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Digital and Offset Printing – Which is Better?

DW Blog
April 30th, 2019

You must have heard of the terms digital and offset printing, but don’t know which type is best suited for your requirements! Rest assured, this is a common dilemma faced by many, as they don’t have a clearer insight regarding the differences of the two techniques.

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What is Offset Printing?

Plates made of aluminum are used to transfer an image onto a rubber blanket, which is then rolled onto a sheet of paper. The ink isn’t transferred directly, but color reproduction is excellent. Offset presses can run competently once they are set up, so more quantities can be printed if needed.

  • Printing in large quantities is much more cost-effective – in fact, the more you print, the lower is the “price per piece”.
  • You can use several paper types, along with custom finishes of your choice.
  • If you want to include special custom inks such as metallic and Pantone colors, that is possible too.
  • Crisp color fidelity, while detailing is fantastic – this is premium quality printing with a clean, professional look.

What is Digital Printing?

This method doesn’t involve plates, but uses toner or liquid ink. This option works well when lower quantities are needed – say, 25 greeting cards or 120 pamphlets.  It has variable data capability, so when each piece needs a unique code, name or address, digital is the best option. Unfortunately, offset printing can’t be tweaked to perform this functionality.

  • Installation costs are lower for short runs.
  • You can print only the amount as and when needed.
  • Minimum quantities are actually lower.
  • Black and white digital printing costs less.
  • Data capability is variable.
  • The quality is exceptional due to the advent of cutting-edge technology.

Which type of printing is best for your project?
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Both methods are great, but the requirements have to be taken into account. For instance, if you need higher volume printing that goes up to hundreds or thousands, or you have to use specific, brand-centric Pantone color, it is best to go for offset printing that is economical at 1000+ identical copies. As mentioned, specialty ink and custom papers can be utilized too. If you need short run printing of less than 100 or up to 500 copies (begins at one single copy), or individual addresses or information, then digital is a more lucrative solution.

If you are confused about which printing method to choose, please go ahead and seek professional advice.


Web Designer and Web Developer – What is the Difference?

DW Blog
April 9th, 2019

Even though the term web designer and developer are used interchangeably, because both assist in building websites, their areas of involvement are different. Developers focus on code structure using complex languages, while designers concentrate on structuring the site in a more visually creative manner.

What is a web designer?
To put it in a nutshell, the job of web designers is to make the site look interesting to users via compelling images, videos, animation, etc. Code like HTML and CSS are used to create designs. There are various types of designers:
laptop-designer-table• User Experience (UX) – Using research into user’s demographics and website needs, along with prototype testing and site restructuring, these designers keep visitors engaged.
• User Interface (UI) – They work on improving how users interact with website interface. They make the site more enjoyable and convenient to navigate.
• Visual – This is a blend of UX and UI creative and coding skills are used, while design issues are resolved as well. They define the uniqueness of a brand.

What is web developer?

A web developer works on the framework of a website by using software like Javascript and JQuery – it is just like building a foundation. There are categories of developers such as:
• Back-end – It involves designing core structure with complex software languages like Java, SQL and C#. Coding is done on web servers and databases, not on the browser. Bugs are fixed by them as well.
• Front-end – These designers use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for client-side development. They work on things the user can see like client lead forms.
• Full stack – They are involved across multiple stacks including both front and back end. Their expertise includes all areas of web development.

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Do you need a web designer or a web developer?

The answer depends on what kind of website related work you have to get done. For instance, designing a new homepage layout or editing videos and photos is the job of a web designer, while building new contract forms or creating mobile apps is when you require web developers.
But if you are creating a website from ground zero, you need to hire a designer and developer. The latter creates a solid platform for further growth in future, while the former makes it more aesthetically appealing for users so they visit the website and spend significant time on it. It is advisable to approach an agency that offers services of both designers and developers.


What is the difference between RGB and CMYK?

DW Blog
September 27th, 2018

Color plays an important role in everyday life. It can affect your mood, your impression of a brand, and even influence your buying choices. Getting the color right in your designs is crucial if you want

There are two major color systems in the digital and print design industries: the RGB color system and the CMYK color system

RGB-vs-CMYK (1)

 

In short:
RGB = Red, Green and Blue. Use for digital designs.
CMYK = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key. Use for anything printed.

