Different between Screen Printing and Digital Printing


What's Screen Printing

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

Advantages of Screen Printing

  1. Highly cost-efficient process for bulk orders.
  2. Easy to print on specified areas.
  3. Huge range of printable fabrics such as wood, textiles, glass and more.
  4. Top-quality output.
  5. Long-lasting prints.

Screen printing is the ultimate option for designs that need a top level of vibrancy especially when printing on dark background or product. Used for larger orders, the dye colour in screen printing equipment is applied thicker than the digital printing that results in brighter colour even on darker shades.

What's Digital Printing

Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto a variety of media substrates. There is no need for a printing plate, unlike with offset printing. It usually refers to professional printing where small-run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large-format and/or high-volume laser or inkjet printers. Digital printing has a higher cost per page than more traditional offset printing methods.

Advantages of Digital Printing

  1. Easy to print various colours.
  2. Changeable data and personalisation options.
  3. Minimum set up costs.
  4. The design does not bump out.
  5. Good for short runs.

Digital printing is ideally suited on a light coloured base as the ink is applied thinner that enables the design to shine through.

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