Several techniques can be used for printing objects : pad printing, screen printing, sublimation, offset, ... UV digital printing is one that has many technical advantages and few drawbacks.
Pad printing, screen printing, offset require intermediatel processing steps (production of film, screen, cliché, plate ...) resulting in additional handling and costs that do no exist in UV printing.
Pad printing, screen printing, offset are meant for serial production, not for single part or small series due to the significant cost of screen, cliche... that amortizes on the number of parts. With UV digital printing, no intermediate step is necessary. Printing is direct.
Pad printing, screen printing, ... mainly use inks with solvents that need some time to evaporate. Printed parts cannot be used immediatly. In UV printing, ink is immediately polymerized by a UV LED lamp. Printed products can be used without delay.