Digital presses and therefore also digital printing is different from offset printing. Offset printing presses allow to print larger sheets and more quantity wise in a shorter period of time compared to digital printing presses. Overall is digital printing better suitable for short run printing.
Aside of the costs, there’s also a technological difference between the two. With a digital press, one does not use plates to transfer ink to paper, like one does with offset printing. Digital printing uses electrostatic rollers, called “drums”, to apply the toner onto the paper. The drums, one per colour, uses an electrostatic charge that attracts toner in the form of toner density. The toner is applied onto the sheet, followed by passing through a high-heat unit.
When it comes to choosing a printing press, there a many options available. If you’re looking for a digital press or an offset printing press and are not sure what you need or what it is you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us. We have over 35 years of experience in the business and are happy to help you find the perfect machinery for your company!