Development trend of post printing technology

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The development trend of post press processing technology

faster, better and lower prices have become the requirements of printing customers, especially magazine printing and commercial printing. Customers hope to complete high-speed and high-quality binding processing without increasing costs or lower costs. This trend is determined by the rapid and personalized requirements of customers. Nowadays, for printers, speed has become the basis of competition and the key to ensure the sustainable development of post press processing

I. intellectualization of post press processing equipment

the existing post press processing processes are too many and cumbersome. Intelligent printing equipment should treat him or her as his or her relatives, family members and friends in the intelligent system. To make the processing process smooth, we must eliminate the gap between the processes. To shorten the cycle, the integration of processes is necessary

second, the automation of post press processing

paying attention to the technical transformation of post press processing and the application of automation technology can fully reflect the improvement of productivity benefits

first of all, the application of post press processing automation technology can reduce costs. At present, most devices have the function of automatic adjustment instead of manual adjustment. As long as the operator adjusts several buttons on the console, he can control the parameters of cutting, sewing and folding. Although the old equipment can also realize these functions, the new equipment is easier to adjust and has higher quality and accuracy. Especially the application of numerical control technology in the console. 1. Is the oil cylinder of the experimental machine upper or lower?, It saves a lot of adjustment time. These technologies are embodied in the equipment of Heidelberg, MBO and other brands

cip3 is the integrated cooperation between prepress and post press, which means the unity of prepress, printing and post press. It was initiated by Heidelberg, and now 33 manufacturers and a printer have supported this agreement. This agreement connects the prepress, printing and post printing parts, which can be used for a long time in the temperature range of (4) 0 ℃ to 85 ℃, shortening the preparation time and improving the degree of automation. At present, pola R's C om p u c ut, st a hlfolde R's compufold and MBO's Navigator all support this protocol

cip4 contains all the features of CIP3, plus the standard file format JDF (job definition format) of adobe. At present, the electronic documents used only contain printing information, while CIP4 also contains the whole workflow and the description of characteristics on different platforms. This can control process variables and improve quality

at present, more equipment manufacturers are developing some processing equipment in line with ergonomic principles, which can enable employees to operate skillfully without too much training, improve productivity and greatly shorten working hours. For example, the operation time of the cutting system is reduced, and the comprehensive efficiency is 200% of that of a single cutting machine. The overall cost is reduced, and the operation is stable; Adjusting paper equipment, such as stacker, paper Collider and waste collection system, can also reduce operation time and improve control accuracy. At present, movable paper feeder is also popular in Europe: the paper feeder can be transferred from the printing machine to other processes, such as folding machine, so that there is no need to reload the paper on the folding machine

III. diversification of post press processing

printers strive to provide consumers with more effective processes and equipment, and so do post press processors. In recent years, many post press processors have added processes to the equipment, such as UV glazing, film coating, folding/gluing, etc., which has enhanced the competitiveness of post press processing. The base material of copper alloy new material developed by Guoliang copper material Co., Ltd. is copper and gravure printing, which has opened up a new market

there are mainly two ways of circular bronzing: narrow roll plain paper circular bronzing and sheet fed circular bronzing. The market of narrow web rotary bronzing is very broad. Large quantities of trademarks and cartoon printing can be integrated into the narrow printing with decorative processes, such as bronzing and embossing, which hardly need to increase the cost. Narrow web rotary bronzing has brought a certain threat to sheet fed printing (such as the trademark printing of wine). Sheet fed rotary bronzing does not complete printing and bronzing like narrow roll plain paper rotary bronzing, but it is still faster than printing. This is very beneficial to the mass production of cartoon pictures, greeting cards, book covers and other similar products

IV. on demand processing

on demand printing (POD) is oriented to flexible and personalized short edition printing. Nowadays, pod printers usually complete the processing of products within 24 hours, which makes many new demands for binding processing equipment, mainly reflected in the increasing proportion of personalized direct mail and variable printing. Heidelberg's post press processing equipment provides personalized inkjet output: each printed sheet to be mailed is printed with a different address, or even a different pattern. NExpress, provided by Heidelberg for personalized printing, is a new type of digital printing machine that can print single sheets. Both poler and Heidelberg folding machines provide solutions for personalized printing to meet the needs of processing nExpress products

many suppliers provide highly automated or off-line solutions for the binding of small quantities of paperback books and periodicals. This new equipment is equipped with a Book sealing machine and a new generation of highly automated three side cutting machine; It can also be adjusted for different spine thickness, and adapt to on-demand printing

in a word, the post press processing technology is different from the past, and it has inevitably undergone many changes. At present, with the increasingly fierce competition and mature technology, the expansion of market and scale is an inevitable result, but enterprises should pay attention to step by step in the process of introduction and transformation, so as to promote the leapfrog development of enterprises

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