The hottest technological revolution in the printi

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Editor's note: Although no industry has stopped its development, the printing industry has brought us constant surprises with a series of innovative technologies. These new tools can not only improve the production speed of printing plants, but also help them open up new markets and cultivate new customers

the printing industry showed strong vitality at graph Expo and converting Expo 2006. All signs can show that the industry is recovering. According to the exhibition's own newspaper, they attracted a total of 40000 visitors

with the continuous emergence of new and famous technologies, many visitors want to use this exhibition to get access to the latest scientific and technological achievements and understand the most cutting-edge development trends. We can say that the whole printing supply chain is undergoing earth shaking changes. In this case, the printing factory has to closely contact with customers in the reproduction process, from the determination of processing specifications in the sales process to the supervision of customers in the production process (which can let customers know the status of live parts at any time) are inseparable from the precise participation of customers. In addition, you should also prove to customers that you can bring them the services they need at the right time

this new change will also affect proofing, workflow, enterprise management system, printing control, digital post press processing and other fields, and even affect many details, such as packaging and mailing costs and tax plans - these are value-added services launched by many printing plants to improve revenue. In addition, with the holding of graph Expo and converting Expo 2006, the structure of printing suppliers has also changed, and many visitors have become new members of the industry

Kodak is the company that has changed the most - this company has now integrated the former Kodak Polaroid, Cleo, Symantec digital, nExpress and ENCAD into the image system group

Fujifilm has also changed its brand, renaming its enovation distribution channel as Fujifilm image systems of the United States. Other enterprise units that changed their names along with American companies include Fuji Heng Chemical Company, Fuji seleco (large format printing) and Fuji dimatix (ink jet printing) company. Another exciting news is that IBM participated in the graph Expo for the first time. In addition, Xerox acquired xmpie, a developer of variable printing software, for $54million

EFI plans to further expand its market share in the inkjet field by acquiring jetrion inkjet technology, a subsidiary of flint ink group, which is equipped with special stretch attachments. Baldwin also announced the acquisition of its competitor oxy dry and its blanket cleaning technology earlier this month. It is understood that oxy dry's annual revenue is about US $38million

A more important technological development trend shown in the graph Expo is that the operation of the printing press will become simpler and more stable. In this field, people pay attention to the aniclor technology adopted by Heidelberg on the speedpa 52 printing machine, the genius printing machine of gaobao, and the latest 29 inch or smaller printing machines launched by Komori, Ryobi, Hamada and Sakurai. Of course, the most eye-catching one is the pressek 52DI printing press

Anicolor is an ink-free ink unit, which combines the principle of flexographic printing with offset printing technology. At present, it has been used in 52 printing machines. Anicolor first stores the ink in an ink cartridge, then transfers it to the inking roller through a wrinkle roller, and finally transfers the ink to the pre wetted standard offset printing plate. Both the embossing roller and the inking roller can match the circumference of the plate cylinder, thereby eliminating the phenomenon of insufficient ink. People can adjust the amount of ink transferred to the inking roller by changing the temperature of the striping roller. The speed of the speedpa 52 printer equipped with Anicolor inking unit is equivalent to that of the standard model, and it can reach 15000 mph. Heidelberg claims that this machine can complete the preparation of ordinary four-color moving parts in seven minutes, and can adjust the printing quality to the best in 15 master sheets. Anicolor unit can be used with violet laser or thermal metal plate and polyester plate

Heidelberg also released the metadimension 52i software package matching the suprasettera52 ATL duplex plate making machine at this exhibition. This device, which can operate in sunlight, has a very space-saving automatic top loader, which can hold up to 100 printing plates, and can automatically remove cutting waste and carry out online punching. The most attractive thing about a52 is that it is bound with a reasonably priced metadimension 52i workflow package. A new Adobe Acrobat plug-in called prime impression editor enables people to make typesetting easy, and it is very easy to learn

in addition, Heidelberg also exhibited Saphira drip off high contrast matte/high gloss coating system, which enables people to achieve the desired effect in the process of one-time stamping with wearing ink and special water-based polish. Drip off glazing and coating is a technology that many commercial printing plants are very familiar with

generally, reflective coatings cannot be printed in areas coated with matte coatings. Coating materials are also difficult to form light films in these areas. This different surface processing technology can form a strong contrast between matte and highlight areas, so as to help users achieve the desired visual effect, such as making the product appear mirror or metal luster. Heidelberg suggests that people use 15. Tensile properties: ① gb/t 8804.1 ⑵ 003 determination of tensile properties of thermoplastic pipes Part 1: General principles of experimental methods; ② Gb/t 8804.2 (2) 003 thermoplastic pipes - Determination of tensile properties - Part 2: rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (PVC-C) prime color editor to treat live parts, so that various surface processing effects can be achieved quickly and cheaply

technology is always the first.

Xerox, based on its 144 IPM nuvera black-and-white digital production printer, showed the audience its recent technological achievements. The serial engine design makes this device the fastest sheet fed printer. The maximum number of lines added to nuvera printer is 156 LPI, which has reached the level of ordinary offset printing. It will use Xerox's latest freeflow docusp 5.1 printing controller, which can quickly process live parts with dense images and accept data in industry standard format. In addition, nuvera also adopts the "pass through program to remove the bending equipment under the beam" design, which enables one printing engine to continue production when the other engine has stopped working. People can print one side first and wait for the ink to dry before printing the second side. It is reported that the twin engines can ensure the front and rear registration accuracy of +/- 0.65 mm

Xerox generated users' usage reports, indicating that the output of igen printing machine can be increased by 95% per year. A new product in the igen field is a program for producing books and periodicals for teachers. The printing volume of such books and periodicals is relatively small, and there are course notes next to student clients. This software developed by Xerox can concentrate the texts used by students and teacher reference information on one page, and the weight of the paper used is also very light, only 45 lb. Igen printers generally use coated paper for production, because this can reduce the pre press processing procedures

a new platform for docusp rip has a quick lookup table - this function can be used when you create ICC feature description files for a special device. It does not require people to search repeatedly. The upgraded imaging technology enables people to correct colors on photos - especially photos taken by amateur photographers - which is a very fast-growing digital printing market. It can adjust the exposure, sharpness, contrast and detail of the image when printing photos, and can adjust multiple images on a page independently, rather than changing the whole. This software called automatic image enhancement has been put into use. Now it can not only selectively adjust the point structure, but also make the image achieve better balance and tone ladder, and make the characters get more natural skin color

another new product is colorcheck, which can quickly detect whether Xerox igen printing machine deviates from the original color setting. This system does not require the operator to spend 20 minutes every day to recalibrate, but can print out the test objectives and complete the test in three to four minutes. The actual test user colorcentric found that after using colorcheck on two igen 3 printers for one month, one system still maintained the standard, while the other needed calibration

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