Media Considerations for Digital Print

By Mary Schilling / Published:

Mary Schilling will be presenting on Media Considerations for Digital Print as part of the 2-day Brand United, Digital Printing for Professionals. The session will be delivered in Dallas on Thursday October 24 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the 2019 Printing United event. See the full session description below.

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Session Overview

When we reference “Digital Print”, it refers to both toner and inkjet technology. Each technology is used by itself and in combination for cross platform print campaigns, but did you know each has specific differences in media requirements? It’s not just about choosing media based on grade, texture, whiteness, brightness or shade best suited for the project, but understanding the compatibility and availability paper has to each technology. Differences can impact your media choices as well as printed color and image quality. This program is key for any print providers and design agencies integrating digital print campaigns requiring similar appearance across devices. Attendees will learn about media differences for each technology and critical points to consider when researching and specifying media for each technology.

Overview of toner and inkjet differences from a media compatibility angle:

  • Why are media settings different
  • Media considerations
  • Media considerations when designing for cross platform campaigns.
  • Films and poly
  • Textured papers
  • Colored papers
  • Coated papers
  • Whiteness, brightness, shade, OBA’s in media
  • Differences create color shift
  • Aiming for common printed look
  • Discuss communication/documentation needed to work with your printer on single or cross platform campaigns

The session will be followed by a panel discussion. To attend for free as a guest of Inkjet Insight, use the code designvip.

About the Author

Mary Schilling


Mary Schilling writes about technical inkjet industry articles, provides RIP and workflow training, manages print quality analysis evaluation, ink management and color management for OEM’s and end users for pre and post machine installs. Mary Schilling consults with paper mills, fluid and inkjet machinery suppliers on how to improve color and print quality for high speed and industrial inkjet involving paper, plastics, metal, fabric and glass with UV and aqueous inkjet fluids. This experience led her to receive Innovator of the Year awards from the Flexographic Technical Association and from Xplor International for her efforts in closing the gap between inkjet printing for document, and digital corrugated packaging. She is the owner of Schilling Inkjet Consulting, Published Author and Certified ColorGate Color Trainer and Distributor. Her latest published works can be found

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