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IPEX 2010 and new trends in the development of printing industry

IPEX 2010 will be held in Birmingham, England, from May 18 to 25 next year. What are the new trends in the global printing industry between now and the beginning of the exhibition? Now let's take a closer look:

1. What are the salient features of key technologies in 2010

we can confidently expect that the latest generation of digital printing technology emerging in drupa 2008 will reach a truly mature level of commercial application, especially those medium speed sheet fed printers and high-speed web presses that are not expensive. Digital printing machines for industrial applications, including label and packaging printing machines, are also approaching this level, although such industrial inkjet printing machines are somewhat limited by the film base and ink printing compatibility, as well as the lack of the same multi-purpose post press additional equipment. Will this progress become one of the greatest displays of IPEX 2010? We may as well wait and see

2. Which new technologies on IPEX 2010 will have the greatest impact

inkjet printing will undoubtedly become one of the hot topics. In fact, I think it will get the most attention. It can be expected that printing systems using inkjet technology will appear to replace some printing methods, workflow and supply chain operation methods that are still dominant in the next 10 years. These new digital inkjet printing systems will have a significant impact on how printing or decoration products are generated, printed, distributed and managed, and can handle on-demand printing, variable information printing and web printing solutions. Inkjet printing has experienced many years of development, and it will continue to move in the direction of faster speed, higher quality, better reliability and more affordable

in the commercial printing market, we will see an inkjet printing system (reel and sheet fed) with large print volume and single pass for books, direct mail, promotion, newspapers and web printing applications. These systems will use new continuous printing heads, thermal printing heads and piezoelectric printing heads to spray water-based inks

on the other hand, the industrial printing market will also benefit from the new automatic platform inkjet printer. This machine for logo printing can spray 100 large format papers on site every hour, while the inkjet printer with large printing volume and single pass can print labels, packaging and decoration materials. For industrial printing, the obvious choice is piezo jet printing head, which can handle UV curing inks and other inks with high viscosity

3. From an economic point of view, is the holding time of IPEX 2010 appropriate

no one can accurately predict how long the current downward trend of capital investment will last and whether it will end before 2010. But one thing can be confirmed, which is that all parties are making a difference. Those forward-looking printing enterprises are continuing to examine the services they can provide and consider adopting new solutions that can improve service efficiency and profitability. Major international business exhibitions such as IPEX 2010 can provide an ideal platform for developing and promoting such plans

some experts predict that the global economy will rebound and recover next year, and we can see signs of recovery in the first half of next year. If governments can succeed in improving the financial system, the current recession can end within this year, which will bring us a more optimistic 2010. But as many economists have pointed out, only time can tell us everything

4. What new technologies can be expected in content creation and design

the choice of content creation and design means will be extended to other media other than printing, including video, etc. content has become multi-purpose and multi-channel communication, so we can expect to see some demonstrations in this regard. Those more traditional and user-friendly interfaces that can manage the content structure, as well as automated production processes, will become more integrated and convenient, that is, content meets the intention

as for the equipment manufacturers of main 5, fine and special chemicals, it is expected that some functional transitions will occur in their modules used to integrate the new suite of applications, especially those aimed at specific vertical markets

5. What new progress will be made in the prepress field

most of the prepress functions completed by the machine have been carefully improved to a considerable height, so that the future development will only have a small effect on the overall productivity. At present, the focus has shifted to the links with customers or printing demanders, the processing steps and the handover between different supply chain partners, as well as the integration with the front and rear end suppliers. The issuing object of this time is the "ADK stab FP ⑵ 000 series" phosphorus flame retardant industry system produced by Tokyo adeka company. Good examples in this regard include automatic quality assurance system (PDF confirmation, pre inspection before output, visual inspection, etc.), reservation input, web printing system, and cross media resource management, etc. Future progress will focus on improving the integration with end users and the broader business environment (buyers and suppliers)

6. What new consumables will we see

the trend presented at the last drupa exhibition will continue to IPEX 2010:

digital printing plates will have more choices to reduce costs, processing costs and environmental impact

more environmentally friendly printing ink and coating materials

more sustainable sheet based recycled paper and paperboard with higher content, renewable and synthetic materials, and even biodegradable plastics

and most importantly: the willingness of consumable suppliers to provide support and advice to their customers throughout the production process

in the printing plate and ink market, there is a clear trend of consolidation, because only a few major suppliers are able (and scale) to withstand the current economic downturn