 

 

Did you realised that the photos you took from your photo after develop it out the colours and result is not what you looking at? Here is another example to show you the difference.

RGB-vs-CMYK (2)

If you take your work to a dedicated graphics printer for things like postcards, brochures, etc., they may ask for the image in CMYK. This is because it is the format that they have always worked with. CMYK, also known as four-color printing, dates back to the days of color printing and processing before digital technology was even imagined.

After having some basic knowledge from the above short explanation, Next time round if you send the file to your printer, work with them and do a test print (a proof) to make sure that the color is what you expect. Again, they want the customer to be happy and will be glad to walk you through the process.


Web Summit – Year 2018

DW Blog
July 24th, 2018

The Largest Tech Conference in the World this November will be held in Altice Arena, Lisbon.

“Is a Event that bring the best technology conference on the planet”. Web Summit brings Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking startups and world-class speakers to Lisbon.

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To find out more about the 2018 Web Summit, you may like to visit : https://websummit.com/


Lunar New Year Closure 2018

DW Blog
February 14th, 2018

Dear Clients and Business Associates,

Please be informed that our office will be closed from 15th February 2018 (Thur) to 19th February 2018 (Mon) and business will resume again on 20th February 2018 (Tues).

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your staff a smooth-sailing and prosperous year ahead in the Year of the Dog!

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Passion, Perservance, Persistent (PPP)

Felicia Tan
August 5th, 2016

How did you get into your current job? Because of the certificate or degree that you graduated in, or because someone refers you the job? Is it the job that you wanted, the dream job you wish to have? I always imagine myself to be in this industry but I can’t really tell why. Until lately, I found the name card box that I kept many years back, it contained the name card that I used to have way back in my secondary school days till the early days when I first started work.

I realise that back in those days, this is really what I like, what light me up. So despite after being in the industry since 2000. I haven’t regret it since and though there is ups and downs, it still continue to bright me up when a happy client thanks and appreciate us for what we do. So are you doing what you like on a daily basis? The things that light you up? Something for a thought on a friday…

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Instructions – Roll Up Banner

DW Blog
March 25th, 2015

Some simple steps to setup the roll up banner if you are doing it for the first time.
1. Assemble extension rod.
2. Insert extension rod into base of roll up banner.
3. Lift the hook revealing the banner.
4. Insert the hook into the top of the extension rod.
5. Turn both the base stabiliser 90 degrees.

Instructions - Roll Up Banner

Download the JPG here:
http://blog.designworkz.com.sg/wp-content/themes/default/images/Instru-Roll-Up-Banner.jpg


Lunar New Year Closure 2015

Felicia Tan
February 11th, 2015

Dear Clients and Business Associates,

Please be informed that our office will be closed from 17th February 2015 (Tues) to 22nd February 2015 (Sun) and business will resume again on 23rd February 2015 (Mon).

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your staff a smooth-sailing and prosperous year ahead in the Year of the Goat!

CNY Closure

Design Workz Web Relaunch!!

DW Blog
October 27th, 2014

Design Workz would like to welcome all of you to our new Web Re-Launch. A new fresher look and feel that is incorporated with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to keep up with the technology. Handheld devices have come a long way in a short period of time. Handphones and PDAs are now rolled into one to become Smartphones with countless features than we can imagine. The affordability and explosive introduction of such devices in various sizes, Design Workz added Responsive Website to enhance the viewing experience and trend. It is easy to read and navigate minimising the hassle of resizing, panning and scrolling.

This re-launch offer our customers greater pleasure of going through our website. To our potential customers, our website offer clear, simple and easy to understand information. Our website can guide you through giving you the confidence to know more about our services.

One thing that remains consistent is our dedication and commitment. We continue to meet our customers’ expectations if not more and our highest quality services.

Design Workz

http://www.designworkz.com.sg/


Lunar New Year Closure 2011

Felicia Tan
January 31st, 2011

Dear Clients and Business Associates,

Please be informed that our office will be closed from 2nd February 2011 (Wed) to 6th February 2011 (Sun). Business will resume on 7th February 2011, Monday.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone
a healthy and prosperous year ahead!

Happy Lunar New Year!