You may be completely unfamiliar with the current techniques used for CD printing Sydney, and if you are, then this article will be useful for you. Offset printing is based on the scientific fact that oil and water do not mix. It is a very common printing technique where the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and then on to the final printing surface. From this you can see where the name “offset” comes from, this being the act of it being transferred from one place to another.

Offset printing is a longer and often somewhat more expensive process. However, it also produces very accurate prints that being run through different rollers under different colours creates a consistently, high quality product. The offset technique employs a flat image carrier on which the image to be printed gets its ink from the ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based solution, keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.

A digital CD printing Sydney machine uses a similar printing method to your standard desktop inkjet printer. In fact, many modern home printers come with a CD tray that allows you to load an inkjet printable CD into it and run it through the same printing heads that would normally print onto paper. A professional digital CD printer is more of a dedicated machine that is set up to print only onto CDs and has an automated loading and unloading system for the discs. Inkjet printing produces photo-realistic graphics with brilliant colour intensity. Its versatility makes it a good choice for large format display graphics. Inkjet printers use CMYK inks to produce full colour and can print onto a wide range of media so this process is suitable for both indoor use and outdoor use.

This system means that the machine can print up to 200 CDs unattended and, as printing with these machines tends to be quite slow, they can be left to print whilst others aspects of the project are attended to. There are also no fixed set up costs with digital CD printing Sydney which is great if you only need 50 discs. Here are some digital CD printing Sydney advantages;

  • CD Printing Sydney can be done on many different substrates
  • Waterproof and fade resistant inks can be used
  • Suitable for printing materials for interior or outdoor use
  • Any size can be printed including large format and extra wide format