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Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Printing Methods

(Image Source) Let’s take a look at the top 5 methods that are changing the game of printing in an eco-friendly way: Less Waste Many methods are available to produce less waste when it comes to offset printing, and currently digital printing is almost waste-free already. Printers, for example, can combine their ink for brief offset printing runs; if a press operator only requires a few ounces of any specific colour, they can produce it on their own rather than making a purchase from an ink company, saving on costs and materials. One way whereby waste is greatly reduced is through the use of digital print on-demand services. Small batch printing on demand results in less wasted products and greater...

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A Practical Guide to the Different Types of Paper for Printing

(Image Source)   Choosing from the different forms of paper on the market is an important element in achieving high-quality digital printing. You must choose the paper form ideally suited to carrying out the visual and textual contents of your publication or graphic design project, a decision that should be taken with caution and can vary based on the type of product you want to print. Choosing from the various paper forms available can be difficult when confronted with a vast array of papers, each with a unique set of properties. Each paper type has a weight, a processing type, and a finish that determines its clarity, appearance, weight, thickness, level of opaqueness, feel, and longevity. In this article, we...

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Is it better to use dye or pigment-based ink?

Dye ink employs colorants that are dissolved in a solvent, while pigment ink employs tiny color particles suspended in a suspension. The water soluble dye can be visualized as sugar that dissolves in water, while the pigments can be visualized as sand mixed in water.   Advantages of dye inks   Dye-based inks will have a larger colour space for more vivid and colourful prints, but they will wash off unless printed on special coated mark paper. As long as the sticker does not come into contact with something abrasive, the print is water-resistant. The original print consistency of dye and pigment inks is almost similar. The vibrancy and colour reproduction seem to be very similar. When comparing consistency and...

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What is the potential future of the printing industry in Singapore?

It is clear that the printing industry is transforming mostly because of digital advances. But what could carry the future? Modern technology has transformed the contact world over the last few decades. Print media has been King for years.   From the polished, sparkling celebrity magazines to the pocket-sized brochure that heralded the launch of a new company, things have undergone a big transformation. It might appear like printing is breathing its last, but that's not the case. Of course, the only constant factor is transition, and even though printing is not going to die out, businesses should face more difficulties. So what are the challenges and changes printing companies have to be ready for?   The world is not...

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