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Frances Ind Estate

Wemyss Road

Dysart  KY1 2XZ

Tel: 01592 655993

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Here at Mcgilvray Printers we offer two types of Printing processes, Lithograph and Digital.  Depending on the nature of your print requirements will determine which method would be best suited to your job. Below is an explanation of the two processes

The growth of digital printing technology has brought technical advancements, more options, and exciting new features to today’s commercial printing. It's also brought some confusion. An understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of digital printing and how those compare to traditional offset lithography is critical in making the right choice.

Most Common

Offset lithography is the most common high volume commercial printing technology. In offset printing, the desired print image is burned onto a plate and is then transferred (or offset) from the plate to a rubber blanket, and then to the printing surface. The lithographic process is based on the repulsion of oil and water. The image to be printed gets ink from ink rollers, while the non printing area attracts a film of water, keeping the non printing areas ink-free.

Mechanical Steps Eliminated in Digital Printing

Digital printing eliminates many of the mechanical steps required for conventional printing, including making films and colour proofs, manually stripping the pieces together and making plates.

So … Which is Better

Well, it seems that depends.

Advantages of Digital

Advantages of Offset

Still Not Sure Which is Right?

Use this checklist to help decide:


Use the above checklist to help you decide and if you are still not sure give us a call and our in-house graphic designer will advise you on the best and most cost effective method for your print project.