+44 (0)1924 917 245

  • Name*
  • Email*
    Email required!
  • Tel
    Invalid Input
  • Comments
    Invalid Input

  • Re-type the code!
  • I would like to receive news and updates from Hague Print
    Invalid Input


    09 Oct 2018

    Offset print or digital: Which gives you a better quality print?

    It’s soon to be one of the most asked questions in the print industry: is offset printing better quality that digital printing? When it comes to choosing offset print or digital for your printed business materials, which provides a better quality finish?

    First off, the answer is not as simple as you might hope. There are differences between the two types of printing and it really depends on what you require from your printed items.

    Offset printing is the older of the two, a technique that has been around for over a century and which for decades has been used to print all types of materials from brochures and flyers to business cards and direct mail. It works by transferring an inked image from etched metal plates to a rubber blanket and then onto the printing surface.

    While digital is growing in popularity, offset printing is still considered the higher quality option. It also allows you to print larger sheets as well as many more pieces faster than digital printing presses.

    Digital printing on the other hand, refers to methods of printing a digital-based image directly onto a range of different media. It is used for smaller-run jobs and instead of stamping an image as is the process in offset printing, the image is recreated by being drawn out with very small dots. Known as DPI, or ‘dots per inch’, this describes the resolution of the print. So therefore the more dots per inch, the clearer and more detailed the image.

    At the end of the day, whether offset print or digital is better really comes down to what is right for you. If you are looking for unbeatable image quality, better colour fidelity, the ability to print on nearly any material and a lower cost for a higher volume of printed items, then it’s most likely that offset printing is the superior option for your requirements.

    However, if you’re after a lower volume with a faster turnaround then digital might be better suited. Just bear in mind that both offer many benefits, you just need to know which is preferable for your project.

    If you’re still unsure, Hague can help you to decide. Our experienced team has over thirty years of experience in the print industry and can offer expert advice on the advantages of both methods.

    Just fill in our online enquiry form and a member of Hague’s consultation team will get in touch. We can organise a consultation free of charge where we can talk you through your options.


    HaguePrintUK Good morning FABbers! And the winner of Hague’s competition is... John Clark of 1st4sport! Congratulations! Please… https://t.co/uNaMpL8XCx
    HaguePrintUK We are delighted to be featured in the @yorkshirepost online... check it out https://t.co/2Yj7lwumpT
    HaguePrintUK Check out this article we have been featured in on the @TBDEastMidlands #print #hagueprint #printmanagement #venture https://t.co/7UivDbpyid
    HaguePrintUK Enter our competition to win the latest amazon echo dot - it only came out this week! #FAB_2018 #LoveAOs #LoveQuals https://t.co/RsERiZAKmG
    HaguePrintUK Good afternoon FAB delegates! Hague have chocolate if you need a pick-me-up!! #FAB_2018 #LoveAOs #LoveQuals
    HaguePrintUK Today we are at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) awards, exhibiting secure infilling and fulfilment service… https://t.co/O88yTIHM6Y
    HaguePrintUK RT @insideryorks: .@HaguePrintUK acquires £6m-turnover print management company https://t.co/uprhjZAluq https://t.co/DG8mtf0HDS
    HaguePrintUK Here at Hague we are pleased to announce the acquisition of thriving print management company Venture, read more ab… https://t.co/OSEmJSch2L
    HaguePrintUK If your business accepts #chequepayments, ensure that you're protected from #fraud https://t.co/BID6iIvhen https://t.co/BTrcJESSXQ
    HaguePrintUK Identify the right blend of cost effectiveness and quality for your printing needs: https://t.co/YlzdhMLZFOhttps://t.co/p9SVMa24lE
    HaguePrintUK #ChequeImaging sees a rise in cheques as a #paymentmethod. Protect your business from #ChequeFraud with these simpl… https://t.co/NNmdNi08B5
    HaguePrintUK Join the crowd at @GITEXTechWeek as we have a busy second day, with lots of interest from potential partners and at… https://t.co/1Hw7fZsv3F
    HaguePrintUK @GITEXTechWeek has kicked off and we are proud to be exhibiting along with some of the leading global technology co… https://t.co/NbG79g0bXi
    HaguePrintUK From reduced energy consumption, to sustainable printing, reduce your #carbonfootprint: https://t.co/c4BxVdFK4yhttps://t.co/FnVyBdFM1N
    HaguePrintUK The difference between offset print & digital print: https://t.co/YlzdhN3Axm #OffsetPrint #DigitalPrint #Digital #Print #Printing
    HaguePrintUK Lower volume, faster turnaround print job? #DigitalPrinting might be your best option: https://t.co/YlzdhMLZFO #Digital #Print #Printing

    Hague supplies the most comprehensive range of brand protection and secure printing solutions available in the market today

    The Latest