Hybrid printing: nothing new for DG press
Hybrid printing is a hot issue in the media: more and more articles, blogs and other publications about hybrid printing can be read. Many companies see this way of printing as something new, but at DG press we have been busy with hybrid printing since the development of the Gazelle web offset press in the 1980s and the Vision machine in the 1990s. We know the benefits of hybrid printing like no other.
Modular web offset press
The Vision was one of the first hybrid web offset presses in history and has been constantly adapted to all developments in web offset printing. The latest version of the Vision machine is full of modern technology and meets all print industry demands. The modular design makes virtually any combination of modules possible, making it suitable for a wide variety of products.
Why hybrid printing?
There is an increasing demand for a shorter time-to-market and, moreover, print jobs are becoming smaller. Hybrid printing combines the best of all printing techniques in one machine. Hybrid printing saves costs in, for example, prepress time and the complete printing job can be done with just one machine!
Machine configuration can be easily changed or expanded with additional modules for die cutting, punching, mechanical and digital numbering, sheeting, etc. The “plug and print” modularity includes options to add flexographic, gravure, digital and silk screen printing stations to the web offset press. Protection against obsolescence and market shifts is one of the built-in benefits of the Vision press.
Suitable for many markets
One of the markets for which hybrid printing is highly suitable is the printing of labels. Due to the strong combination of offset and digital printing in just one machine, very high quality labels can be produced quickly. In shorter print runs different types of labels can be produced. Furthermore, hybrid printing is also very suitable for flexible packages and security printing.