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Digital VS Inkjet

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Dsvinyldesign2013, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Dsvinyldesign2013

    Dsvinyldesign2013 New Member

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    What are the differences or pros and cons of inkjet vs digital printing?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    um inkjet IS digital printing...
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Think you're gonna have to be a little more specific....... :wink:
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Inkjet is a form of digital printing. So is thermal resin, dye sublimation and others that don't utilize an inkjet to apply the image.

    Inkjet can be categorized as solvent, ecosolvent, UV cured, latex, aqueous and others.
     
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Is this a trick question?
     
  6. Dsvinyldesign2013

    Dsvinyldesign2013 New Member

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    My bad I was meaning thermal transfer. I'm doing research trying to find out what type of print technology would be best for my small shop. I'm not doing high volumes it's mostly corrugated plastic signs, banners and decals.My budget is about 10,000 and this would be my first printer.
     
  7. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Well thermal transefer would not be the way to go if your printing banners
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Making comparisons with things you aren't very familiar with isn't gonna get you too far. You'll be just as confused as when you started.

    I would suggest for whatever printing needs you might have..... find a shop near you or one of the Merchant Members here and see if they can fulfill your orders. After doing that and learning the tricks of the trade with software and what looks good on one printer vs. someone else's printer, then you could start looking around for your own.

    Get some real experience under your belt before you do something foolish with 10 grand.
     
  9. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    $10,000? That is funny... A laminator will be $3k, printer $17k and up....then all the media you will need.
     
  10. Dsvinyldesign2013

    Dsvinyldesign2013 New Member

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    thanks to everyone who took their time attention and consideration to comment on this post the information that i received here is priceless.Got alot of work to do.
     
  11. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    I have to agree with Gino and others, $10k isn't much of a budget. Put that $10k into advertising and marketing your services, including digital printing, and build your business up to the point that you can afford AND justify good equipment that won't strand you. And in the mean time, outsource your printing.

    Don't fall into the trap of thinking that having "X" equipment will bring you work. Invest in building your business and the work will come, and then invest in the equipment. Buying equipment thinking it will grow your business will have the opposite effect. $10k invested in good marketing will transform your business and do wonders, $10k invested in used or sub-par equipment will do nothing for you.
     
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