Starting a Small Digital Print Business


Digital printing is fast becoming the first step for printers wannabe including me. Every one needs printing services. It all boils down to, to whom you want to market your products and services.

If you opt to buy the printers, ask the seller of if they offer free instructions and training on how to do operations and simple maintenance of the printers. Buying brand new is like you are also buying the new technology and the lifetime warranty so it will cost much more but sometimes renting printing equipments can be the preferred choice, where it will only cost you to pay for the consumables. Check the specifications of the printers, how large and how wide they can print, what types of paper they can print on, and compare. Always get the best bargain. Most of the time you have to ask for the best offer.

The Multi Functional Printers or Digital Press can make your personalized business cards, invitations, flyers, tshirts, photo books, etc. You might want to consider the Risograph as well for printing manuals, office forms, post cards, flyers for election campaigns or anything that require spot color prints.

Three Essentials to Look for in Printing Companies

When you’re assessing printing companies for your business needs, the first thing you’re likely to look at is price – but what about the second, or even the third thing? Every business owner knows that price isn’t the most important factor in any quote, even when you’re on a tight budget. A competitive quote is certainly needed, but the quote isn’t always the best way to tell which of the printing companies on offer….

Difference Of LED Printers From Laser Printers

Conventional LED and Laser printers both function based on the same principles of electro photography. So how are they different? The answer lies in the image writing process:

LED Print Technology

A LED printer is a type of computer printer similar to the laser printer. LED technology uses a light emitting diode array as a light source in the print head. The LED bar pulse-flashes across the entire page width and creates the image on the print drum or belt as it moves past.

LED printers like OKI C5300 are more efficient and reliable than conventional laser printers. This is because they have fewer moving parts, allowing for less mechanical wear.

Depending on its design, LED printers would have faster print rates than some laser-based designs. They are also generally cheaper to manufacture than laser printers.

In contrast to LED printers, laser printers have to rely on elaborate combinations of rotating mirrors and lenses that must remain in alignment throughout their use. The laser component scans from one end of a line to another. The laser then begins on the next line in a much more cumbersome way than with a LED print head which has no moving parts.

Advantages of LED Printers Over Laser Printers

LED printers like OKI 5300 can produce superior image quality.

This is because of more accurate drum illumination. The Digital LED source consists of thousands of individual solid state Digital LED light sources that shine directly through focusing lenses onto the drum surface. The array stretches right across the drum thereby eliminating any possible parallax errors or timing errors.

Superior print quality through smaller dot size. Laser heads can produce dot sizes of 60m whereas LED printers like the OKI C5300 can produce dots as small as 34m. This allows the printer to provide better detail to printouts hence, higher quality output.

Superior Reliability. The Digital LED light source has no moving parts and therefore ultimately more reliable. This allows higher print speeds at higher resolutions than traditional laser light source.

Superior Speed. LED printer technology enables a printer to work faster and therefore operate at higher speed printers, at higher resolutions.