Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Stock considerations, part of Print Production Essentials: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…When you're designing a project that's going to…be printed on a digital device, you have to…take into consideration the size and the kind…of stock that is available for that particular device.…For example, if you are going to create a job that's…going to print on a digital press, there are some limitations.…Digital presses predominately use cut-sheet stock.…And that means you're limited to a size around, oh, 23" by 14".…Now that's probably going to change over time.…But that's what we're restricted to currently.…Although, that gives you room to print two eight and a half by 11…pages side by side, but it might mean that you couldn't print a large poster.…
And for that, you'd want to go to an ink jet device.…Now, the media has to be certified for that…particular press, but that's not as limiting as it sounds.…Many stocks are certified for digital presses,…and most of the stocks are eco-friendly.…They're Forestry Stewardship Council certified.…And even plastic substrates are certified for many presses.…Now the world kind of open ups if you have…
- What constitutes "digital printing"?
- Printing short runs
- Working with digital color and large-format output
- Using InDesign's Data Merge feature to format variable data
- Printing on ceramics, metal, and wood