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Digital or Offset Printing?

You may be having difficulty deciding digital or offset printing. In order to make the best decision, there are several things you must factor in. 

What is Digital Printing?

Digital printing is the common choice if you’re ordering smaller amount of prints as it is best applied to smaller format. Compared to offset printing, it is a much newer process where images are being reproduced by a computer and then printed directly onto a pre-determined surface. Featuring digital advancements, this type of printing eliminates several mechanical steps that are required for traditional printing including making plates, manually stripping pieces together, making films, and color proofing.  

Benefits of Digital Printing

√  Shorter turnaround time
√  More accurate counts / fewer variations
√  Cheaper low volume printing
√  Ability to customize


What is Offset Printing?

Offset printing is highly recommended for high volume commercial printing. Typically used in most magazines and newspapers, it is the most affordable option for large print runs. Here, the desired print image is burned onto a plate and then transferred to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. Compared to digital printing, offset printing requires more mechanical steps.

Benefits of Offset Printing

√  High Image quality
√  Affordable especially for high volume runs
√  Flexible when it comes to printing surfaces
√  Can use computer-to-plate systems to increase quality


No matter what form of printing you choose, consult with IPrint Express to handle your all of your digital or offset needs.