Digital printing – full colour print on a budget
Digital printing onto plastic is a relatively new phenomenon when compared to screen or litho and has progressed rapidly over the last few years. Modern digital printers are fast and the best can produce close to litho quality print. Digital presses require far less set up time and make ready costs than litho presses do so cost savings can be made at the right quantities.
Digital printing has advanced but is still not up to the highest quality print that litho printing can offer and it can also become rather costly for very large volumes. It is however a great option for lower volume full colour print and for proof of concept and prototyping.
Please also be aware that due to the nature of printing onto plastic digital print can suffer from ‘cracking’ or ‘flaking ‘ on creases and high ink coverage bleed.