Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Types of digital printing devices, part of Print Production: Digital and Variable Data Printing.
…Generally speaking, digital printing devices fall into two categories.…Digital presses and ink jet devices.…Let's take a look at digital presses first.…One popular series is the Xerox iGen series.…Now, there are other Xerox printers that are devoted to high speed black…and white output, but here, we're going to…concentrate on their high-end color output device.…The iGen is capable of very high quality output.…It's a toner-based press, it's very high speed, 100 pages per minute or so.…
And the current version is capable of resolution of 4800 by 600 dpi, and…that makes it capable of printing up to 300 line screen, very nice quality work.…The media is limited in all of these digital presses.…For the iGen, currently it's a little over 14 inches by 22.5 inches.…But that's enough for a tabloid size page.…There's some support for special-mix spot colors.…But you're going to find on all of…the digital presses, you're not going to have as…wide a variety of pantone colors, for example,…as you would have available for offset printing.…
- 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