DG press is specialised in building (hybrid) web offset printing presses, but the majority of our presses are equipped with a hybrid printing configuration. This means that the press is equipped with at least 2 different printing techniques in line.
The three most common ways of printing are rotary, semi-rotary and sheet-fed printing.
Offset printing is the most widely used printing technology in the world. Until the 1990s, offset printing was primarily used for printing absorbent substrates such as newspapers, magazines, brochures, and folding cardboard applications.
Flexo printing is characterised by the use of positive relief flexible plates and liquid inks. The relief plates are polymer-based and must go through an extensive process for imaging, processing, drying, and hardening.
Gravure printing, or Rotogravure printing, is a relief printing technique, characterised by a print form that is a metal cylinder in which the image is engraved. The imaged cylinder rotates in a liquid ink bath.
Hybrid printing refers to the combination of different printing technologies in one printing press.
Unique products with exceptional performance and appearance can be produced by combining the strengths of each of the individual technologies.