Definition of Digital Printing

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Modern printing methods such as laser and ink-jet printing are known as digital printing. Digital printing consists of an image being 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 printing plates, commonly used in offset printing, which can save money and time.

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.