Variable Digital Print vs. Offset Print & Ink Jet address

Digital printing–full color is best for short run, i.e. smaller quantity print projects

Adding Variable –personalized or unique for each piece has been a hotbed of print sales recently

But the costs have to be considered…

–My client had a series of 3 cards that he wanted to send to the same list of people:  3 Lots 1000 each

So should I have the cards printed and addressed at the same time–Variable data, digital print–Cost:  $384/card x 3 = $1152

or print 3 lots of cards; then ink jet each card with the addresses–Cost:  $540 print for all 3 cards + $375 for mail prep = $915

Postage –the same for either option