Welcome to The Daly Dish

Owaheson Classic Canvas Slip-On Lightweight Driving shoes Soft Penny Loafers Men Women Fleur-de-lis Quebec Flag

To get started, select a Category that interests you from the drop-down on the right >>

Advertisements

Digital Printing vs. Screen Printing

Pleaser 5 Heel, 3 8 Hidden Platform D'Orsay Womens Pumps shoes

 

When you purchase signage, you want to get the best value for your dollar. This involves selecting the best printer (sign company) for the job. So do you use a Digital Printer or a Screen Printer?

What is the difference?

The main differences are colour availability, durability, and time to produce (turnaround).

WeenFashion Women's Solid Imitated Suede Low-Heels Zipper Round Closed Toe BootsWeenFashion Women's Frosted Round Closed Toe Solid Low-Top High Heels BootsWeenFashion Women's PU Low-Top Solid Lace-up Low-Heels BootsWeenFashion Women's Patent Leather Pull-on Pointed Closed Toe Low-Heels Solid Pumps-shoesYork Zhu Womens Flat Sandal Summer Beach Flat Thong Sandals Holiday Bohemian Flip Flops

It makes more sense if you understand how each process works:

Screen Printing Method

Involves creating a stencil of your design (called a “screen”), and then WeenFashion Women's Soft Material Open Toe Kitten Heels Buckle Assorted color Sandals

 

Digital Printing Method

Betsey Johnson bluee Women's Sb-Elsa Dress PumpDigital printing basically involves a giant version of the desktop inkjet printer you may use at work or home, utilizing CMYK ink cartridges and developing colour blends digitally using a computer. This allows for a photographic print incorporating much more detail than traditional screen printing.

Digitally printed signs are also laminated, which means the product can last much longer without fading and is more resistant to scratching and damage.

Unm Women's Casual Simple Round Toe Combat Boots Lace Up Chunky Low Heel Ankle Booties

As previously mentioned, digital printers typically apply a clear laminate film over the print to protect it, making the sign last as long as the substrate will hold out.
Screen printing typically does not include this protective overlaminate, therefore the print is more susceptible to weather damage and wear-and-tear.

Substrate:

Gedigits Women's Comfort Low Heel Buckle Zipper Short Boots Yellow 4.5 M US

 

Here’s a handy cheat sheet:

City Classified Women Flat Sandals Ankle Strap Buckled Thongs Cut Out TAKEME

Unm Men High Top Mountain Boots Lace upYou should now have an idea of each process, which can help you decide where to start looking to have your signage or marketing materials printed. If you still have any questions about which method is right for your business, please contact us or another reputable printing company to help guide you in the right direction.

Save

SaveHappy Feet - Mississippi Rebels - Low Pro Slippers - XL

SaveWomen Thigh High Boots Suede Over The Knee Boots High Heel Sexy Party Wedding Over Knee Boots Black Grey

SaveNike Men's Mercurial Vortex II FG Soccer Cleat

Save