Technology has totally changed the world of printing. We are enjoying some of the printing technologies that were not present in the old time. Also, the technologies that were present in the old times are now very much advanced. In this article, we will have a discussion about the 3 most famous printing technologies that are available in the market for everyone’s use. We will try to compare all of them. After reading the comparison, you can select the correct option for your needs as well. I am sure that you will find this comparison very interesting. So, let’s move towards the primary part.
Offset Printing Technology
The first technology that we are going to discuss is “offset printing” and I am sure that no one can deny its importance for our commercial industry. It’s very different to the other printing technologies due to its process and results. Offset printing is performed in two steps actually. In the first step, your artwork is transferred on a rubber blanket. While in the second step it is transferred to any printable object. It is mostly used by custom packaging and printing firms.
As I have already stated that it is a suitable option for the industry as price per unit keeps on reducing when you increase the quantities in offset printing. Also, its printing results are amazing and long-lasting. Its setup and initial costs are higher.
Digital printing is performed in one single and simple step. Usually, a tonner based printer is used for the complete printing process. The type of printer may vary as per your requirements but the basic technique remains the same. It is also favorable for the small order quantities as there is no setup costs involved in this process. This technology is suitable for small businesses and relatively small order quantities. Although its results are not that amazing as compared to the offset. But, still they are up to the mark. For small order quantities like 20-30, this is a great and considerable option.
In screen printing, ink is pressed through a stenciled mesh screen for design creation purposes. It’s also a unique process that has some different applications as well. Screen printing is a considerable option for posters and large banners printing. While it is also used in the fabrics and the textile industry as well. It means you can do printing on several kinds of clothes using this technology. The leather industry is also getting benefit from screen printing. It is used to print different kind of artworks on custom leather jackets that is the first choice of people. For events, people have specially designed printed garments and screen-printing helps us a lot in this regard.
We have compared offset, digital, and screen printing. Now, you can choose any option as per desire. Please note that you can shortlist any technology based on your requirements. For example, screen printing might be not a good option for custom packaging. But, it is recommended for artwork printing on garments. I hope that you can select your desired technology wisely after reading this guide.