Digital Print’s Latest Technology
Digital print refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers. Digital printing has a higher cost per page than more traditional offset printing methods, but this price is usually offset by avoiding the cost of all the technical steps required to make printing plates. It also allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and even a modification of the image (variable data) used for each impression. The savings in labor and the ever-increasing capability of digital presses means that digital printing is reaching the point where it can match or supersede offset printing technology’s ability to produce larger print runs of several thousand sheets at a low price.
We at Ren-Form cc recently added two new machines to our Digital Print department, the new HP Indigo and Xerox Versant, they will give us an even greater capability and allow us to deliver on both high quality and quicker turn around for our growing number of trade printing customers.
We spoke to Jean-Claude Du Sart in our Digital print section and got some insights in what we can expect from these new innovative machines.
Jean-Claude shared that the HP Indigo can print on various new stocks including Vinyl’s and textured materials, it can also print raised effect and embossed effect images as well as printing white ink! The Versant can saddle stitch and offset various data jobs and helps as a backup press when the department gets too busy.
“The Digital print department can be stressful at times with all jobs being urgent as we are “print on demand”, however the rewards comes from customer satisfaction and follow up orders. We can achieve quick turnaround with exceptional quality and we specialise in producing only quality.” – Jean-Claude Du Sart