As technology grow day by day, digital printing
is also growing as well with lots of improvement, it involves the transfer of a document that can be on a desktop, laptop, mobile phone or any other device that can store data to another a device that accepts graphics this process is done in a particular printing substrate.
The data transferred through digital printing technology is in the form of binary code to safely save the data in the document and be able to account for it.
Why digital printing Technology Important in Packaging
Digital printing technology is important in packaging because it is reliable, safe and accountable. It does not require high storage quantities as compared to printing measures.
Benefits of digital printing Technology in Packaging
There are several digital printing technologies in the world today, but only a few are benefits packaging. The benefits of digital printing technology are:
Quality production is steady -
Digital printing technology makes the rate at which quality production consistent, it has a higher cost of production than its competition because it does print in larger numbers and has a higher level of accuracy & consistency.
It is affordable -
In packaging processes, digital printing
technology is a very good option for the commercial packaging process. This printing process is low cost but its efficiency increases the ease of customization and allows users to create their designs at a low production rate being more economical.
It has a very fast production speed -
Digital printing technology is very economical for the commercial printing process, it saves a lot of time compared to other conventional printing processes which you will have to change the printing plate consistently. In this technology, there is no use of printing plates.
It operates in a safe environment -
This printing technology (flatbed printing) is environmentally safe compared to conventional printing. It operates with a low amount of waste and is very low in waste production which when released in the air causing lower air pollution. It waste products are minor carbon footprint.
Aim of Using Digital Printing Technology in Packaging
They aim to obtain from digital printing technology in packaging are:
Most Digital printing typically uses an inkjet printer to create digital photos. Inkjet printing is considered to be the future of digital printing. This process involves utilizing ultraviolet (UV) curable inks to print digital images on plain surfaces.
The inkjet printer is important as it can work on numerous surfaces like wood, metal, glass, and tiles. This printing technology can also produce images of materials that have different levels of thickness.
Sampling is very affordable to produce in digital printing than offset printing. When printing orders for samples or an advert, digital printing technology is the best and recommended printing measure to use.
As mentioned earlier,digital printing
technology does not require the usage of plates as offset or other old-fashioned printing means. This printing process works on uses toner and liquid ink.
However, the use of conventional ink will not allow the substrate being printed on. The ink in a digital printer produces a thin layer on the substrate and the ink utilized to the surface through UV curing or laser heating making it more reliable than other printing means.