Graphic Design: Website Designing Vs. Print Designing

Many people think website designing and print designing are the same; they actually have fundamental differences. Both types of designing come under the umbrella of graphic design, yet there are some fundamental differences.

Print designing revolves around designing that will be printed and become a part of a physical product that you can touch. The printed products can be labels, flyers, brochures, posters, business cards, greeting cards, t-shirts, stickers etc. So, the designers face certain limitations when they are making the designs, like the dimensions or fonts of the final print, or the product on which it will be printed.

Graphic Design: Website Designing Vs. Print Designing

Comparatively, web designing is all about website making and the overall picture of a web page. The user interface should be simple, convenient, and engaging for the users.

Web and print designing also differ in the way consumers can use them. A printed design relates with the user on the physical level, it is usually static and non-interactive compared to the web design, which gives the user further options to explore. The printed design can have features like embossing, foil designs, or luxe paper, which appeal to the user’s sense of touch. Web designs arouse and appeal to the visual and auditory senses of the consumer.

An important point is that print designs need to be accurate and defined. When it finally comes down to printing, minor errors lead to repeated printing, and since printing uses resources, this can make the budget go awry. Whereas web designing is digital and, thus, has no such limitations, because every time you don’t like something, it can be edited and previewed a thousand times before the final design is uploaded. And even after it is uploaded, you can take it down and re-edit it.

No matter which platform you use, a digital and a print design experience can be a great addition to your business!


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