Digital vs Offset Printing

Digital vs Offset Printing

Have it your way.

Quality. Speed. Consistency. Vibrancy. Compliancy. Price. Choice. 

Whatever’s most important to you and your business – our product range and printing methods allows you to take control of your printing and have it your way.

We’re a full-bottle when it comes to new print technology, which sees us continually keeping up-to-date with the latest printing innovations to ensure that you have access to print capabilities that’ll keep your business powering forward.

With such a variety of customers, we use print methods to complement a range of objectives, deadlines and budgets.

Whether your requirements are simple and straight forward or complex, large-scale commercial projects, our friendly team is willing and able to accommodate a broad spectrum of requests.


So, let's dip into the differences between the print methods.




Recommended for larger print runs.


Recommended for short and medium print runs.




Utilises the individual application of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, along with being able to accommodate Pantone (PMS) and Metallic inks.

Offset printing is the preferred method for when colour accuracy and consistency is critical.


Utilises a mixture of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, and is often referred to as CMYK or Full-Colour Printing.

Digital printing is a great option for projects that require variable artwork, data merging and personalisation.




Longer turn-around times, with more wastage and set-up requirements.


Faster turn-around times, with less wastage and set-up requirements.




In larger volumes, Offset printing is generally more cost-effective and budget-friendly.


In smaller volumes, Digital printing is generally more cost-effective and budget-friendly.


There are a number of practical finishing and decorative options available to draw attention to your printed piece – from spot UV, gloss or matt lamination, MetalFX, aqueous coating to die cutting, debossing, embossing or even foiling.

Discuss finishing options at the design stage of your project with one of our graphic designers who can assist you in making your printed piece look extra special!


When it comes to being able to meet your requests, we tick all the boxes! 

Growing your business does not have to be a daunting task. At Worldwide we specialise in a range of products and services that will make marketing your business a more streamlined process. 

For ideas, advice, or just a friendly chat, speak to our team of design and print experts today.

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