Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto a variety of media substrates. There is no need for a printing plate, unlike with offset printing. Digital files such as PDFs or desktop publishing files can be sent directly to the digital printing press to print on paper, photo paper, canvas, fabric, synthetics, cardstock and other substrates.
Digital printing vs. offset printing
Digital printing differs from traditional, analogue printing methods–such as offset printing–because digital printing machines do not require printing plates. Instead of using metal plates to transfer an image, digital printing presses print the image directly onto the media substrate.
Digital production print technology is evolving quickly, and digital printing output quality is improving continuously. These advancements are delivering print quality that mimics offset. Digital printing enables additional advantages, including:
- personalized, variable data printing (VDP)
- cost-effective short runs
- fast turnarounds
What is a digital printer?
There are many types of digital printing machines, including production printing presses such as sheet-fed production printers, cut-sheet digital presses, production inkjet printers and continuous feed printers. Some recognizable brand names of Xerox digital printers include Xerox Colour, iGen, Versant, Nuvera and D Series production printers and digital presses, as well as Xerox Brenva, CiPress, Rialto, Trivor and Impika production inkjet and continuous feed printers.
Types of digital print media
Digital printing machines can print on everything from thick cardstock, heavyweight papers and folding cartons to fabric, plastics and synthetic substrates. T-shirt printing is a very popular digital printing application, and some digital printers can print on other fabrics besides T-shirts, including linen and polyester.
Digital printing inks
Digital printing inks include cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) toner and ink, as well as extended colour gamut inks such as orange, blue and green as well as specialty dry inks for metallic, white or clear effects.
Digital printing advantages and disadvantages
Digital printing technology excels at producing on demand and short print runs quickly and cost-effectively. Digital printing is also an ideal platform for personalization. If you want to easily modify images and messages using variable data printing (VDP), then digital printing is the only way to go. With advancements in print quality and speed, digital printing’s previous disadvantages are quickly disappearing, and digital printing machines are closing the gap on offset output.
At Cargo Tarp and Net, we specialise in vehicle and tarpaulin printing in the form of digital signage printing. Each product is printed to the exacting specifications and standards each client demands. In addition, our digital signage services in Durban are high in demand and we are able to print almost anything each client requires in the shortest turn-around time possible, ensuring maximum client satisfaction.
There are various benefits of Tarpaulin material that is used in our digital signage printing. At Cargo Tarp & Net we place great importance on using only the highest quality tarpaulin fabric in all our manufacturing processes. If a low-quality tarpaulin material is used, it is highly likely your tarpaulin will not stand up to the elements, which can result in poor results. Tarpaulins go through it all in their life span, including high exposure to all kinds of elements such as harsh sunlight, belting rain, strong winds, hail, and even snow. If your tarpaulin is manufactured to the highest standards, such as ours at Cargo Tarp & Net, it will be well worth the investment, especially for the use of our digital signage printing services.
The benefits of high-quality tarpaulin material include:
• Highly water-resistant,
• They have tremendous strength and therefore they do not rip or tear easily,
• Tarpaulin has thermal properties and can keep in warmth and cold as and when needed
• Tarpaulins are UV resistant, keeping harmful sunlight away from the goods covered beneath
If you’re in search of professional, time-efficient and trustworthy digital signage services in Durban, then look no further than Cargo Tarp & Net Manufacturers. Get your business name out on the road, and get in touch with our team at Cargo Tarp and Net for a quote today!