There are, essentially, as many different types of digital print media as there are applications for the use of such media in business, advertising, and artistic creations. In general, however, the most common types of such media can be broken down into commercial or artistic uses. Commercial uses include everything from printing banners and signs to printing fliers and brochures, and even more unusual forms of media such as vinyl stickers and images that can be placed on windows, walls, and vehicles. Artistic uses for digital print media are often similar in nature to those for commercial purposes, but can also be used as part of a larger multimedia work.
Digital print media typically refers to images and text created digitally, often using computer software designed to create graphic images, and then printed. While this can refer to bodies of text, it more often refers to images and graphical works. Commercial uses for digital print media are quite varied and commonly used to create advertising materials for numerous applications. Large signs and banners are often created using digital print methods, as software can easily create images and text at large scale, which can then be printed on vinyl, cloth, or similar materials.
Smaller scale advertisements are also frequently made as digital print media, which can include anything from fliers and pamphlets to print advertisements in magazines. The wide range of applications for images and products created as digital print media often benefits from how easily digital images can be changed in scale to utilize a single asset in creating many different products. Many types of materials can also be used for printing digital media, allowing different advertising methods to be used. This often includes the creation of vinyl stickers or clings that can be placed on walls, windows, and vehicles to allow for a wider range of advertising opportunities for a business.
Digital print media can also be used in artistic and less commercial applications as well. A fine artist who works primarily in digital media, for example, can then print out his or her work and create a product that can then be sold or displayed for others. Multimedia work can also incorporate this type of digital print media as part of a larger demonstration. Someone can print out a large image, which is then used as a screen onto which images or videos can be projected, to create a final piece that expands upon the raw components used.