Why Do We Compare Offset VS Digital Printing?
Offset and Digital printing methods are among the most popular techniques for printing world-wide. Offset and Digital prints are very different but in the end, they serve and accomplish the same purpose, dropping ink into a paper. There are hundreds of techniques for this matter, but some are slower, more expensive, unpractical, hard to get, old-school and not good enough, for now, a days competition.
Even though they are so different, people like to ask about the difference as they see almost all printer companies in the market now must carry both, digital and offset printing presses to fulfill customers needs in regards to marketing materials. We will now explain the main difference between each of these printing techniques.
One of the oldest printing techniques, the offset printing consist of big. Hard to operate machinery that will transfer ink from container to paper thru pre-perforated color plates. Many of these old school offset presses required a separate machine for color plate perforation which isn’t cheap. In modern days these color plates are sometimes re-usable for a more affordable setup process but compromise the quality. The biggest advantage of offset printing is how cheap and fast it prints papers, just that.