The Difference between digital and screen printing

Many of our most popular products like feather flags and teardrop flags can be printed using screen printing and digital printing methods. Each method of printing has its advantages and disadvantages that our customers should understand and consider before placing orders. This will ensure that you receive a product that best matches your deadline, cost and design requirements.  

 

Screen Printing

Screen printing uses a stencil/screen to apply layers of ink on the surface. Each unique colour is applied one at a time, combining layers to achieve the final design. The areas of the print material that are covered with an impermeable substance will prevent the ink covering spaces that should be covered in that colour. 

 

 Advantages 

 Disadvantages

 Cost can be lower with longer lead times  Limited range of colours
 Wider range of materials can be printed on  Slow turn around time                                                                    
 The print lasts longer   High minimum order quantity

 

 

Digital Printing

Digital printing, the more modern process of the two, uses a computer to process the artwork in order to print the design directly onto the surface of the product. This is not done in layers like screen printing and also does not require covering of areas that should remain blank.

 

 Advantages 

 Disadvantages

 Fast turn around time   More expensive in high volume orders
 Easy to print multiple colours   Less material options
 Best option for small quantities   

 

If you have a query on our printing methods you need help with before placing an order Contact Us

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