Digital Printing/Quick Copy typically refers to any type of print reproduction method that utilizes electronic files to produce a printed piece from liquid and dry ink or toner.
Electronic printing means that each copy produced is a first-generation original equal to, or better than, what the customer would have sent to IDS as artwork and is more convenient than delivering originals.
IDS Digital Printing is the fastest, most convenient, and economical method of duplicating between 500 or more printed copies of your black or color documents. IDS is very competitive with the private sector, and has demonstrated a savings of 50% or more in many digital instances. For information on current pricing, click here.
Commercial Printing - IDS has an extensive roster of commercial printing resources to meet virtually any printing need. IDS leverages volume-based buying to secure the best possible value for the customer base. When determining if services will meet the customer’s needs, IDS will evaluate specific projects and determine if the needs can be met with IDS partners, or if a customer may be able to procure services at a better price via the competitive bidding process.
Variable Data Printing (VDP) is a form of digital printing, including on-demand printing, in which elements such as text, graphics, and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next without hindering the printing process, and using information from a database or external file. For example, a set of personalized letters, each with the same basic layout, can be printed with a different name and address on each letter.
This process has increased efficiency, volumes, and reduced costs. With the business model Print to Post, data files are prepared, than sent to the digital printers. Once printed, the materials move to the mail inserters and sorter, then dispatched to the USPS® General Mail Facility.