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what is the difference between digital and offset printing?

There are a number of differences between digital and offset printing and today we will look at these in closer detail.

Both types of printing will produce extremely high quality print products. Whether you decide to print digital or offset will really depend on not only volume but if you have any niche project requirements.

The first difference between digital and offset printing is that digital printing is better suited for short run printing (from 1+ items) and offset printing is better suited for higher volume printing (depending on the project could be from 2000+ items).

Digital printing allows for quick turn-around times as there are minimal set-up requirements compared to offset printing. This makes digital printing cost effective for smaller print runs. A digital press can easily print out a single sheet of paper or booklet with minimal setup, however, offset requires considerably more time and material – making it cost effective for large volume runs only. The set-up of each also makes digital printing easier to offer a print sample for proofing, whereas you cannot print samples on an offset press. If a proof or colour check is required for an offset job, then a press-check may be needed.

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project showcase - access education learner guides

The Print Group Australia recently helped Access Education & Skills Development (formally Strive International) with the re-brand of their learner guide booklet covers. This is just one of the services we offer to our RTO clients.

These learner guides offer a great example of our square-edge fold saddle-stitched booklets that are perfect for training materials. Printed on a 250gsm gloss cover, with the internal pages printed on 80gsm bond, the books are printed, folded, saddle-stitched and trimmed in-line on our digital press. We also offer the internal pages with perforations, which work great for assessment booklets.

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project showcase - corporate annual reports

The Print Group Australia recently worked with Brisbane South PHN on the printing of their 2017 – 2018 Annual Report. The booklet was printed with a 4pp cover colour double sided (with bleed) on a 300gsm silk paper stock with a matt cello glaze. The internal pages were printed colour throughout (with bleed) on a 150gsm silk paper stock throughout. The books were finished as one of our popular square edge fold saddle-stitched booklets, offering a very professional finish for their Annual Report.

The Print Group Australia offer a variety of paper stocks, binding and finishing options that will help show case your corporate annual report in the most professional way. Our in-house design team can also assist with any graphic design services required, and will always thoroughly check supplied artwork to ensure it is suitable for commercial print. There are a number of options available for corporate annual report printing and you can read more about these options in our blog titled – corporate annual report printing.

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5 most common errors when supplying your artwork

When supplying your artwork for professional printing, there are certain specifications needed to ensure that the printing process runs smoothly and also to ensure your job is to the quality expected from a commercial press.

Today we would like to take a closer look at the 5 most common errors when supplying your artwork:

All print documents need to be supplied as a pdf files. While you may be able to print a word, excel or publisher file from home or work, it works quite differently on a commercial press.

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project showcase - iea college of tafe

The Print Group Australia offer a variety of design and print services for Education and Training Organisations. Our custom designed certificates are certainly a popular product and we can offer a variety of security features to ensure the certificates cannot be easily replicated and of course, meet ASQA and AQF compliance requirements.

The design team at The Print Group Australia can offer a variety of security features including intricate printed watermarks and backgrounds, foiling, embossing, anti-copy backgrounds, thermochromic inks and microtext – all custom designed and printed for your training organisation.

Today, we will take a closer look at the features we offered for IEA College of TAFE. The certificate offered a custom design including a printed watermark that incorporated their logo, a blue foiled seal also incorporating their logo, a thermochromic ink lock and also microtext printed with their college name. A security band warning was also printed on the certificates, to identify which security features to look for in the certificates to ensure the document is not fraudulent. The certificates were printed on a 150gsm system board.

For more information read our blogs – security certificates for your training organisation and anti-copy paper for certificates.

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