Digital vs. Offset Printing

Digital Printing: If you want a sample of digital printing, simply look at a piece that you print from your inkjet printer at your home or office. Digital printing uses a series of dots printed on top of the paper that form an image. Recent year, digital printing mainly refer to laser printing.

Offset Printing: Offset printing is done on large presses that use plates and ink. As your piece is printed on an offset press, the ink bleeds into the paper and bonds with it. Because of the plates used, and the way the ink is absorbed by the paper, most people feel that offset printing provides deeper, richer, fuller color saturation than digital printing. While digital printing has certainly improved over the years, most printing experts would agree that it still hasn’t reached the quality level of offset printing.

Digital Printing Offset Printing
Paper Below 180gsm Range from 80gsm to 260gsm above
Finishing No finishing Matt Lamination, Gloss Lamination, Spot UV
Color Limited tone Rich, Vivid, Millions of color.
Time Instantly 4 to 7 days
Amount Start from 1pc Minimum of 200pcs.
Cost for large amount High Very Low
Application Letters, Memo, Certificates, Personal Report, Leaflet, Magazine, Brochure, Newspaper, Books, Name Cards, Paper Bag, Letterhead, Stickers, Calender.