What’s the difference between digital printing and traditional printing?

- Nov 20, 2017-

Digital printing is a new printing method, which abandons the complicated plate making process in traditional printing, improves the printing accuracy. It achieves low minimum, variety base fabrics, rich color printing, and solves the problem of large space occupation, serious pollution and other issues in traditional printing.

Comparing with traditional printing, here are the main differences of digital printing:
1.The printing costs of digital printing is lower than traditional printing in small batch production (less than 1000m). This lays a good foundation of the variety fabrics & small quantities market.
2.The needed data and process information of digital printing is all stored in the computer, which guarantees the reproducibility of printing. In the traditional printing production, the preservation of the files is a headache problem. Both of rotary screens and flat screens need a lot of space to store, which wastes a lot of manpower and space, while the effect of preserving is not very good.
3.Digital printing is an environmental production method. It proceeds without water, no color paste, on demand dye, no waste dye, no color paste, low pollution. The traditional printing needs abundant water. The waste water, waste slurry produce huge pollution to the environment.
4.The color fastness standard of digital printing reaches the international standards (activity, acidity, disperse printing).
5.The orders of digital printing can be took through the Internet, the entire process is controlled by the computer. The patterns are stored in digital form in the computer to ensure consistency of printing color. The process is supermatic.
6.In traditional printing process, the designers need to design the prints according to the characteristics of printing equipment. This limits the designer's play to a certain extent. However, in digital printing, designers can get the full design ideas. This expands the textile design space and lay a good foundation for designers to design a more beautiful pattern.
7.There is color sets limit in traditional textile printing, 10 sets of color will be very difficult to print. But digital printing uses digital patterns, it can show up to 16 million colors, especially in the gradient colors, moiré and other high-precision printing patterns. Digital printing has unparalleled advantages in technology, which truly achieves designing any color you want.

Currently, Digital printing applies to as follows:
Fashion clothing, apparel supplies (such as scarves, shawls, ties, etc.); sportswear and swimwear fabrics; home textiles fabrics (such as curtains, sheets, towels, tablecloths and furniture fabrics); car decorations; flags and banners; proofing sample; T-shirts; wall decorations; umbrellas, bags, shoes, hats, toys, ribbons and etc.
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