7. What are the key developments in offset printing and digital printing machine manufacturing

in the period before IPEX 2010, critics will make a lot of comments on this topic in the global media. I would like to highlight only two key trends here

offset press: greater automation (preset printing ink, live part conversion, process control), a wider range of paper weight and grade, more coating and post press options

digital printer: better quality stability, larger color range, wider film base adaptability, higher speed, lower paper consumption

printer manufacturers will have to provide a fairly complete product portfolio to meet the various application needs of their customers. This includes not only the digital printing machine, but also the workflow system, as well as at least one channel to supply printing consumables, such as printing plate, blanket, ink roller, etc

8. The debate about offset printing and digital printing has always been the central topic in the industry. What new contributions will they make next year

the recently launched new generation of commercial digital printing machines has greatly filled the gap between image quality and paper consumption in the printing process of low and medium volume moving parts. Digital document printing will continue to grow when it is properly integrated with the prepress workflow and matched with the appropriate purpose

in the past few years, offset press manufacturers have made significant progress in improving quality, productivity and automation, bringing better ink presetting and control, automatic version change, and other functions that make offset presses more economical in large print volume printing and the use of special film bases

9. What are the key developments in the post press field

ipex 2010 exhibition will be a good place to see more advanced and innovative post press solutions in the commercial printing market. The printing machine can be designated with additional online functions, such as multi coating, hot foil, die cutting, etc., to reduce the loss of repeated operation. Suppliers are making continuous efforts to improve their products to keep pace with the development of digital printing machines. The main post press enterprises are facing the market where digital printing machines can reach the speed level of 150 meters per minute, and provide complete sets of post press equipment to give full play to the potential of digital printing. We will see combined equipment that can improve productivity and flexibility, including equipment for slitting, folding, binding and adjustable punching in the first half of this year for the printing of promotional, direct mail and promotional brochures. There is still room for development and demand for small format equipment for short version simple movable parts printing business. The same is true of the new near line post press solutions used with some color copiers and digital printers

the progress of new digital printing machines in the field of industrial printing has not been fully reflected in the development of matching post press systems. The challenge here is that the on-line post press equipment should be able to cope with faster web and sheet fed inkjet printers. This kind of printer will be able to spray ink (mainly UV curing) onto a wider range of industrial materials or media in different application fields, such as signs, packaging, decoration and so on

10. What major progress will be made in publishing, retail, book and newspaper printing

at present, these markets have the problem of insufficient demand, and require the following conceptual and technical solutions:

a more convenient path from content providers (often print demanders) to the front end of the production process

a higher degree of automation, including pre output pre inspection and quality assurance equipment built in the whole prepress workflow

more perfect printing machine conversion, setting and production process management equipment

a wider range of consumables and support equipment to reduce waste and improve sustainability

simple and easy-to-use business operation means for supervising and improving profitability

3d printing 11. Are exhibition visitors looking forward to receiving suggestions on sustainable development from suppliers? How to better achieve sustainable development

at present, no one in the printing and publishing industry can deny the impact of extensive discussion on the effective and sustainable use of precious natural resources. Environmental protection is not only a means to save our planet, but also means saving money, winning more new customers, and maintaining existing business volume. Customers will continue to look forward to help from suppliers in reducing waste, adopting more environmentally friendly consumables and processes, and providing effective and economical solutions to these problems in general

12. How important is the medium-term investment plan of the current printing factory owner? What do they need to consider

in the general business climate of recession and intensified competition, printing owners must rethink their core value positioning. Some printing factory owners are formulating and committed to one or two strong and unique sales strategies to achieve clear communication and understanding with customers. In this way, they can establish a broader business service base to respond to current or emerging market trends and trends, such as web printing, fast-growing short edition activities, sustainable development, and so on

13. How to view the role of emerging markets in 2010

for long-distance and overseas production, there are many factors that will play a role, such as a more automated and cost-effective production process, a short version of live digital printing solutions, a shorter delivery time, and more effective project tracking

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