Different printing methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. Before you choose a certain type of printing for your purpose, it is important to understand them.
There are several different types of methods that are available for you to choose from. Some of the most common ones include the following: the line printer, the digital printing press, the rotary press, the platelet-based inks and the thermal printing press. Each of these types has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The line printer
The line printer can be used for most types of print-related tasks. This type of printer uses paper to form the ink onto the paper. It uses different types of technologies for producing quality prints. Some of the popular types of technologies used in this type of printer include the flexography, the grave and the dye sublimation.
Digital printing on the other hand is the latest and most popular type of printing. This method uses electronic files as its medium instead of paper. The image that is to be printed is sent to the device that carries out the printing process. The different methods that are used in this type of printing include the digital offset printing, desktop publishing, direct mail, web page printing, vinyl press and the print shops.
The Rotary press
The Rotary press is also known by its name. This type of printing process is commonly used to reproduce photographic images and also to create photo papers. This type of printer can produce high quality output if the quality of the images is properly done. The materials that are required for the printing process are toner cartridges and paper. With the help of this type of printer, it is possible to make huge number of copies of a certain item.
Platelet-based inks are the latest addition to the list of printing methods. This type of ink is made from a mixture of purified collagen, protein complex and coloring agents. These inks are capable of reproducing various colors and shades. The main advantage of this type of printing is that it is cost effective. However, this type of printing requires the assistance of a printing machine.
The Thermal-transfer printing
The Thermal-transfer printing is another option that is widely used these days. This method involves the use of hot air to transfer the image or design onto the surface that has to be printed. A ribbon coated with a special liquid ink is used as the interface with which the image is passed. The ribbon is melted by the heat of the hot air and then this melts the print media that forms the exterior layer of the object being printed. The print media that is used here contains dye sublimation technology that helps in overcoming the photo challenges that are faced by most printing experts.
The Electrophotography has found its niche in the field of industrial printing. It is mainly used in the field of signs and logos where a text is produced from an electronic signal. Electrophotography has the ability to produce high quality and vivid images. It also enables fast production of the same image through the use of a computer controlled machine.
All of us are aware of the fact that a printing job will only be successful if it is done according to the requirements of the customer. This is what we call a tailored printing solution.
There are certain things that should be considered while printing something such as business cards, T-shirts, bags etc. We should consider the type of the material that we want to print on them. All of these things should be kept in mind while printing anything using any of the above methods. We would, in this article, look at some of the various different methods of printing.