Offset printing

DDIS work with the optimum print production method depending on the quality, detail and quantities required to ensure you receive the most cost effective solution. Whether you have small or large print runs, or highly detailed or time sensitive requirements, DDIS will recommend the best solution.

Offset Printing uses full colour (CMYK), Special Colours (PMS) and varnish inks on plates to transfer images and text onto paper and is generally suited to larger quantities, while Digital Printing is ideal for smaller quantities that require faster turnaround. There are of course, exceptions to the rule.

Advantages of Offset Printing:

  • Lower per unit cost for large run jobs
  • Wider selection of paper choices
  • Larger press sheet size (40″ is typical)

Disadvantages of Offset Printing:

  • Longer lead times; typically 5-7 days
  • The cost of making a plate
  • Cannot include variable data in your job
  • Not cost effective for short run jobs
  • Not cost effective for variable data
  • Not environmentally friendly

Common Offset printing products:

  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Magazines
  • Booklets
  • Postcards
  • Business Forms
  • Presentation Folders
  • Newsletters
  • Direct Mail