Digital printing is the process of producing digital images on physical surfaces such as paper, photographic paper, film, cloth, and plastic. With this technology, you can print directly without using any intermediate medium, such as a film negative or a platemaker. Not only is this becoming the most popular way to print and photograph, it is also environmentally friendly as it avoids all the chemicals that traditional photography uses.

Digital printing interconnects printers with computers. The first step in digital printing is to format the images on a computer. A wide range of mechanical processes are eliminated with digital printing, including the need to make film and plates.

Digital printing is classified into two main divisions based on the print medium. These divisions are variable images and direct images. Variable images use laser printer, inkjet printer, or digital press to print. In direct imaging, electronic files are used to create film or printing plates. Computer-to-Imagesetter, computer-to-plate (commonly known as digital platemaking), and computer-to-plate-on-press are the various digital imaging techniques.

Digital printing technology has many advantages over traditional printing, including faster response times, cost effectiveness, and accurate proofing. Film making is not necessary in digital printing and you can personalize documents. It is capable of producing high definition images. Digital printing is the fastest and most affordable printing technique for a quantity of 500 copies or less. It is often used in the preparation of cards, multi-page documents, brochures, sales sheets, mailers, brochures, video boxes, and CD packaging.

Author's Bio: 

Photographs are one of the most common treasures that every person possesses. No one can deny that photos are part of life and are very important to each of us, as they take us down memory lane.