Digital Printing

Digital printing is what happens when you combine a high-tech, high-speed copying machine to computer-driven bindery equipment. The printer stores separate digital files for your book’s cover and interior text. These files are then imaged using toner, rather than ink. It’s analogous to how a high-end copier works, though on a larger scale.

The printed pages are then combined with a color-imaged cover. The whole book is bound together (almost always with glue) and trimmed to the appropriate size. Some digital printing equipment can produce an entire book, color cover and all, in just seven minutes.

It’s been the biggest change in printing technology since the introduction of offset printing, and it is a fast-growing sector of the industry. That being said, digital printing is not for everyone. If you are printing a large volume of books, we recommend using offset printing whenever possible.

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