Digital printing is essentially the process of printing images directly on a variety of mediums. Unlike offset printing, there is no need for a printing plate. It uses digital files like a PDF or software like InDesign and Illustrator to print on photo paper, canvas, fabric, cardstock, etc. Digital printing differs from analog methods, like offset printing, in that instead of metal plates to transfer images, it directly prints the image on the medium. This form of technology is evolving all the time, and its output quality is continuously improving.
There are several benefits to digital printing:
- Print-on-demand – No need to transfer images from a plate or wait to get your print
- Personalized – The option for variable data printing (VDP) means you can change various elements of a print job like the text or graphics on each printed piece without slowing down or stopping the process
- Quick – Complete huge orders in a short amount of time
- Cost-effective – Being able to do large batches means you pay less for more prints
There are various kinds of digital printing available from fabric, cardstock, heavy paper, plastics, to t-shirts. The options are endless when it comes to digital printing. You can customize almost any type of product with your brand and create a cohesive range of merchandise.
Digital printing uses cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) ink and toner and other colours like green, blue, and orange depending on the print job. There are even dry inks to create white, metallic, or clear effects.
You can use digital printing to customize almost any type of medium with your own design or logo. It is cost-effective and quick to produce, which means you do not have to break the bank to spend a lot of time utilizing it. With advancements in quality and speed, digital printing is the way to go with previous problems quickly disappearing and digital machines closing the gap on offset output. For your digital printing needs from banners to acrylic to digital, contact Lamin-8. We specialize in producing high-quality prints quickly and efficiently in the Toronto area.