Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of using digital printing with offset printing is essential to determine an appropriate choice.
Is a way of printing for high volume and in general has been done for commercial purposes. Characteristic in offset printing is required the use of Film and Plate print (almunium Plate) which will be used as media transfer document that will be printed to surface media of paper, plastic, etc .. And the document to be printed is filled in ink from the machine roll.
Offset printing has a high enough price if the printing volume is in the least category, since offset printing requires plates & Movies. One plate represents one document field, one color and type. The more types of documents and colors used, the greater the amount to pay. In addition to plates, the price of offset printing is also determined by the type of paper, color blend, paper size and color quality.
Advantages with Offset printing:
The prints on the color quality are much more durable (not fade fast) than using digital print.
Price Printing in quantity will be much cheaper than digital print.
Can print on various surface types of paper media that can not be done by a digital machine, such as can print in paper thickness up to 400gr, able to print on patterned fields such as Samson, Embossed / Engrave Paper, recycle paper, can print on paper size up to 100 X 70 cm.
Can use ink type Gold, Silver and when printing with Gray gray color (Grayscale) then the result will be much more accurate than digital printing. Can print with Full Block ink with sharp and evenly distributed results. Ink printing by block is often used for making a negative design type.
Printing using digital printing is the opposite of the Offset printing process, whereby the Digital print is not required for plates and films so the price is not measured from the material. Digital printing is cheaper than offset printing for printing in small volume. Printing with Digital Print can be completed in a very fast time rather than using offset mode.
Some of the advantages of digital printing are:
Graphic design that you create can be printed directly as you wish. Guaranteed results will be the sharpness and clarity of color images and writing is determined by the quality of the design you create. It should be noted that all the designs you create must be in CMYK color format.
The time required for printing is very short but it depends on the number / number of prints.
Production cost is cheaper than other printing methods, especially for small amounts (No minimum order).
Printing by way of digital printing is a way of printing is more environmentally friendly than the way of printing the other because the process of digital printing is the most efficient printing process in using paper, ink and others.
If you have a relatively small budget, then the Digital Print print option is the right choice for printing in small quantities.
Source: Perusahaan Percetakan di Jakarta