Digital Print on 80# Uncoated Cover *
Offset Print on 80# Uncoated Cover *
* Images above were scanned in equal conditions using the same scanner. No enhancements or alterations where made to the images.
The demand for shorter print runs, quick turnaround and personalization capabilities are growing everyday. Whether your a Designer or Printer, a small or large business, we all have to adapt. The best solution to accommodate this demand is Digital Printing. Digital printing can provide the flexibility in quantity and turnaround without compromising quality and price. Unfortunately there are a few people skeptical about going this route.
For some people, there is perception that digital printing doesn’t meet professional image quality standards. Some still believe that it doesn’t measure up to offset printing. It’s true that current color copiers and smaller digital printers cannot achieve offset quality but Digital Presses like the I-Gen 4 are in a league of their own. The technological advancements in this machine make it comparable and sometimes an even better choice than offset printing for certain projects.
Test comparisons have shown that digital quality can equally match and in some cases exceed offset quality. Most people can’t even notice the difference. Not only can digital printing produce high quality print but it can also achieve a wide spectrum of colors like offset printing.
Another big advantage with digital printing is quantity and turn a turnaround time. With digital printing any quantity is possible, there are no restrictions whatsoever. Because there is less set up time needed with digital printing, a job can be produced and completed quickly.
Digital Printing is especially cost effective when printing shorter runs because you don’t have waste paper from the set up like you would for offset printing. Proofs are also less expensive for the same reason and because a digital proof can be printed right away, you know exactly what you are going to get.
The range of materials for digital printing have increased. Paper manufacturers have developed more paper stocks and substrates for the growing demand of digital printing. These papers and substrates can now withstand the heat and pressure of digital printers. In conjunction, digital presses like the I-Gen 4 are now capable of printing an array of coated and uncoated papers from light to heavy stocks up to 18pt Stock.
From image quality to print costs…from substrate availability to variable data…from quantity to turnaround, we’re debunking the misconception about digital printing, so you can help your clients achieve incredible results-effectively and affordably. Contact ColorFX, Inc. and the truth will set you (and your most important marketing initiatives) free.