The Beauty of Offset Printing
Offset Printing is considered the most cost effective and high quality printing of all times. If you are looking for great quality and cost effectiveness then an offset print shop is your best option.
Offset, also known as lithography, is one of the most commonly used techniques to create printed products. There are countless benefits related to offset printing. Offset printing can be used when Pantone colour match is required. Offset printing inks penetrate inside the paper fiber for long lasting life. Metallic colours and pastel colours can be produced with ease in offset printing.
Offset printing has some limitations, especially when smaller runs are required. If 50 copies are required then the cost to make the plates and the time required to get the first print could be quite high. Whether you need one print or 10,000+ prints, startup cost is the same to get the first print out of offset printing. Alberta Printers Inc. offers state-of-the-art in-house offset print solutions.
The Speed of Digital Printing
As the saying goes, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’. The same rule applies to digital printing. Digital printing brings fast and efficient short run solutions.
The need for fast and short runs is answered with digital print solutions. The main use of digital printing is printing short run, fast paced business cards, brochures, flyers, notepads, posters, etc. either in colour or black & white. It is also used as a desktop publishing solution where the user’s file is printed directly on paper without any of the processes normally required for offset printing.
Digital printing also eliminates the need to make plates and the savings are used to compensate the high cost per piece. The limitations include colour consistency because colours are made out of the CMYK mixture and metallic and pastel colours pose a challenge as well.