The future of post printing

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The future of post press processing (Part 2)

IV. on demand processing

in the new century, there are new changes in binding equipment. Personalized direct mail and variable printing account for an increasing proportion. All elements, graphics and layout are personalized, which still has a long way to go. However, some devices are already personalized. 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 design

because each print is different, the bookbinder has encountered new problems. How to solve the waste of different printing sheets? The manufacturer has tried many methods, such as printing the export mark of Jinlong Copper electrolytic copper products on the printing sheet. At present, there is no efficient solution. Current solutions work well, but are expensive

Heidelberg has provided the equipment nExpress for personalized printing, a new type of printing machine that can print single sheets. Both poler and Heidelberg's stack folding machines provide solutions for personalized printing to process nExpress products. The market for on-demand printing will continue to expand

v. post press processing will adapt to multi-functional digital printing

deupa2000 is an exhibition of various digital printing machines. In 1999, the two-color printing press produced 8.5 × 11inch digital printing sheets are 85billion, mainly including letters, software texts and ISBN (soft cover). How and where to bind these printing sheets provides a large binding market

on demand printing (POD) emphasizes flexible, personalized and short edition printing. Nowadays, pod printers can usually complete the printing of products within 24 hours. E-base can meet complex requirements and automation problems. At the same time, quality control is also very important

nowadays, the binding equipment for short edition black-and-white soft cover books and periodicals has become very complex. 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 automatic three side cutting machine. The binding device can be adjusted according to different spine thicknesses, and is suitable for on-demand printing

there is a large market for short version mailing advertisements. Many digital printers use program binding machines to produce hardcover books and periodicals. The complexity of binding equipment, the limitation of the decoration of short hardcover books and periodicals, and the limited technology and experience create opportunities for the program binding machine. At the same time, because of the flexibility of short edition printing, many program binding machines have been oriented to printing short edition book blocks. Many insiders expressed doubts about the investment decision of 300million euros in Europe to meet the needs of customers

VI. in terms of future on-demand printing level, industrial standards are very important

in the past three years, the printing industry has been committed to establishing pre press, printing and post press communication standards. Although CIP3 originated from prepress and ink equipment, it has begun to have a certain impact on post press. The multi-functional digital printing press emphasizes personalization. Nowadays, both two-color and multi-color printing require good reliability and high consistency of information transmission in each production process. Sheet fed integration technology is turning to the publishing market. At present, several standards have been formed to ensure the accuracy of page numbers of complex texts and the consistency of documents

● color

in the past 8 years, the printing industry has accepted the two-color multifunctional digital printing machine. However, the success of the two-color multifunction digital printing press is not simply to replace the two-color lithographic printing press. New features of the device include: short version and personalization (key). Most builders believe that using and improving printing quality is the development direction of digital printing machines in the future

nowadays, the short edition color activity is calculated in a very small amount, such as 500 pieces. The minimum standard is determined by the cutting machine. Cutting 500 pieces at a time is the most practical and economical. Although we cannot predict the future in detail based on the current situation, we can see that many color digital printing opportunities have reduced the number of short editions to 5 to 10. When the printer can print economically, the sheet fed color post press processing technology will face challenges. It can be cut, folded and indented without human operation. This technology is expected to be realized in the next few years

● color and two-color

color digital printers cannot print two-color products as economically as two-color printers. Therefore, in the next 3 to 5 years, the two printing opportunities will develop in the direction of merger. The equipment with page dispenser can ensure the tidiness of printing sheets. In the future, the digital color printing machine will have a revolutionary breakthrough in quality, and at the same time, it will strengthen the investment in the production market of on-demand books and periodicals

in the black-and-white and color printing technology of electronic imaging, the flexibility of speed, quality and format will be enhanced. This will also affect the post press processing. In the future, the post press processing equipment will have more powerful functions, lower technical requirements for workers, and be able to produce at high speed and high quality. In the next three years, we expect that the cost of printing ISBN on multi-functional digital printers will be reduced by up to 10%. In addition, more than 60000 non printing houses and publishers also use digital printing machines internally. At the same time, the technology provides the choice of business model, which can choose decentralized production or centralized production. After waiting for another two years, we can see that in bookstores, the printing and binding of paperback books and periodicals are just like this

post press processing is different from the past, and it is bound to change. With the increasingly fierce competition and mature technology, market expansion is an inevitable result, but we should pay attention to the gradual progress

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