Knowing the best printing process for your project can save you BIG!
Your printer or designer should recommend the best printing process for your needs, but here’s a bit of info to help…

When should you use Digital printing?
Digital printing is a high quality printing process primarily used for small quantity, short-run printing projects with quick turn around times.

When is Offset printing best?
Offset printing is used primarily for larger quantity projects, custom sizes and specifications. The benefit of Offset printing in larger quantities is the cost savings. However, it does a require more flexible time frame for printing.

Digital Printing Examples

  • Rush orders – Same day, next day
  • Proofing – Quick proofs, mock-ups and prototypes
  • Small Quantities – UNDER: 10,000 Business Cards, 5,000 Postcards, 1,000 Fliers
  • Eco-Friendly Printing – Low waste, minimal chemicals
  • Short Run Books – 1 to 1500 books

Offset Printing Examples

  • Large Quantities – Any job requiring thousands of press sheets
  • Spot Colors – Custom mixed inks for Pantone Color Matching
  • Heavy Paper Stocks – 14pt and heavier card stock
  • Textured Papers – Linen, Laid, Felt and other textured paper stocks
  • Embossing or Foil Stamping – Requires perfect registration achievable only with offset printing