Unit 305 – AC 2.1 2.2 – advantages/disadvantages of print



Can produce lots of products in a small amount of time

High quality images on a range of stocks

can print both sides of a stock

Colour variation due to water and ink mixture

paper can stretch due to dampening



Consistent colour

High speed

Ink dries on evaporation

Good results on cheap stocks

High cost of printing plates and cylinder making

Only good for long runs



Economical for short runs

Stencils are easy to produce

Can print on any material

Difficult to achieve fine detail

Low output

Long drying time


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