Types of modern printing
This printing is characterized by the use of digital electrostatics. It is based on the principal of a laser which is repeatedly passed over a negatively charged drum in an attempt to define an image that is charged.
Inkjet printing refers to type of printing that involves the use of ink droplets propelled on to a substrate, such as paper or plastic, in order to recreate a digital image.
Both inkjet and laser printing methods are widely used in the following areas;
- Large format printing
- Small format printing
- Corporate printing and
- Customized printing
- Large format printing
Large format printing refers to a type of inkjet printing method where there’s a use of a sheet of paper for printing whose width exceeds 24 inches
In large format printing, the following equipment is used
l Laminating machines
l Plastic welders
l HP750 foldbed printers
l HP850 latex printers
l various paper types including fine art paper ,polyester films and linen peel
Large format printing is used for advertisements by means of;
l vehicle image wraps
l Escalator adverts and
l Window graphics
l When used to produce adverts, it is very effective in displaying and conveying information. This is because of their ability to attract people’s attention.
l The materials used are very durable hence allow for resistance to abrasion and harsh climatic conditions.
l This method of printing is fast and can effectively be done on demand.
l This method of printing is characterized by minimal waste.
- 2. small format printing
This is inkjet digital printing method where digital based images are obtained from various media including desktop publishing, among other digital sources.
l High-volume laser printers
l Inkjet printers
Application of small format printing
l They are utilized in desktop publishing
l Architectural design
l It is allows for modifications before printing on the various printing material
l This method is characterized by short turnaround time, hence is fast.
l It suitable for on-demand printing.
l Images produced are of very high quality.
The overall cost per page printed is high.
- 3. Corporate printing
This is simply defined as large scale printing carried out by companies to their desired specifications
l Used in branding
l used in advertisements
l This method of printing is highly cost effective(due to its execution in large scale)
l It is relatively fast.
Due to the bulky of the projects involved, it is relatively time-consuming.
This is a modern printing method in which printing is done on demand by the individual and in small scale; the printing majorly rely on the individual’s personal requirements and specifications.
Small scale printing
l They are based on on-demand principles hence convenient
l several modifications can be made to suit an individual’s printing needs
It is an expensive method.