Friday 20 July 2018
DIGITAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
by Esprawell July 17, 2018
New digital technologies bring a high technology printer that can manage to do the jobs better,
more precise and productive, and offer lower prices to customers. From printing to trimming,
from binding to delivery, over the last few decades, technology has made significant progress in
automating and improving this process.
To better understand these innovations, we need to differentiate what is Digital printing and normal
printing such as offset.
Off Set Printing VS Digital printing
Offset printing technology uses plates, usually made from aluminium, 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.
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 its 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
By using digital printing is maturing rapidly thanks to the use of technology inherited from offset printing. Traditionally, the advantages of digital printing are low set-up costs and the possibility of printing just one copy or very small quantities make graphic product affordably. This makes digital technology ideal for printing magazines or bound items like books or catalogues that don’t need large print runs. For the same reason, digital technology has also paved the way for printing on demand: in other words, a copy of a book can be printed only when it’s actually sold. Setup costs are lower for short runs to make it simple digital printing give benefit such as:
· 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
picture from http://www.digitaltextile-printer.com
Perfect-binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method with this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges. The primary benefits of perfect bound books are that they look professional and offer visual appeal, are less expensive to produce than hardcover books, and they stack well. Also, the square spinal edge formed by the perfect binding method allows for the book’s title or other information to be printed on the spin, something the saddle stitch and spiral binding methods do not offer.
In addition, perfect bound books can be printed in Short Runs and are a great candidate for On Demand Printing. Esprawell has been using a new technology for perfect binding that utilities machinery made by HP which trims, collates, mills and glues the sheets. this means greater productivity and fewer errors!
Once your products have been printed and ready to be pack, all that remains is to be delivered. New technology has allowed Esprawell to improve productivity and quality.
Every production has been labeling with detail including the address that need to be send, all this happen thank to technology such as computer and data transfer. The dispatcher will also use GPS navigation to make sure the product delivers on the right address with the right time.