Thursday 26 July 2018

Paper is important in digital printing!
Choosing from a wide variety of paper is not always easy when you are faced with a large range of sheets, all with a totally different texture. Each type of paper has its weight, processing and finish type, which determines transparency, appearance, weight, thickness, level of ambiguity, taste and durability.
In this guide, we help you choose the type of paper most suited to your digital printing needs by looking at some of the paper weight available in the market, the recommended apps for each type of paper and the most common ones.
How much paper weight?
The technical definition of weight, or grammage, is "paper weight with a square meter surface area"; in other words, it represents the ratio between the weight of the paper and its area. It is measured in grams per square meter (gsm) or just in grams (g) and is a way of distinguishing between different types of paper on the market, along with some other features, which we will see soon.
For example, photocopy paper also known as 'noiseless paper' weighs between 60smsm and 90gsm, while the paperboard weighs from 150gsm to 350gsm. Grammage affects paper texture to the touch and level of transparency, which will be lower if you choose the paper with a higher weight.
The important of paper weight and thickness
It is important to distinguish between paper weight and thickness. Although higher weight is often associated with thicker paper, other factors may also affect this:
Processing type: The processing technique chosen by papermaker can provide the same grammage paper with higher density, which means it is thinner, or lower density, which produces thick sheet of paper.
• Wood fiber content: paper made by compressing fiber from trees, obtained through chemical processes (cellulose) and mechanical processes (pulp wood). High fiber wood content can increase the thickness of the paper.
• Additives: some paper makers, to reduce the use of cellulose and to achieve visual effects and special touches, add certain substances to the pulp. For example, for example, eco-friendly Laguna paper, made with seaweed from Venice Lagoon, and to other types of eco-friendly paper made with organic residues from oranges, coffee, corn and olives.
Therefore, it is clear that the two strands of the same weight may have different thickness, depending on the type of processing and the composition of the paper.
Paper Weight: what is paper weight problems?
Whether you printing a business card or book, or producing an ad display or brochure, each product has its recommended weight. Choosing the wrong type of paper to print your graphic design or publishing project can damage the final effect for example, if you choose too low grammage for the catalog, the page will be too transparent, allowing you to see the image printed on the back.
Esprawell provides a recommended paper based on the product category in question. For example, to print your business card, we recommend a grammage of 280, 300 or 350 gsm, though you can choose from other weights that are available if you prefer. If you prefer to feel the variety of paper offered with your own hands, you can order from Esprawell Sdn Bhd.

Friday 20 July 2018


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


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.