Digital print transfers an image digitally to paper using liquid inks and toners very similar to your standard copy machine. The colors on a digital print image are easier to adjust and proof, and turnaround time is quicker since the conversion to print is an easier process.
Digital offset printing uses a plate to transfer an image to a rubber ink roller and prints in Pantone (PMS) and CYMK colors specifically. The ink transfer allows the ink to sink into the pores of the paper, providing a higher quality look and feel to the print.
Due to the plate setup process, digital offset printing is only cost effective for quantities larger than 250. The cost per print decreases as the quantity increases, making digital offset printing the most economical for larger projects. Recent technology development has made the difference between digital print and offset printing almost unidentifiable to the untrained eye, though there are benefits to both.
- A quick turnaround
- Less than 250 prints
- A quick proof
- Prints on smaller paper sizes and standard stock
- Printing not required to be written on or run through a laser printer
- A large quantity job
- Specific CYMK or Pantone (PMS) colors
- Printing to go back through a laser printer or be written on with pen ink or pencil
- Larger paper sizes or specialty stock types
b. E-mail file to firstname.lastname@example.org. For large files, you will be provided instructions for sending your file when we receive your quote request.
- All images and files are converted (or sourced) into CYMK color
- All files are in correct format (PDF, JPEG, EPS, AI, etc.)
- Files and images are high resolution (at least 300 dpi)
- All links to graphics and images are available
- All fonts are embedded or linked
- Proper bleed is setup and includes bleed and trim marks
- Does not require any further edits or modifications before printing