Advantages:

Offset

  • Quality and cost-effectiveness in high volume jobs.
  • Higher image quality, higher resolution and no streaks/spots.
  • The unit cost goes down as the quantity goes up.

Digital

  • Shorter turnaround
  • Lower costs for very small print runs
  • Availability of variable data printing

 

Digital Printing vs. Offset Printing

Printing large volumes of the same design, best economies are achieved conventional printing via our offset printing machinery. Whereas other jobs that involve a smaller print run and/or fast turnaround, digital printing can be the answer.

Check out the differences between the 2 technologies below:

Offset:
Offset printing uses CMYK. This process uses ink and plates to transfer an image onto paper. It produces high quality cost effective results for long print runs. An A4 letterhead would require a minimum quantity of 500 copies to be cost effective.

Digital:
Digital printing can print both CMYK and RGB, although colour shifts may occur with RGB content. Short runs of any quantity less than 500 copies are typical for digital printing. As a digital printer requires no printing plates, there is less time and expense involved in setting up a file to print. This means that a finished file can be proofed and final quantity run within a short time period.

Which to choose?
The differences between the two processes can decide how to print certain jobs. Price based on quantity required and available time are obviously key considerations.

Give us the summary of your job and we will guide you to the most efficient and economical process to achieve the best outcome.