Analysis on the technology development trend of th

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Analysis on the development trend of global printing technology

content abstract] the printing industry has been changing for many years, which has led to the development of the market and new digital technology. In the field of publishing and printing, digital technology has been used to improve production efficiency for many years. In the field of printing, it is mainly reflected in prepress. However, a recent trend is that digital technology is more applied to printing equipment. In the process of printing, publishers, advertisers and all links communicate in the form of digital forms, so as to realize the full digital process. This has brought a new printing market and Technological Development in the field of digital printing, and also promoted the automation of the traditional prepress process. One of the latest changes shown in the recent drupa exhibition is how to apply digital prepress workflow directly to printing and post printing operations, which can also be traced back to business orders and management systems. All these rely on JDF to complete the communication between different systems

on the one hand, this report will explore the reasons for these changes, on the other hand, it will also introduce the relevant main technologies, products and developments. At the same time, it will also discuss the impact of the wide application of electronic forms and the increasing development of Internet on the internal industrial chain and business model of the printing and publishing industry

in the past few years, the global printing industry has experienced a serious recession, which is not only due to the decline of the global economy, but also related to the fact that the means of information dissemination no longer rely solely on paper information. At the same time, the competition among printing enterprises has intensified, and prices have been lowered one after another. Users have also taken the opportunity to lower prices and request to shorten the construction period, and the batch of printing is also gradually reducing, which has further led to the decline in the profits of printing enterprises. In this form, some powerful printing enterprises have adopted new business models to adapt to this change, and some printing enterprises rely on a large number of new equipment to increase their competitiveness. At this time, due to the characteristics of short construction period and adapting to small batch printing, the advantages of digital printing have become increasingly prominent, robbing many businesses from traditional flat-panel or offset printing manufacturers, or forcing them to undertake loss businesses that they are not good at

this change reflects a change in the global economy, which is that more and more paper documents are replaced by electronic exchanges. Today, it is estimated that 45billion PDF documents are circulating in electronic form, and the gap between trapezoidal screws is relatively large. In the past, these documents were all printed into paper documents for transmission. This change continues. In 1995, about 70% of documents were printed into paper documents, while by 2020, it is estimated that only 35% of documents will appear in paper form. In order to analyze the impact of this change on the printing industry, we studied the use of paper in the future, and found that in 2020, only packaging, direct mail, advertising and other areas of paper consumption may increase

printing enterprises find that as a service industry, it is difficult for them to create demand. In order to develop, they have to provide all-round services. Obviously, price competition alone is no longer the way. Printing enterprises must become comprehensive printing service providers. Especially in the current form, the development of technology makes the threshold of entering the printing industry lower and lower

the printing industry has now become an all digital driven industry, and there has been a full digital workflow system covering all links from the client's job application to the final live document submission. Without the digital pretreatment of partners, it is impossible to obtain the efficiency brought by the current lithography and digital printing, let alone enjoy the value-added services brought by the Internet. In the shrinking market of making the equipment more suitable for school teaching and scientific research, printing enterprises will carry out comprehensive competition through digital workflow

in the printing industry, especially fly ash used in cement and concrete GB 1596 ⑼ 1 in the key development of newspaper printing industry, the most prominent is the transformation from film printing to computer direct plate making (CTP), in which the thermal technology has been quite mature and widely used, and the use of violet laser technology has greatly reduced the cost of CTP, making more printing enterprises can use CTP. Now CTP using violet laser technology has been widely used in commercial printing and newspaper printing because of its maturity and speed. CTP has become an integral part of the digital process, but now the digital process has been greatly expanded, which can be connected with digital printing, and can also carry out remote operations through interconnection, and connect customers into the digital process

another key technology development in the past few years is the establishment of JDF standard. Through this standard, the process systems of different manufacturers can be effectively integrated, and the process systems can also be effectively connected with the business systems used in the enterprise. At the recent drupa printing exhibition in Germany, we have seen a process system with such functions, and the first system supporting JDF process has also been put into production and use. However, it will take some time for such a system to be widely used

