Printing Knowledge Base

Orchid Digitals is primarily a commercial print-for-pay service provider. But over the years, we’ve gathered knowledge about the printing industry in general and printing technology in specific. This section curates blogs for researchers, students in the printing line, entrepreneurs looking to invest in their printing business, and also anyone looking to get their printing related queries answered. Includes how-to videos for specific applications, generalized blogs for tips about buying a printer, introduction to print technologies and other helpful tips.
mimaki UCJV wide format printer using UV inks

10 Tips You Need to Keep in Mind Before You Buy a Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Avoid Major Pitfalls in Buying Commercial Printing Equipment. An Absolute Must Read for Entrepreneurs New to the Print I...

collage of wide format printers using eco solvent latex UV aqueous and solvent inks

Types of Wide Format Inkjet Printers & the Inks They Use

What are wide format inkjet printers? What are the types of inks used for commercial inkjet printing? A must-read essay ...

Design for a science exhibition poster about medicinal plants created by a student from Agharkar Research Institute - ARI

What is Vinyl Printing?

What is Vinyl Printing? An in-depth explanation. Detailed list of the various types of Inkjet Printable Vinyls and the A...

vinyl print lamination machine using hydraulic pressure rollers to paste lamination film on an inkjet printed vinyl

What Is Print Lamination?

What is Vinyl Printing? An in-depth explanation. Detailed list of the various types of Inkjet Printable Vinyls and the A...

collage of solvent eco solvent and UV printers and the inks they use

Difference Between Solvent, Eco-Solvent or UV Prints

Confused between solvent, eco-solvent & UV inks? Read this comparison to help choose the correct wide format print & ink...

Example of how variable data printing is used to personalize certificates. Different names from a database are inserted programmatically in the artwork using VDP software

Variable Data Printing

Learn how variable data printing technology can personalise standard template based designs by pulling in data line name...

collage of paper sheets having different thicknesses textures gsm matt gloss finish etc interspersed with a stationery clips scissors etc.

How to Choose the Right Paper for Your Print Job

Confused between solvent, eco-solvent & UV inks? Read this comparison to help choose the correct wide format print & ink...

White ink printing of graphical designs and icons on the glass frontage of a restaurant

What is White Ink Printing?

See how the new white ink UV printing technology can help you create new types of glass film prints for partitions. A di...

collage of UV printed personalised corporate gifts like a USB drive, tea coasters and rubik's cube

What is UV Flatbed printing?

Essay which explains UV flatbed printing. A new technology in the print industry. See how to print directly on any flat ...

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