them and wanted to pass on their thanks too. It all looked awesome and the samples fitted in the mock-up boxes perfectly. Good job."
"We've just received the brochures and we absolutely LOVE them! Thanks so much for your help and getting these to us so quickly - the team are incredibly pleased.
"What can I say dude, PERFECT!!! I'm so happy with them! You're awesome at what you do dude, the quality is second to none!