Digital printing is a technique for reproducing images from computer data from a computer, tablet or smartphone. This data is sent immediately in a continuous flow to the printer. This is the technique we use most commonly at Alpilles Automation thanks to our Iris range of digital printing machines. This flexible and fast process is used very often by professionals and individuals. To perform digital printing, basically you need a printer and a computer.
This technique is used for documents or objects, from small quantities to very large ones. It can used to meet very tight deadlines.
Digital printing has three main characteristics:
- The image can be printed directly on to the substrate,
- The image can be changed for each edition, allowing for texts and illustrations to be replaced,
- Printing can be performed without interrupting digital data, from the computer to the digital printing machine.
During digital printing, the ink is applied directly on to the substrate. The computer controls this application. This technique can be used on a very large variety of materials.