Digital vs. Offset printing
Offset printing is a traditional method of putting ink on paper and has been around for over 500 years. Digital printing has added some new capabilities to our industry and has been around less than 50 years. They are two completely different processes, but are similar in many ways.
We print in black or full color using either digital or offset printing processes.
We print on a wide variety of paper stocks using either process.
Both technologies are environmentally safe processes (neither printing process use hazardous chemicals)
Digital printing is faster and more economical on short production runs.
Offset printing is slower but more economical for longer production runs.
Digital printing is produced using four colors, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
Offset printing can use either Pantone colors or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
Digital printing can merge data into a production run producing each piece as an original document.
Offset printing produces static documents where every piece is exactly the same.
Digital printing does not print on envelopes....yet.
Offset printing can print on envelopes in one, two or even full color.
Since we utilize both printing technologies every day, we take an unbiased look at each individual project and apply the correct printing process for your individual needs.