Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large format and/or high volume laser or inkjet printers.
In many of the processes the ink or toner does not permeate the substrate, as does conventional ink, but forms a thin layer on the surface that may be additionally adhered to the substrate by using a fuser fluid with heat process (toner) or UV curing process (ink).
No Pantone Matching System color; there are intrepreted by CMYK ink.
The characteristics of the imprint depend on the printer’s performances but it is suggested:
• Trade mark TM or Registration mark ® must be greater than 1 mm height;
• Texts in positive must be greater than 1.2 mm height;
• Texts in negative must be greater than 1.5 mm height;
• The line thickness in positive must be great er than 0.08 mm;
• The line thickness in negative must be greater than 0.17 mm;
• The gradient line thickness must be at least 0.5 pt (0.17 mm).
• The minimum of gradients must be C:8% / M:8% / Y:12% / K:8%.