One of the great advantages of direct digital printing is that it delivers solid economic and environmental improvements over conventional printing methods. With direct digital production, costs are the same per copy for one print as they are for a million. With direct digital output there are no interim processes between the data and the physical prints, which saves production consumables and energy.
Before Xeikon and Indigo introduced their digital colour presses in 1993, print required complex prepress to produce a printing forme for the press. Most printers still imaged to film which was then placed in a printing down frame to expose a printing plate.
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