What is Digital Printing Technology?
With their advanced capabilities and high quality results, digital presses are making it possible for businesses to produce high-volume print jobs more quickly and efficiently than ever before. So what does this mean for the future of printing? Learn more here!
Digital printing presses are changing the game when it comes to printing. With their advanced capabilities and high quality results, digital presses are making it possible for businesses to produce high-volume print jobs more quickly and efficiently than ever before. So what does this mean for the future of printing?
1. What are digital presses and what do they do?
Digital presses are machines that print digital images onto paper. They can produce high-quality results very quickly, making them a popular choice for businesses who need to produce large quantities of printed material quickly and efficiently.
Digital presses were first introduced into the market in the early 2000s. Since then, they have become a popular choice for business printing who need large quantities of printed material quickly and efficiently.
How do digital presses work?
Digital presses use a variety of technologies to print images onto paper. The most common type of digital press uses an inkjet print head to apply ink onto the paper. Other types of digital presses use laser printers or Dry toner-based systems. Here at Disc Pro Graphics we utilize the strengths of both inkjet and Dry toner based digital print engines for the maximum benefits of digital printing for our Customers.
Toner to Image Cylinder
Dry toner digital Presses use a laser to quickly write an image onto an imaging cylinder when pick up dry toner in the precise spot your image is to be transferred to the paper. This imaging cylinder is very sensitive to light and the dry ink toner latches onto this cylinder and holds tightly to it with electric static built up. The cylinder quickly rotates around to transfer to a blanket or web so that it can be transferred to your selected substrate.
The major advantage of digital printing is the ability to make every page different than the page before. This is typically called “variable data”.
Image to Blanket Cylinder
After the Dry Toner is placed securely on the sensitive imaging cylinder it is then transferred to a blanket or belt. This design technology is copied from Offset printing technology. By utilizing a secondary transfer the digital and Offset presses are able to drastically expand what substrates are able to be run through the presses dependably.
Blanket to Substrate
Digital Printing Presses have evolved to be able to print on a wide variety of substrates. Your standard gloss and matte coated, uncoated substrates, have long been standard digital printing material, but now also can print on textured substrates including synthetics and magnetic material.
2. How are digital presses changing the printing industry?
Digital presses are changing the printing industry by making it possible for businesses to produce high-volume print jobs quickly and efficiently. With their advanced capabilities and high quality results, digital presses are making it possible for businesses to produce high-quality printed material quickly and at a lower cost than ever before. This makes digital presses a popular.
Let’s unfold the advancements digital presses have made over the last 20 years.
Higher DPI and Higher Image Quality
What is DPI?
Dots per Inch. More dots per inch in each cyan, magenta yellow and black digital printing units allow for higher imaging quality. DPI has been getting significantly higher in modern commercial digital printers, which has resulted in extremely fine quality for digital printing. This smaller dot leads to a smaller dot gain, less wasted ink, less wear and tear on the machine and lower costs.
The smaller the dot the more detail that can be printed. When exporting your artwork to be printed for Disc Pro Graphics, to get the highest quality prints don’t export your images in your pdf’s any less than 600 dpi. When you decide to print something digitally and need the highest possible dpi let Disc Pro Graphics know and we can help you get the most of your prints.
With all the improvements in digital printing presses, costs of printing digitally has not been an issue. Digital printing is extremely cost competitive with state of the art presses.
This is a designers dream, specialty substrates that are cutting edge and new to the marketing world have the ability to set your campaign apart from the rest. Disc Pro Graphics Digital printing is no stranger to utilizing every new possible substrate for your printing projects. With newly designed presses being able to print on thinner, lighter GSM’S and heavier, thicker boards, along with the most amazing vibrantly colored substrates it has provided the marketing world with anything they can imagine to be put through a digital press.
Wider Color Gamut
The traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, & Black color space has always been the drawback of print designers in the past. But in recent years, digital printing technology has expanded into brand new color gamuts. With the ability to use Red, Green, and Blue Pantone colors, along with Orange, Violet and Green Inkjet colors the broader color spectrum has never been easier to print.
Neon inks have also started making a push into the commercial digital printing market in Houston. With Yellow neon, and Pink Neon these specialty toners have the ability to create the most prominent eye catching colors that have ever came out of a digital press.
Red Fluorescing Dry Ink has the ability to been seen but only with a UV light, making it possible to be used for security purposes.
With all these new colors and more accurate presses, more colors that ever obtainable. If you are interested in any design feature of these wider color gamut dry Ink toners, reach out to Disc Pro Graphics and we’ll help you understand how to design for your next job to utilize these new colors.
Faster Printing Speeds
Presses have been getting faster over the years, and digital presses are no different. Digital Presses have double their speed in the last 8 years. This means the shortest runs are mere seconds of printing, and your long mailing variable data prints are ready before jobs used to be done being ripped in the past.
3. What are some of the benefits of using digital presses for printing jobs?
High Quality Printing at low costs
Digital presses are able to produce high-quality print jobs quickly and at a lower cost than traditional printing methods. This makes them a popular choice for businesses that need to produce large quantities of printed material quickly and efficiently at low volume print projects.
Because of the low cost associated with short print runs, you can uniquely create your specialty design and test out your marketing prospects without breaking the bank. The option of making variable printing a strong part of your brand is achievable.
Last Minute Prints
With digital printing you can load a file into the press and be ready to start in minutes. Last minute emergency printing jobs are a specialty for Disc Pro Graphics. We commonly stock the most requested substrates in ample amounts for after hours last minute jobs that need to be ready first thing in the morning. Disc Pro Graphics has an amazing full staffed team of Pressman, and Bindery personnel ready to put your Printing Project through to your hands at a last minutes notice.
4. Who is likely to benefit from using digital presses for their printing needs?
In the past digital presses were able to do a few things well. A few business cards, a few black and white short runs, and variable mailing… But today this has all changed. Businesses that need to produce high volumes of High quality printed material quickly and efficiently are likely to benefit from using digital presses for their printing needs. From the standard business card to the most uniquely designed business card. Product brochures designed to impress the most unsuspecting bystander to the next world class mailing campaign. Digital Printing is here to serve all kinds of printing needs.
Commercial digital printing in Houston has never been served better than it has today with Disc Pro Graphics digital printing capabilities.