Tips for Printing with digital Paper
- Ted Nielsen
15 Although digital sheets are more expensive than standard sheets, think about digital paper in terms of the quantity typically used in digital jobs, guaranteed performance and price. For example, an average digital job might total 5,000 sheets (143.8 lbs.) of 80-lb., 81⁄2˝ x 11˝ gloss cover. One option could be to select a non-guaranteed digital sheet (for instance, a folio product cut to 81⁄2˝ x 11˝ or a non-digital import). However, using a sheet already produced in sizes and quantities desirable for digital printers, and manufactured to meet the demand of digital print technologies, will provide a better sheet with a minimal cost increase. The difference in price may not be significant when you consider the guaranteed performance, possible damage caused to the machine should the substrate not perform properly, and the time, energy, waste and efficiencies saved in cutting and trimming larger sized sheets.
- Kris Morrow
Compiled by Heather Minauro, PrintMedia Group editorial assistant.