Offset printing and digital printing are two different methods of printing images or text on vinyl record covers.
Offset printing is a traditional printing method that uses a printing plate, which is made from a metal or plastic material. The design to be printed is first transferred to the printing plate, and then the plate is used to transfer the ink onto the vinyl record cover. This method is known for producing high-quality prints with accurate color reproduction and fine details.
Digital printing, on the other hand, does not use a printing plate. Instead, the design is printed directly onto the vinyl record cover using a high-resolution digital printer. This method is faster and more flexible than offset printing, as it allows for on-demand printing and the ability to make changes to the design easily. However, the quality of the print may not be as high as offset printing, and some fine details may not be as sharp.
In summary, offset printing is best for high-quality, detailed prints, while digital printing is better for speed and flexibility.