Digital print refers to a process of directly printing onto a substrate from a digital resource. The process deposits ink droplets of various colors in a continuous jet or pulse that combine to create the desired colors for a given design. With advancements in ink compositions and printer delivery methods digital printing is used on a wide array of materials, including three-dimensional parts. Unlike traditional rotary or screen printing, digital printing can create a virtually unlimited amount of color, and image size is not limited to specific repeats. With short turn-around times for printing, it is the preferred printing method for on-demand printing. Compared to rotary printing, the speed of digital printing—especially high-resolution printing—is lower.
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