There are a wide variety of technologies that are used to print things these days. The biggest industrial printing processes are:
Offset lithography • Flexography • Digital • Gravure • Screen
Over the years different printing techniques have been developed for specific applications, such as:
Flock • letterpress • intaglio • pad • thermography
To determine what is the best process for your job you have to think about the following criteria:
Run length • Deadline • Size • Substrate & Subject • Design • Finishing • Availability • Budget
That is why I use several different printers and take into account all the above criteria to get the best result and price for you.