What is the difference between digital and Offset printing?
Digital printing uses toner, which is small particles of plastic that sit on top of the paper and gives the printing a glossy effect even on uncoated paper. Offset printing uses ink, which is transparent and looks glossy when printed on gloss paper. And that same ink has a very different look on uncoated paper.
Is there a quantity when it is more cost-effective to run offset or digital?
Usually, on standard prints, digital printing is more cost-effective on shorter quantities (less than 2,000 depending on the sizes of the finished piece). Since you are paying per copy on digital and per hour on offset, the larger the quantity the less expensive it is.
Is it hard to create files using Gold, Silver and Clear and create many other metallic colors?
If you are printing Gold, Silver and Clear as full solids, you treat those colors as if they were 5th, 6th or 7th colors. To create different metallic colors, there are simple instructions you can use to uncover unlimited possibilities. Simple instructions are on our website or you can call us and we’ll happily explain.
What is the maximum size you can print digitally?
We can print 13" x 40" on one machine and 14.33"x 22.5" on another. They can each print two sides at those sizes.
What are the advantages of using digital printing instead of offset?
Digital printing reimages every copy that is printed giving you the ability to add personalization to the printed piece. It can change addresses, images and information to each person that receives the piece. Offset can only print the same image over and over.