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Digital printing is a method of printing using digital techniques in which the data and images are printed directly from a computer onto paper, including those developed for computer printers such as inkjet or laser printers.[1] The process differs from lithography, flexography, gravure, and letterpress printing in several ways:
  • Every print can be different, because printing plates are not required, as in traditional methods.
  • There is less waste chemical and paper, because there is no need to bring the image "up to colour" and check for registration and position.
  • The ink or toner does not permeate the substrate, as does conventional ink, but forms a thin layer on the surface and may in some systems be additionally adhered to the substrate by using a fuser fluid with heat process (toner) or UV curing process (ink).
Because there is less initial setup, it is useful for rapid prototyping, and cost effective for small print runs.

Digital Printing is used for personalized printing, or variable data printing (VDP or VI), for example personalized children’s books, which are customized with the specific child's name and images. Print on Demand (POD) systems also use digital printing, for short run books of varying page quantities, and binding techniques.

Digital printing applications • All applications just like offset printing, from perfect bound books to flyers and business cards. The advantage is to order smaller quantities and not get stuck with a warehouse full of products and regrets.

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