Sheet Vs Roll Printing Services
Sheet Printing Process
Sheet To Sheet Printing refers to when precut sheets are loaded into the feeder of the printing press and fed through the press one sheet at a time. Precut sheets are purchased directly from a paper supplier in stock sizes that are determined by the paper mill or manufacturer. Often times there is more waste associated with sheet to sheet printing, which drives up costs.
Roll To Sheet Printing
Roll To Sheet Printing is when the paper starts into the feeder end of the press on a continuous web roll and is cut to length just before it gets to the printing units on the press. Once the sheet is cut to length it continues through the press as an individual sheet. A web press cuts the sheet after it is through the printing units of the press.
Variable Cut Off Printing
Variable cut off allows the sheet to be cut from the roll to the desired length to fit each particular project. The advantages of roll sheeters with variable cut-off are:allows the sheet to be cut from the roll to the desired length to fit each particular project. The advantages of roll sheeters with variable cut-off are:
- Cost Savings of 15% to 40% by buying roll stock instead of sheets and combining the advantage of adjusting the length of the cut-off to the project at hand. Also the paper is sheeted off the roll at the same time as it is printed vs. off-line sheeting at the paper mill or converter which adds cost.
- Quality is improved with smooth cuts and less paper dust resulting in fewer unsightly printing blemishes associated with some mill cut sheets.
- Versatility with variable cut-off sizes. The digital variable cut-off can accommodate a wide range of products and sizes while minimizing waste.
Printing Process Suited For You
Our experienced printing sales representatives are available to help you. They will explain the paper and size choices that are best suited to the end use of your project while keeping it on time and on budget.