Many people wonder what the key differences between Lithographic Printing and Digital Printing are. Digital Printing tends to suit shorter print runs, whilst Litho Printing is more for longer runs. Digital printing involves printing a complete copy of a file at a time, whilst its lithographic counterpart produces each required number of copies from a page separately, before the pages are collated together. Litho printing requires a plate, whereas Digital prints go directly from file to machine, so each copy is printed and collated at once. Digital Printing tends to take less time than Lithographic Printing, as it’s generally less complex to set up.
Metallic Ink, such as Gold or Silver, for example, as well as UV Varnishing can be included in the prints. These are best done using Lithographic Printing processes. Our Account Managers will be able to offer you the best advice, help you choose the right materials, print finish, and leadtime requirements to ensure your print project is delivered on time and within budget.
We’re happy to answer any questions you have, tell you a little more about ourselves or talk to you about your upcoming print or signage project. You’ll find that we don’t believe in a hard sell, we prefer to listen!