Any type of print reproduction method that utilizes electronic files to produce a printed piece from spots and dots of ink, toner, or dye. Applying it to the print workflow has eliminated most of the manual steps involved with conventional print processes.
Digital printing technology can be divided into two main classifications: Variable Imaging and Direct Imaging. Variable imaging, also known as Computer-to-Print, is a totally digital workflow, including the design process, prepress functions, and print output. Direct imaging uses electronic files to create films or plates for conventional printing methods such as offset lithography.