A brief analysis of large format digital printing

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Brief analysis: large format digital printing market

although 2009 was a very difficult year for the economy, some good things still happened, such as some beneficial and necessary developments that made some large format printing service providers more competitive

for today's large format printing industry, we mainly look at the development level of five aspects: quality, speed, integration, cost and sustainability. In 2009, the most impressive thing was the% increase in printing speed


in 2009, some companies made major improvements to their existing platforms, the most notable of which was the printer from Inca digital (sold by Fujifilm seleco). At the SGIA Expo in 2009, the company created different post press processing effects with a new curing method, which allows users to obtain high gloss, matte and semi gloss post press processing effects on large format prints without film covering

also in 2009, Gerber introduced a high-resolution ion printer. Although the price of Gerber ion printer is cheaper than Inca, the new Gerber IONZ printer unit can bring users higher imaging quality through smaller ink droplets (14 picol). Another interesting discovery is the new metal ink printing function of Roland XC 540 MT printer. Like white ink, metal ink was used in non digital printing processes such as silk printing many years ago. However, its application in inkjet systems and other high-speed systems will become a major factor in the continuous growth of large format digital printing


in the recent survey of large format printing enterprises, Yingchuan found that printing service providers all hope to get higher speed when investing in new equipment. Printing speed and printer capacity are key factors to help them meet customer needs. This will also provide an inexhaustible driving force for the extruder industry, which is true for small label stores, professional large format digital image manufacturers and large commercial printing plants. Moreover, large format printing system manufacturers also feel the strong demand for high-speed production in the image supply chain

for example, at the SGIA Expo 2009, Inca digital announced that it would increase the speed of Inca digital onset printers to 7500 square feet/hour. Similarly, companies such as duest (rho 1000 with a speed of 6458 square feet/hour), EFI (gs5000r with a speed of 3100 square feet/hour) and HP (with a speed of 5380 square feet/hour) have also developed high-capacity equipment with a speed higher than previous models. It is understood that this deformation measurement overview: the sharp increase in speed is common in UV curing printers. Ink and curing methods are only part of the improvement. The improvement of productivity mainly depends on the automatic input and transmission system of substrate

ingenious design can make UV curing printer have higher productivity. Adding a large printing table allows users to load or unload one cardboard while printing on another cardboard. When one paperboard is printed, the printer can also move to another paperboard for printing

these speed improvement measures are not only applicable to UV curing inkjet printers. Roland company has increased the speed of its large format printer and paper cutter by about 50% through extensive use of Roland intelligent pass control technology. In addition, the jv33260 Solvent Printer launched by Yumu company in 2009 is about 30% faster than previous models. Not to be outdone, Takeo launched a 64 inch environmentally friendly solvent printer with a maximum speed of 480 square feet/hour, which can reach 183 square meters/hour with a print head. Various signs show that people have accepted large format inkjet printers, and the speed of these devices is becoming faster and faster. Overall, the speed of large format printing equipment increased by at least 30% to 50% in 2009


what we call integration is a feature of products, which means that it is easy to purchase, use or integrate the large format printing system with the larger enterprise system and production workflow

the price of printer is an important standard to measure whether it is easy to buy. In recent years, the average selling price of large format printing system has been declining. With the launch of new products, many suppliers have reduced the price of previous products, and the price reduction of some products is still large, reflecting the low price route taken by the company. Although in 2009, affected by loan difficulties, many enterprises postponed equipment procurement plans, the price of large format printing system itself was declining, and some companies also adopted active marketing strategies to promote product sales. HP said it could provide customers with comprehensive financial support, not only for HP's large format printers, but also for non HP brand post press processing equipment and software

large format equipment suppliers can now provide customers with a series of tools and installation guides, including video editing software, to help printing enterprises better use the new equipment. In addition, some enterprises are keen to embed software work into large format RIP software programs and integrate it with printing workflow and enterprise systems. Maybe some people don't believe it. Now about 65% of large format printing enterprises don't know where their profit is

at the SGIA Expo 2009, the most eye-catching new product was the print run controller software of Inca digital. This product enables printing service providers to complete supporting parts more effectively. For example, if you want to print a set of products with the same size of non metallographic and flaw detection equipment for retail stores, you can use print run controller to complete the production of a complete set of live parts, so as to reduce the transfer and packaging time and avoid errors. In addition, we should also pay more attention to the variable data printing module. Most leaders in the large format rip industry, such as Wasatch, EFI, caldera, Roland and onyx graphics, can provide such tools. They are optional, but can be easily integrated with other digital printing systems


running cost is an issue of great concern to any large format printing enterprise. Recent research shows that in response to the economic crisis, printing service providers are looking for ways to reduce waste disposal and labor costs while looking for low-cost inks and substrates

for equipment manufacturers, they are also working hard to develop low-cost inks and substrates, so as to reduce the unit production cost of pages and maintain a good cooperative relationship with customers

at the SGIA Expo 2009, Seiko I InfoTech introduced a new set of inks for its colorpainter environmentally friendly solvent printer, which can help users save at least 15% of the cost. It is understood that Yumu's JV (mentioned earlier) printer can be connected with a high-capacity ink transmission system to help users save ink costs. The above is just an attempt made by large format equipment manufacturers to help customers save costs. Some manufacturers who use ink as a source of revenue may not be willing to do so, but many printing service providers have tasted the benefits of using low-cost third-party ink solutions. In a word, equipment manufacturers should do their best to protect the relationship with customers

more and more PolyOne will be at Chinaplas 2018 International Rubber and plastic exhibition (8.2 there is a new trend in the workflow solutions of the exhibition hall, which is to use intelligent tools to reduce the waste of printing substrates. This function can be seen in many rip solutions, but because users continue to choose appropriate printing solutions, the waste cost remains high. It can be seen that the current economic environment urges people to choose and use printing substrates more wisely as the best way to realize resource utilization An effective way to maximize and reduce costs


in the difficult economic environment, many large format printing enterprises are forced to shelve their sustainable development plans in order to focus on solving the survival plan. Suppliers of large format equipment and consumables are always developing and launching new products to meet the growing market demand for sustainable development practices and products. In 2009, the large format printing industry made great progress in the sustainable development of substrate. Companies such as xanita, valuvinyls, laminators Inc and LG have launched products that are easy to recycle

when it comes to sustainable development, we must consider what large-scale substrate products are made of, how to do it, how to deal with it, what packaging to use, how to transport it and how to use it. In 2009, the large format industry has made significant progress in the above areas, among which the most impressive is HP's closed-loop recycling and reuse plan for print media


looking forward to the future, these new products and technologies mentioned in this article will provide all the necessary tools for the large format printing market. Consumers' demand for low-cost, timely production, rapid version transfer and highly integrated large format printing solutions will gradually change the face of this market

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