Digital Printing but not as you know it
Digital Printing but not as you know it!
We’ve always been proud of the quality of our printing, we have never compromised by investing in inferior machinery or by using cheap papers or materials and so when the decision came to invest in a new Digital Press it will come as no surprise that the management team at Technique turned once again to Heidelberg for the solution for its next digital printing operation.
The Heidelberg Versafire Digital Press was installed at our Oxfordshire factory earlier this month and the high quality printing being achieved means that digital printing should no longer be viewed as the cheap alternative to litho printing.
Digital or Litho – which is best?
It has long been widely regarded that litho printing is the best quality and our Heidelberg XL75 5 colour press delivers exceptional results. But with the arrival of the Versafire Digital press we have a machine capable of delivering comparable results that is sometimes very difficult to tell the difference. In fact the Versafire is able to pick a target colour from a litho sheet and provide almost the perfect match.
Previously there were restrictions with paper sizes and weights that limited the digital print operation. Again the Versafire moves closer to its litho cousin and can now print a 700mmx330mm sheet meaning 6pp A4 portrait and 4pp A4 landscape brochures and leaflets can be printed digitally on boards up to 300gsm. However, this board weight is increased to 470gsm on standard A3 or smaller productions which is thick enough for most printed items.
For speed then Digital Print is the way to go. Toner is fused instantly meaning the printed sheet can be immediately trimmed or folded in to its final format meaning most printed items are ready in 1-2 days. And if personalisation or variable data is required then again, the Versafire is the way forward enabling each sheet to be printed with different data as required.
Digital Printing in Oxfordshire
We love our new Versafire Digital Press and what it does already! It’s proven to be a fantastic addition to our existing plant list, and we can only go from strength to strength in meeting and exceeding the digital printing needs of our customers. If you haven’t yet seen the results then send us a file and we’ll be happy to print you a test copy before you proceed with your next digital print project.
Got a project ready to go?
To discuss your next digital print project call Technique Print today on 01295 250025 or click below to complete our contact form. We look forward to working with you.