Talk:Digital printing

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I removed the statement that digital inks take less time to dry than litho inks. I help run a web offset litho press, it has big ovens that the paper flys through to dry. The ink is totally dry by the time it comes off the end of the press, unless something unusual happens, like a wash-up tray overflowing and splashing ink on the blankets. A copy might be in the ovens for a second or so. Our press is ~30 years old, so this is nothing new. --Phroziac ♥♥♥♥ 00:35, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

It is easy to delete sections when you think it doesn't make sense. But what you really need to know is that a digital press when compared to offset is focused on smaller sheet feed machines not web machines that have dryers in them. So in the case of smaller sheet feed offset press equipment a digital press's print will dry faster. The definition also does not make much sense to me personally. so I changed it to the current one. Jmr gb (talkcontribs) 15:34, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

I've changed the intro para so that it is closer to what was there before - I think it's more important to start with the physical definition, rather than what it means in marketing terms. Also I trimmed the whole page down quite a lot - for example I felt that all the various examples of types of personalised products probably belonged elsewhere (VDP / POD pages?) rather than here. PubLife (talk) 22:40, 22 September 2008 (UTC)


Added advert tag. This article explains absolutely nothing. No description of the process, or even a reference that this IS a process. Word for word copy of several commercial websites[1] (although it could just be lazy webmasters copying Wikipedia.) (talk) 00:50, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think this sounds like an advertisement at all.

Some parts were helpful, and reflect what I have been told and have learned from working with printers several years. However, I do verify what I read here (and elsewhere) with other sources. Maybe this article had already been improved by the time I read it. Trentluc (talk) 20:56, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree, I don't think it sounds like an advert. Sure, it could be a lot more detailed, but it seems pretty accurate and doesn't name-drop any commercial manufacturers or suppliers of the tech. (talk) 11:21, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

there is certainly a lot more information that can be included. no doubt as the technology expands so will this page.

Latest Developments in digital printing[edit]

The digital printing press can offer significant benefits thanks to ground breaking technology. Smaller toner particles, greater reduction in fuser oil allows digital printing to have a very near offset look and feel. Greater stocks ranges and closer PMS colour matching are achievable. Theopett (talk)