Litho printing (press Printing) is a complex printing process that takes experience and craftsmanship. Once artwork has been completed by the client, we take the image and then it is outputted into four plate machine. There are four plates that have to be made (to make a full color poster). Each drum will give a percentage of the ink it needs to make a full color image. The print process can be executed within hours. A 5,000 poster print job that is 18 by 24 can be printed,cut, and boxed in one to two days. If you use the same print quantity using a digital machine, it will take you seven working days, and will cost literally ten times more then using a printing press. A digital printer is like your home printer (but ten times bigger) that uses a printer head that goes sided by side. So if it takes four seconds to print a legal document, just imagine how long a big poster will take.