digital printing is another major field that is expected to have significant development in the future. It not only gives people an alternative to lithography, but also a supplement to lithography. In the digital printing scheme, a variety of technologies and applications can be effectively brought into play, from the desktop inkjet output system used for color correction at a low cost to the expensive high-precision color electronic color separation system. There are also some large format inkjet systems used in proofing, and large format inkjet systems used in the production of billboards, banners, etc. Inkjet systems have been rapidly developed and applied in China, because there are a large number of billboards in China, and the supply of inkjet printers is also sufficient

nowadays, the price of color and black-and-white digital printing systems is getting cheaper and cheaper, which is mainly due to the development of some manufacturers from Japan, such as Ricoh,

Konica Minolta, Canon and Fuji

Xerox, which also makes the applications based on them develop rapidly. Digital printing technology is increasingly used in small batch production and production in book printing brush and other markets. Color digital printing system providers mainly include Xerox,

canon, OC é, Hewlett packard, Konica Minolta。.

the market of industrial printing and some special printing fields is also growing rapidly, such as the digital printing market applied to decorative materials, flexible packaging materials, etc. Inkjet technology is mostly used in these fields

inkjet technology is an important development direction in recent years. Kodak acquired Scitex digital printing company, which is now renamed Kodak versmark. The company applies its continuous inkjet technology to Versamark products, hoping to build the next generation of high-speed and high-quality printers, and related products are expected to be available in about three years. At the same time, manufacturers of on-demand inking Technology (such as spectrum, Xaar, Toshiba Tec, Panasonic, etc.) are also developing next-generation nozzles in order to occupy the new next-generation printing market

for printing enterprises, these changes are profound, not just simple technological changes, but the revolution brought about by computer integrated manufacturing. Now everything is ready. Modern printing enterprises make it possible to reduce manpower by improving the degree of automation, and connect the final customers of printing enterprises through workflow, so that the jobs submitted by customers can be processed in the most time. JDF enables all related technologies to be closely integrated, which means that printing is ultimately an automated process driven by digital workflow, which can bring higher efficiency

all these promote printing enterprises to transform into integrated and comprehensive digital business suppliers, and printing is only a link in the end, while interconnection provides necessary conditions for printing enterprises to transform, and ultimately brings profits to printing enterprises

[expert profile] Andrew distribute is the channel director of attributes associates and the consultant of Seybold publications Inc. He has been in the publishing and printing industry since 1964, when he graduated from the London School of printing with a major in printing management. After graduation, he worked in the printing industry for a period of time in budget and cost control, sales and other management work. In 1968, he began to work on the application of computers in the publishing and printing industry. During that time, he had the following work experience: system administrator of ICL company, responsible for the application of editing and classified advertising system in newspapers and magazines

director of system management and director of sales management of IPC computaprint, which was the largest computer typesetting company in Europe at that time. The marketing director of monotype international is responsible for bringing the world's first laser Imagesetter to the market

in 1984, he founded attributes consulting company, which specializes in consulting in the field of publishing and printing. In 1985, he signed a contract with Seybold publication Inc, a world-famous publisher of publishing and printing technology, to be responsible for relevant content in the European market. In Seybold, he worked as an international until September 2000, and now he has given up his work in Seybold to concentrate on other business activities. But he never stopped writing for Seybold, and also participated in the planning of Seybold's conferences and exhibitions

andrew distribute has contacted a wide range of customers in the publishing and printing industry worldwide, including users and distributors. Attributes associates specializes in providing technical and market consulting services to customers in the publishing, printing and media fields. Andrew distribute himself often makes theme reports at relevant global conferences. He also often appears in technology salons and international exhibitions of various equipment vendors, including IFRA and NAA in the newspaper industry. In addition to consulting activities, Andrew distribute is also a columnist for some published print magazines published worldwide. He is also a member of the Institute of printing and a technical consultant of the British Printing Industries Federation

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