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The production in digital printing gives you a quick turnaround for all quantities in small to medium print runs. Add imprints from variable data sources: Addresses, numbering or bar codes are just a few examples. Our pre-press department is happy to help with the creation of personalised data.
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- Smaller quantities
- Up to approx. 1000 copies
- Varies from product to product
- Rounding Corners
- Sleeking Foil
- Short production time
- Personalised printing possible
- Low cost for small quantities
- CMYK colours only
- Dimensions < 32 cm x 45 cm
- weight of paper approx. 300g/m²
About Digital Printing
In digital printing, the image is transferred directly from the computer to the printing machine where it is then applied onto the carrier in form of a laser image.
- How does digital printing work?
- Laser printing
- Inkjet printing
- When does digital printing make sense?
- What is possible in digital printing?
How does digital printing work?
Modern digital printing has its roots in xerographic electrophotography. Its development begins about 100 years later than that of offset printing. As the name implies, it coincides with the digitization of print templates, with the electronic definition of image information in separable pixels.
In digital printing, the print image is resolved into a multitude of tiny pixels which only the eye of the beholder can reassemble into a coherent overall picture. All colours are composed of a mixture of only four primary colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Keycolour, short CMYK). In the print file, a grid is created defining at which point what density of pixels of the respective colour must be present for the desired print image to be depicted.
Using different methods, this information is later transferred to the paper in the printing process. Essentially, two methods are used today: laser printing and inkjet printing.
Using an electrostatic process, the calculated distribution of colour pixels is recreated on the surface of an image drum. For this purpose, dry pigment toner is used, with grain size so fine it almost appears liquid. This colour dust is then transferred from the drum onto the paper in rotation and fused immediately.
The fixation (fusion) is achieved by heating the substrate, whereby the toner dust merges with the surface of the paper. Thus, the printed image is firmly melted into its pores. The printed sheet is immediately dry and can be processed without delay.
In inkjet printing, we use liquid pigments that are sprayed onto the paper through finest nozzles line by line. Each of the basic colours (CMYK) has its own print head causing the shades to optically blend on the paper, not before.
Inkjet printing is never immediately dry. Depending on the amount of ink used (full colour prints require a lot of ink, pastel shades less), the print must first dry before it can be processed further. If the paper is too thin, the moisture in the ink may weaken the fibre structure and cause the paper to curl. This must be avoided by choosing the correct substrate.
When does digital printing make sense?
Digital printing is especially useful for small runs (up to about 1,000 copies). In contrast to offset printing, there are hardly any pre-printing costs. However, the costs per printed page are higher, so offset printing is usually cheaper when runs exceed 1,000 copies.
Since no printing plates are needed, digital printing can usually be done very quickly without any pre-planning – straight from the file. Therefore, digital printing is the method of choice for those who are in a hurry.
What is possible in digital printing?
In digital printing a multitude of different papers may be used, however the usage of special colours (like in offset printing) is not possible.
This printing method’s key advantage is the possibility to print collated and personalised content. This means that documents with many different pages can be printed in succession, with their data is being generated from a source that holds customised information, for example a mass mailing.