Different Types OfPrinting Technologies

Printing technology has shown significant development in the past few years. Since the invention, different types of print technologies were developed and are used for different purposes like business cards printing, banner printing, and much more. Different inks, patterns, machinery was introduced for efficient printing. Printing companies have come up with new technologies and modern methods. Printing has become so handy that in every corner of the street there’s a printing machine or a shop. When it comes to printing shops or setups, the printing of business cards Calgary is the one that needs a mention. Before knowing the types of technologies, let’s a few options that a company has for business card printing

  • High-Quality Printing
  • Low Startup Quantity
  • Spot Uv Coating
  • 100% Recycled Cardstock
  • Foil Stamping
  • Silk Lamination
  • Liquifoil (Metallic Effects)

These are the options that a company can choose from. Now let’s the different types of print technologies.

  • Offset Lithography
  • Digital Printing
  • Large Format
  • Screen Printing
  • Flexography

1.         Offset Lithography

A technology used for mass production. Aluminum plates are commonly used for printing in the offset lithography method. The image quality of prints produced with offset lithography is very high and reliable. Printing with offset lithography doesn’t take much time which signifies its efficiency and production time. This is a cost-effective process and can be done in very little time.

2.         Digital Printing        

These days everything is done online. So has the printing. Digital printing is mainly used to print images on electrical gadgets. Printing digitally is a cost-effective process and also can be done at a low time. Even the quality of digital printing is high.

3.         Large Format

As the name suggests, a large format is used to print on large surfaces like maps, banners. Though the surface for printing is more, large format printing doesn’t cost much. Even the maintenance is low for this technique.

4.         Screen Printing

A mesh stencil is used for screen printing. Screen printing also has the high image quality and high-performance rate. This is a handy method and can be used to customize products.

5.         Flexography 

A technique used to print on uneven surfaces. Two methods like quick-drying and semi-liquid inks are used to print images using flexography. With the help of flexography long printing is made easy. Flexography doesn’t need much maintenance and also doesn’t need much effort.

So, these are a few printing techniques that have a higher productivity rate and can be set up at a low cost.