9 Facts and Benefits of Digital Printing

With the boom of digital technology that has swept the entire world over the past 20 years it’s hard for people to think that printing has advanced as well. The truth is that there have been significant improvements to the printing process and quality using the same advancements in technology. If printing is just a monotonous task for you, like printing out this week’s expense report or your flight itinerary, then you’re missing out on the benefits that digital printing can provide, especially over offset printing. Continue reading to learn 9 facts and benefits.

9 Facts and Benefits of digital printing
There are a few aspects of digital printing you should know about.

9 Facts and Benefits:

1. Paper

Digital printing usually requires a specially certified type of stock that’s just for digital, but depending on the printing company you choose they may use non-certified paper.

2. Quality

The quality of digital printing is much like that of offset printing, and has extremely high quality black and white printing.

3. Speed:

Since there’s no need for plates or mixing the inks in digital printing, the process is much quicker.

4. Minimal Costs:

There aren’t any set-up costs or minimum print quantities with digital printing as well as no plate costs. Some machines are even capable of doing bindings as well.

5. Prints what you need:

Digital printing is great for small to mid-sized print jobs.

6. On Demand:

Digital printing is great for last minute print jobs and changes.

7. Variable Data:

The use of variable data is possible with digital printing. In other words, content can be changed from one piece to the next without slowing down or changing the quality of the process. This means you can personalize each piece which is a fantastic feature for direct mail campaigns. Roughly 90% of millennials find direct mail advertising to be reliable according to a recent survey, so being able to efficiently create personalized mail is crucial.

8. Cool Effects:

Certain machines are able to print special effects like white ink, UV ink, raised ink, and more.

9. Environmental:

Digital printing means less waste since there are no plates, films, or photo chemicals to worry about. Digital printers don’t need water anymore so a lot of water is conserved each year as well.

So the next time you’re in need of a print job for a direct mail campaign or maybe just new business cards, contact your printing company to discuss the benefits of digital printing.

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  1. Sharon Wilson-Smith December 4, 2018

    I never knew that it’s required to use a specially certified type of paper that’s compatible with digital printing. A close friend of mine mentioned that he’s interested in printing some stuff digitally. Since she has no access to the type of papers that can give her the best quality for digital printing, I’ll help her find a digital printing company instead.

  2. Tahir Chowdry December 7, 2018

    There are more things to know or learn when you want to choose a digital printing for a business. Hence, this is a good start to know the benefits of having one. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Signvec Pte Ltd February 14, 2019

    Really very happy to say, your post is very interesting to read. I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job. Keep it up.

  4. Bethany Griffin April 17, 2019

    You got me when you said that you can expect a more speedy printing process when you consider digital printing because it doesn’t require plates or mixing the inks. My husband and I want to own clothing business in the future since we both love fashion. We need to have brochures printed for us so we can easily show our products to our target customers. We’ll consider all your tips since we want the brochures to be printed as quickly as possible.

  5. pio printers April 23, 2019

    I really like this article 9 facts about digital printing thank you for sharing this informative article.

  6. pio printers September 12, 2019

    This is really great content and I’m very happy to read this content.

  7. canadaprintsrvstoronto May 13, 2020

    It is also important to check your printing company’s reliability to deliver your product on time and also look into the reputation of the print company.