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OTS Printers like to keep things simple, so the important thing for you as a consumer is a stunning end result, not which printing technology technologies we employ to create the product.

We are often asked about the differences between digital and litho print, so here is just a brief overview of the advantages and limitations of the two technologies.

Generally speaking digital printing is best suited to short print run jobs, for example 1000 flyers or 100 booklets. Litho printing on the other hand is used for longer runs, for example 2500 flyers or 250 business cards printed on 400gsm paper.


Due to the large variations that exist amongst whole range of products, in terms of the material, quality and finishes required we are here to give you the best advice and guidance to ensure that you get the best service so that you are delighted with the end results.


What is Digital Printing?

Digital printing uses a digitised image, made up of pixels, to lay down toner on to paper or other materials, to reproduce high quality images. The technology has one through rapid development and can now offer high quality, fast turnaround, cost effective solutions for low print runs. There’s very little time or initial setup costs for digital printing, so it has given consumers the freedom to experiment and be creative. Results are instant, and a fast turnaround means you can print materials as you need them, rather than wait days or weeks.


The Advantages of Digital Printing.

  • Cost effective – Print smaller quantities instead of thousands.
  • Fast – Easily meet your deadlines.
  • Easy Updates – You can change your company information or marketing leaflets as often as you like by printing smaller quantities, helping reducing waste.
  • Save Space – Free up space as you never need to stock huge quantities.
  • Variable Printing – each individual printed item can have different information on it, such as printing tickets with unique numbers or names.


The Disadvantages of Digital Printing.

After a certain quantity litho printing becomes more cost effective so the longer the print run, the more cost-effective it will be. Also some special types of paper cannot be printed digitally, for example highly textured paper or 400gsm thick business cards.


What is Litho Printing

Litho printing, also known as offset litho, is the traditional way of printing and has dominated the print industry for very many years. It is a process whereby an image is created on a plate, transferred onto a blanket before being transferred onto the paper. However, as digital printing which is relatively new continues to develop, Litho printing is being seen as an out dated time consuming method of production. To the average person, the differences between litho and digital print are often impossible to spot.


The Advantages of Litho Printing

Litho printing is the most cost effective method to produce a long print run. It is also possible to print on a wider range of material weights and textures than with digital printing. Litho printing can accurately reproduce the entire range of Pantone spot colours.

Quality can be brilliant, material range is vast and speed (apart from the initial setup) is exceptionally fast.


THE Disadvantages of Litho Printing

The only real drawback of litho printing is the set up cost to create the plates and get the job ready on press. For smaller print runs there will be a point at which digital printing is more effective in terms of time and cost.


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I have always used OTS Printers for all my stationery needs. In fact I have even introduced my clients to them and since then they have all been loyal customers. The prices are amazingly competitive and their customer services are exceptionally great. Anyone using their services will never be disappointed.
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