Printing plates and presses are required and are a must for all the other commercial and offset printing methods. On the other hand, digital printing prints are directly sent from the digital file to a laser, an inkjet, or other digital printer types.

Digital printing may be less time consuming and less expensive for doing on demand small print jobs and short runs. It eliminates the plate-making and setting up of presses expenses. It is easier and allows last minute changes to print multiple variations. It is a printing style that is less complicated. The offset printing is of less quality, while the difference is negligible.