Digital Printing͛ refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of media. Although most commonly experienced when using a personal printer at home for printing out simple documents or family pictures from a computer, it usually refers to professional, industrial level printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other computer controlled digital sources are printed using large format or high-volume laser, LED, or inkjet printers. Digital printing has a higher cost per page than more traditional offset printing methods, but this price is usually offset by avoiding the cost of all the technical steps required to make printing plates. It also allows for on-demand printing, short turnaround time, and even modifications to the image (variable data) used for each impression. The savings in labor and the ever-increasing capability of digital presses means that digital printing is reaching the point where it can match or supersede offset printing technology’s ability to produce larger print runs of several thousand sheets at a low price.
Imperial Litho possesses advanced digital printing capabilities in the form of a Xerox Iridesse® Production Press which delivers more “wow” impact per printed page through digital specialty enhancements. Consisting of six inline print stations, the Iridesse can print in a single pass, at rated speed, with spot on color-to-color registration. (Click here to view the Xerox Iridesse video)
Additionally, Imperial offers our customers output on the Inca Onset; an Ultra-Grand Format UV inkjet printer which can print on virtually any media up to 2″ thick and measuring 60″ x 120″. (Click here to see the Inca Onset Video)