Digital printing, stars in the field of packaging

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Today, Allinclusive would like to talk to you about digital printing.

There are many printing methods for customized packaging, the common ones are screen printing, offset printing, gravure printing and digital printing which has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Many people who know the industry are familiar with these printing methods, but for the convenience of new friends, here is a brief explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of several methods to new friends, and then you will understand why the digital printing market has always been is expanding.

Screen Printing

A very traditional printing method, the only feature is that it is cheap. The printing effect is relatively rough, and complex designs with many colors cannot be printed.

Gravure Printing

It has been a very mainstream printing method in the field of customized packaging bags over the years, and the price is between screen printing and digital printing. Ten-color gravure printing machines are very common, and the printing effect of complex designs is very good. However, its production cycle is relatively long, mainly because gravure printing requires plate making, and each design requires separate plate making. The process is relatively complicated, so the minimum order quantity of most factories is more than 2,000.

Digital Printing

The emerging printing methods in recent years are currently more expensive than gravure. The printing effect is equivalent to that of gravure, but digital printing does not require plate making, which means that the customer’s design is directly uploaded to the computer, and then the machine can print the corresponding design. If the bags are the same size but have different designs, they can be printed at the same time.

Therefore, the advantage of digital printing is that the minimum order quantity is very low. Most factories have a minimum order quantity of 500pcs. Of course, if you are willing to bear higher costs, 200 pcs is also acceptable.

Therefore, more and more small and medium-sized enterprises choose digital printing. Although low minimum order quantity represents high cost (a little higher), it also represents a faster operation cycle, which is hugely attractive to many small and medium-sized enterprises.

If you are planning to place an order for custom packaging bags, I hope this article will be helpful to you. If you want to know more, you can contact us.

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