What is digital printing?

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Whether you need trade show materials, business cards, flyers, banners, brochures, menus or more, you can depend on Roseville Printing to be your printing partner that will deliver high quality digital prints and print solutions every time you need them.

Digital Printing, what exactly does that mean?

Digital printing means we take a digital image directly from various sources of media. Digital printing allows for on demand printing with a very short turnaround time and also allows for customization to fit various needs. In general digital printing is a professional printing that uses desktop publishing, various digital media sources and large format or high volume printers to deliver high quality print materials at a lower cost than using traditional offset printing methods. With the ever evolving digital technology and less labor demand, digital printing will match or even surpass traditional offset printing and save your budget. The use of digital printing allows you to print a large quantity of custom print material at a lower price in less than half the time that offset printing can.

Roseville Printing is a company that specializes in digital printing. With our cutting-edge technology and marketing expertise, we can and will deliver the professional high quality results you’ll come to expect every time, on time. Let us help you with all your digital print needs:

Business Cards

Post Cards

Posters

Door Hangers

Letterheads and Envelopes

Brochures

Menus

CD Inserts Presentation Folders

Notepads

Banners

Yard Signs

Trade Show Packages

And More

Are you or your company looking to make a statement? With the wide array of printing services at Roseville Printing, you will get the fastest and most flexible digital printing services available, for your print jobs that need a quick turnaround, count on us. We can also customize your various projects; we offer many paper stocks in various sizes, including large format digital prints and weights that will give that high class quality that your digital prints, you or your company deserve.

At Roseville Printing our digital printing processes enable us to create custom materials that equal your needs and financial plan. We have a team of professional graphic designers you can work with to develop the best layout for you, your company and your brand or you can simply pick through the various options we have available to you. We offer options that will maximize your brand’s impact with full color digital printing. We can also revolutionize and automate your company’s message with consistent branding. Need that little extra to set you apart? We can also add your digital prints to CD’s, DVD’s or online content to further expand your brands impact in the market.

Contact Roseville Printing today and see how we can take your completed projects and save you or your business money on digital prints or you can work with our digital print design and graphics team to develop strong branding and marketing materials. Contact us today at 916-245-8112 or email us at rosevilleprinting@gmail.com for more information.

What is offset printing?

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Many confuse offset printing with digital printing, yes both are flat 4 color printing processes, but the processes themselves are quite different. Offset printing is extremely common, the process and procedure it uses for printing are not very well known. Often considered the gold standard for print quality, offset printing can be more expensive and take a longer period of time than digital printing, depending on the size a quality that is being printed. One advantage of offset printing is the various options of material it offers to prints on. While digital printing is great for printing smaller quantities with a quick turnaround and can often have lower costs, it doesn’t have the 100% accuracy of offset printing, nor the quality. At Roseville Printing we offer both offset and digital printing, so check with us to go over the best options for your printing needs.

So what exactly is offset printing? Offset printing is amongst the most common techniques used for flat printing processes. Offset printing uses a process where ink is transmitted from a plate to a rubber blanket and back to the printing surface. Offset printing is part art and part science. The offset printing process is highly technical (this is the science of it), but the operator of the press also has a hand in achieving wanted finish (this is the art of it) of the printed material.

In your everyday travels you likely come across postcards, signage, greeting cards, brochures and menus, just to name a few things that offset printing is used for. Offset printing, sometimes called lithography, is different from other print processes in various ways including the cost, technology used, processes used, turnaround times and material options available.

In the offset printing process it is extremely important to have well prepared files; this is often one of the biggest mistakes we see, your files must be converted from RGB to CMYK for the offset printing process, this can sometimes slightly or even radically change the look of your image. Make sure your graphic designer knows how to prepare the files for an offset printing job, otherwise you could have unplanned costs to correct it in pre-press.

Once the files are prepared a proof can then be created, this will give you a close representation of what the final printed material should look like. Since the offset printing process is different from the proof process it is never exactly the same, this is because the proof material is often different than the stock material that will be used on the press, this can cause color variation. Once you approve the proof, the job goes to plating. Metal plates are created and then hung on the press. There are four plates; one for each color used in the printing process, one for black, yellow, magenta and cyan or one color may be used for single color print jobs.

Offset printing, much like engraving, a letterpress or other artisan methods, higher volume jobs will get you much better pricing.  Since offset printing requires a more set up time and a longer turnaround, it can be much more expensive than digital printing, which can be an issue for smaller projects.  Call Roseville Printing today to discuss your options at 916-245-8112.