Digital and Offset Printing Services
Whatever your needs are, Imprint Media are always ready to serve you with our widest range of products and services. Imprint Media has the ability to provide faster, higher quality and better digital and offset printing services to meet all your requirements at a very affordable price.
The maximum size for digital and offset printing is A3. If you would like to print larger than A3, checkout our large format printing services.
What's the difference between Digital Printing and Offset Printing?
Offset printing technology uses plates, usually made from aluminum, which are used to transfer an image onto a rubber "blanket", and then rolling that image onto a sheet of paper. It's called offset because the ink is not transferred directly onto the paper. Offset printing is the best choice when larger quantities are needed, and provides accurate color reproduction, and crisp, clean professional looking printing.
Equiped with the state-of-art Heidelberg CD-CP2000, Imprint Media is able to deliver prints of the highest quality in high-speed turnaround cycles. This benefits our customers in increase in turnaround time, quality and decrease in costs.
Digital printing doesn't use plates the way offset does, but instead uses options such as toner (like in laser printers) or larger printers that do use liquid ink. Digital printing shines when lower quantities are needed; think of a run of 20 greeting cards or 100 flyers. Another benefit of digital printing is it's variable data capability. When each piece needs a unique code, name or address, digital is the only way to go. Offset printing cannot accommodate this need. Learn more about digital printing options and capabilities. While offset printing is a fantastic way to produce great-looking print projects, many businesses or individuals do not need large runs of 500 or more, and the best solution is digital printing.
Imprint Media uses the HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press to print fast and impressive graphics for our clients. It has the ability to print textured and raised special effects. Enabled by HP's Indigo's liquid ElectroInk technology and unique digital offset process, our prints are of the highest quality. They are able to match or even exceed offset. ElectroInk has the widest digital colour gamut, including special effect inks, using up to 7 ink stations on press.
Some Advantages of Digital Printing
Setup costs are lower for short runs Print only the amount you need, when you need it Lower minimum quantities (as low as 1, 20 or 50 pieces) Inexpensive black and white digital printing Variable data capability (names, addresses, codes or numbering can be done easily) Improved technology has made digital quality acceptable for more uses.
Some Advantages of Offset Printing: Large quantities can be printed cost effectively The more you print, the cheaper the price per piece A large variety of paper types with custom finishes can be used Special custom inks such as metallic and Pantone colors are available Highest possible printing quality, with greater detail and color fidelity
Digital or Offset?
Both Offset and Digital are both useful printing methods. Each have particular benefits depending on your project's requirements. Whether you need Digital or Offset, Imprint Media will advise and provide you the best and cost effective solution.
For example when you need larger runs of a project, into the hundreds or thousands, or are using a specific, brand-centric Pantone color, offset printing is the way to go. You can also use a much wider variety of custom papers and specialty inks, such as metallic or fluorescent inks in the offset process. However, with our HP Indigo Press, we are able to deliver more custom papers and specialty inks than other digital printers.
Digital print is best for a small run of less than 200 or the need for individual addresses or information is required, digital is your solution.
The best part is that as a business, your needs can be met with either of these choices, and the high-level of quality means you get a printed product that will make you look great!
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