On this page, you can take a look at a few of the varying work we’ve done for our clients who required digital or offset printing. You’ll notice that it’s difficult to notice the difference, and that each can be applied to a variety of different applications. Catalogs, brochures, and seasonal product holders are all within the realm of possibility for both digital and offset printing. Which printing method you choose will not be determined by the project itself, but instead should be chosen based on the deadline and budget restrictions of the project. In addition to the work you see on this page, Apple Visual Graphics also specializes in:
Digital Printing is a modern printing method. Laser and Ink-Jet printing are the methods known as digital printing. In this type of printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital files such as PDFs and those from graphics software such as Illustrator and InDesign. This eliminates the need for a printing plate, which is used in offset printing, which can save money and time. When you choose to print your product digitally, we can simply format the file for you right on the computer and then print as many as you need on the spot. Of course, larger volume orders will take longer than short ones, but both can be initiated immediately.
Without the need to create a plate, digital printing has brought about fast turnaround times and printing on demand. Instead of having to print large, pre-determined runs, requests can be made for as little as one print. While offset printing still often results in slightly better quality prints, digital methods are being worked on at a fast rate to improve quality and lower costs. At Apple Visual Graphics, we offer a range of specialty digital printing services to take your product to the next level.
Offset Printing is an old technique whereby ink is spread on a metal plate with etched images, then transferred to an intermediary surface such as a rubber blanket, and finally applied to paper by pressing the paper against the intermediary surface. Most print shops use offset printing to produce large volumes of high-quality documents. Offset printing is truly the original way of printmaking, but it has its drawbacks. For every order, the metal plate must be etched. The etching takes time and is more expensive because the machines require a lot of power to run. For those with strict time and budget constraints, this is not the best option. However, companies that are looking for the best quality work over a large volume of prints, offset is preferable, and Apple Visual Graphics can provide expert offset printing services.
No matter what type of print materials you need, Apple Visual Graphics will make them look as professional and fresh as possible. Though offset printing is generally considered higher quality, the specialty digital printing experts here will make every project look like it was more expensive and time consuming than it actually was to impress all of your clients and customers. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced, so they are willing to take on any of your requests no matter how difficult it might seem. Call us today to start planning your project and become one of our many satisfied customers.