Digital Printing

Digital printing has so many advantages that will help your business make huge savings when it comes to print runs. At Spiral Colour we operate two presses dedicated to digital printing. The operators have years of valuable expertise that can help you when you need it most. Most of you will perceive digital print as being the cheapest way to get a short run job completed, but there are many more advantages.

Obviously, Digital is a great way to do small quantities for a great price. Digital also allows us to offer variable data printing for images, names, colours, print on demand and so much more.

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Digital Printing – how does it work?

We are capable of offering variable data printing in anything from brochures, flyers, posters, books and whatever else you may need. Even more astounding is that we can offer this at a speed of 1400 sheets an hour in full colour and black and white printing at 3200 sheets an hour on SRA3, double sided.

The digital press prints by writing an image to a digital plate using a full four colour process. The press starts with yellow, but then erases this to write the magenta, then doing the same for black and cyan. Each time, the image colour is transferred to the digital plate before it is wiped off for the next and then the completed sheet is fed into the tray. The fast printing and erasing process per sheet means that one sheet of paper can totally different content to the next sheet (variable data printing) because it simply copies and transfers what comes from the digitally stored artwork, even if the artwork has multiple pages.

Why would you use digital printing?

There are many reasons and they all depend your needs. Our Sales Team will quote for the best press to meet your needs but will be mindful of costs and individual job needs. We understand that every job is different and will offer a bespoke quote giving you all the information you need to make a decision.

Sometimes our customers need to order small quantities regularly – items such as business cards, flyers and hangers for doors/car par passes. For these jobs , we use our digital printing facilities, but also store the artwork so you can request that we print the job again as soon as possible!

We are happy to help you with your digital printing needs. Our offices are open from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. Just give us a call on 01625 435130 and our friendly staff will be happy to help. If you are local to our office we can even arrange you to visit us to discuss your needs face to face. If you’d prefer to email us you can reach us at We look forward to working with you on your next digital print project!