Digital Printing takes a different approach assembling each image from a complex set numbers and mathematical formulas. These images are captured from a matrix of dots, generally called pixels, this process is called digitizing. The digitized image is then used to digitally control deposition of ink, toner or exposure to electromagnetic energy, such as light, to reproduce images. The mathematical formulas also allow for algorithms to compress the data. It also gives a method of Calibration or Color Management Systems which helps to keep images looking at the same color despite where they are view or printed. One important function that the mathematical formulas allowed was the development of a common language for digital printing it is called PostScript and was developed by Adobe. To see what PostScript looks like open a PDF or EPS in a text editor, the code seems very intricate but to a computer it’s just a simple code of instructions.
One of the most important advantages that digital printing offers is a quicker response time due to its minimal press setup and its built in multi-color registration system. This eliminates many of the upfront, time consuming processes that can cause analogue printing methods to have a slower turn-around time. Another advantage of digital printing is the ability of offer variable printing; this means that each printed piece can have different information on it providing personalization and customization unmatched by analogue processes.
There are some advantages of digital printing such as digital printing technologies give the designer more options of substrates to print on due to its non-contact printing. This eliminates the distortion of images that occurs in analogue process, like screen printing. It also requires less harsh methods of holding the substrate in the press, thereby giving more options of substrates. This means that substrates such as fabrics, very thin paper, and even ceramics can be safely printed on offering the customer more choices in designing.
The market is driving the desire for digital printing and therefore pushing its development and adoption. Print buyers want to eliminate the risks and expenses of maintaining inventory. Mass and batch printing runs are giving way to the digital printer’s ability to have shorter print runs, mass customization, and less turn-around time.
Digital printing best serves the demand for variable data printing, personalization, customization, less spoilage, faster proof cycle, smaller archival storage, quick response, just-in-time delivery, and short to medium print runs. While printers are still employing analogue print methods they have the ability, with digital printing, to offer their customers more options and provide better service.
ALVAboard have some characteristic such as:
Endure against repeated bending and folding
Absorbs almost no moisture (0.03%)
Stands against high temperatures up to 130°C
Resists to chemical substances
Does not produce dust like cardboard
Does not break or tear – high impact resistance
The hollow form generates light characteristic
Can be printed directly and laminated on the surface
Safe for direct contact with edible products (Special Request)
Easy to put sticker on
Easy to cut, bend, punch, and bond
For the application, digital printing usually use for:
inexpensive home and office printing is only possible because of digital processes that bypass the need for printing plates
uses database-driven print files for the mass personalization of printed materials
archival digital printing methods include real photo paper exposure prints andgiclée prints on watercolor paper using pigment based inks.
digital printing is used for personalized printing for example, children’s books customized with a child’s name, photo books (such as wedding photo books), or any other books.
often used for outdoor banner advertising and event signage, in trade shows, in the retail sector at point of sale orpoint of purchase, and in personalized direct mail campaigns.
digital printing has revolutionized photo printing in terms of the ability toretouch and color correct a photograph before printing.
new media that conforms to a variety of surfaces has enabled interior and exterior spaces to be transformed using digitally printed wall murals and floor graphics.
For indoor advertising application, Digital printing usually used four materials such as:
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Acrylic is a plastic manufactured by using one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. Poly methyl Methacrylate or PMMA is one of the more widely used forms of acrylic due to its exceptional weather ability, strength, clarity and versatility. There are a variety of acrylic polymer grades available for extrusion and injection molding manufacturing processes. Transparent, translucent opaque and colored polymers are available with varying levels of heat resistance, light transmissions, impact strength, flow rates and release capabilities. Acrylic sheet exhibits glass like qualities clarity, brilliance, transparency, translucence at half the weight with up to 10 times the impact resistance. It can be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque. A number of coatings can be applied to a sheet or finished part for performance enhancing characteristics such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction and solar reflectivity. Because it’s thermoplastic and softens under extremely high temperatures, acrylic can be formed to virtually any shape. Incredibly durable, acrylic is a suitable solution for over a broad temperature range, and has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.
Corrugated PP board is made of a blended PP copolymer and extruded in a monoblock. Its smooth, flat surface is chemical resistant and can survive high-impact encounters. The material itself is lightweight, yet durable with great insulating qualities. The most important property of corrugated PP board is that it conforms to environmental protection standards because it consists of a carbon-hydrogen compound which is fire-retardant, non-toxic, recyclable and reusable. The product is available in various thicknesses (1 – 10 mm) and in various colors. Additional agents can be applied to give the product electro conductive or antistatic properties. UV fighting resins can also be added to aid in weatherproofing and reduce the effects of aging.