File preparation for printing
Digital printing – the most modern printing method that allows to print small editions of print within a very short time. The data is sent to the printing device without the transitional operations, the image is created from the digital description.
Compared to the offset printing this way of printing is much simpler, because there is no need to make photo-forms, printing forms, and specially prepared machines. Digital printing is intended to print small editions - even of one unit. Therefore you can print what You need and when You need it.Advantages of a digital printing:
- Quick and quality printing, the products can be collected within very short time.
- Possibility to choose the desired quantity of the edition and to make a test product.
- Competitive price when producing large as well as small editions.
- Possibilities of personalised printing. Each printout can be different while paying the same price.
Offset printing- one of the most popular technologies used in the industry of polygraphy, intended to print large editions.
Advantages of offset printing: the larger the edition, the lower the price of the unit. Convenient way to print different polygraphy products with most diverse editions.
Offset printing Best when printing large editions. The larger the edition, the smaller the price of the unit. Printing of the products may take up to several days. When using CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) colour system, the complete colour palette and half-tones are obtained. Preparation of the model for printing, splitting of colours and preparation of photo films, preparation of printing presses, printing. Digital printing Most suitable to print small editions. The products can be delivered within one working day. The preparation of model for the printing is very simple (even programs used at the offices: "Word", "Exel", etc. will do), there is no need for the high costs for design. Publications of many pages, but small edition can be printed in a digital way (product catalogues, price lists, fiction literature works)
Work completion time depends on the design and a need for layout formation: if you already have a created model, it would only take to prepare it for printing. If you do not have a design the creative process can take up to several weeks – depending on Your wishes and complexity of the product.
Production time also depends on the type of printing and complexity of the order: if printing digitally the order can be completed even within a day, depending on the workload of the production department. If printing by other methods or if the order is very complex and requires a lot of post-printing works (e. g., lacquering, laminating, folding, binding, stitching, etc.), the production can take longer.