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Application and development of digital proofing and digital printing

the printing industry, which has a long history, is being affected and impacted by emerging digital technologies. The traditional printing industry is no longer an independent industry, and digital technology is penetrating and expanding into the printing industry, which is related to digital technology. Digital technologies related to the printing industry mainly include desktop publishing technology (DTP), digital imaging technology, digital proofing technology, direct plate making (CTP) technology, digital printing technology, cross media publishing technology and digital workflow

Digital Proofing Technology

Application and development of digital proofing technology in foreign countries

in foreign developed countries, digital proofing, as a high-quality, efficient and brand-new working method, has become the mainstream way of prepress proofing in the printing industry, and is gradually replacing the traditional proofing technology

in developed countries such as North America and Western Europe, the application of digital proofing is more common. The United States is at the forefront, and the utilization rate in advertising design and other fields has reached more than 50%. In 2000, the total installed capacity of digital proofing machines in the world has reached 58000 sets, of which inkjet proofing system is absolutely dominant. In addition, DuPont's cromalin digital proofing system has an installed capacity of more than 10000 sets, 90% of which are in Europe and the United States

digitalization and networking have accelerated the development of digital proofing. Remote Proofing has been widely used in developed countries. In emerging digital proofing companies, the business volume of Remote Proofing has accounted for more than half of the total business volume. In addition, in foreign countries, traditional proofing machines have been discontinued, indicating that the development of traditional proofing will stop

the total installed capacity of digital proofing machines in the world can be accurately and approximately modeled on the external environmental conditions borne by engineering products in the process of use, storage, transportation and so on. It is predicted that the annual growth rate will be 20%, and will increase to 111300 by 2004. This growth is mainly reflected in the inkjet printing market. The installed share of inkjet digital proofing system will increase from 81% in 1999 to 92% in 2004

application and development of digital proofing technology in China

in China, although more and more printing practitioners have begun to understand and attach importance to digital proofing 15, due to the outdated usage habits and concepts, the vast majority of printing plants still use traditional proofing, and only 7% of printing enterprises use digital proofing technology. At present, the hardware of the digital proofing system applied in China is mainly Epson, HP and Xerox's large format color inkjet, and the software is mainly Beida founder century rip, color tuner and best color. According to incomplete statistics, the bundling sales volume of the national digital proofing system is 300 ~ 400 sets, of which the commercial printing field accounts for 1/3 and the packaging printing field accounts for 2/3, mainly concentrated in the coastal areas of Guangdong, Shenzhen, Fujian and so on. Accounting for more than 70%. Among the 3000 large-scale books and periodicals, commercial and packaging printing enterprises in China, less than 10% use digital proofing, and more are used by joint ventures and private enterprises. The former is not used or is not optimistic about digital proofing for three reasons: ① customers do not approve, ② the cost is too high, and ③ the printing process is not approved. In fact, it's not that customers don't recognize it. Most customers don't understand printing. They don't understand the difference between FM and am. They focus on the final product quality. The main reason is that the printing operators have not changed their ideas and lack of understanding of the real digital proofing

the digital proofing technology itself is now mature, the hue problem has been solved (it can be consistent with the printing hue on coated paper and paper), the speed has also been improved (from 30 minutes to 5 minutes for printing Ao format with 720dpi accuracy), the format has also been large enough, and the material consumption cost has also been controlled (only surface treatment on ordinary printing paper is required). In addition, It has incomparable advantages over traditional proofing: stability (no human factors), no requirements for the environment (the temperature and humidity control of traditional proofing environment is extremely important), no special operators are required, and through the network, a rip can bring several digital proofing equipment. The main reason why digital proofing cannot develop smoothly in China is the concept of printing practitioners, who still adhere to the traditional proofing methods and refuse new technologies and challenges

at present, the technical obstacles of digital proofing have been overcome and the bottleneck problem has been solved. With the development of CTP, digital proofing will advance by leaps and bounds from 2002 to 2003. Some experts predict that 2002 will be a breakthrough year in the application of digital proofing technology in China, and the installed capacity is expected to double to about 700 sets. In the next few years, the annual growth rate of domestic digital proofing will exceed that of foreign countries. The optimistic prediction is that the installed capacity of digital proofing will reach 50o0 within five years

in addition, the existing traditional proofing equipment has become increasingly aging and is facing upgrading. It is only possible for foreign traditional proofing equipment to resolve the risks caused by the hard constraints of resources. After production suspension, domestic traditional proofing equipment manufacturers have also announced production suspension, which will promote the development process of digital proofing. Among the 150000 large and small printing enterprises in China, at least 30000 have the development potential of digital proofing

digital printing technology

Application and development of digital printing technology in foreign countries

generally speaking, the digital printing machine includes two types of equipment, one is the version free digital printing machine, the other is the version digital printing machine. Among them, the main advantage of the former is variable data printing, which can realize one printing and personalized printing, while the main advantage of the latter is the business with a printing number of 3o0 ~ 5000

although the proportion of digital printing in the whole printing market is not large at present, the sales volume of individual companies has been very amazing, and the output value of digital printing has also increased significantly. A survey conducted by Mark W. Fleming, a digital printing consultant in the United States, shows that several Chinese construction machinery enterprises in the United States have been seriously breaking the output value of word printing from time to time. In 1997, it was $7billion, and by 2000, it had reached $11.4 billion, accounting for about 12% of the output value of publishing and commercial printing in the United States. The survey of cap venture in the United States shows that the output value of on-demand printing in the United States with digital printing machines as the main equipment has reached US $21billion in 2000. The association of printing leaders of the United States said that at present, 24% of enterprises in the United States can provide digital printing services. In Europe, the output value of on-demand printing reached 8.61 billion euros in 1998

in the United States, where digital printing has developed rapidly, everyone is generally optimistic about the prospect of digital printing. Mark W. Fleming predicts that the output value of digital printing will maintain an annual growth rate of 12% in the next few years. The data of cap venture shows that the output value of on-demand printing will reach US $48billion by 2005, with an annual growth of 18%. In the survey of members conducted by the American Association of printing leaders, 46% of respondents believe that digital printing machine is the fastest-growing equipment in the market in the next two years, and 91% of enterprises hope to obtain most of the profits from digital printing. Similarly optimistic estimates also appear in Europe. Cap venture predicts that the retail sales of the European on-demand printing market will reach 28.38 billion euros by 2004

Application and development of digital printing technology in China

at present, domestic attention to digital printing is still at the level of technical discussion, and no one has made a detailed statistical analysis of the market development of digital printing in China from the application level. However, there are still some data indicating that the domestic digital printing market has begun to start

data from sellers show that the sales volume of digital printing systems in China has increased significantly in recent years

however, at present, domestic digital printing machines are still at the stage of competing with small offset printing machines and printers for the market, and there is still a big gap in market share with countries with rapid development of digital printing. Some equipment is still idle due to poor market development

digital workflow

Application and development of digital workflow in foreign countries

nowadays, almost all major prepress and printing manufacturers have launched their own digital workflow solutions, which emphasize openness and operability, so that the whole production process can achieve the best effect. There are four main solutions for digital workflow: Postscript based workflow, dedicated workflow, bitmap workflow and PDF based workflow

the application of computer direct plate making technology has made the promotion of digital workflow a step forward. The purpose of implementing digital process is to eliminate the influence of human factors and achieve the organic combination of production and management. The operator can monitor the state of the product in the production process at any time, and can proofing in any link, allowing modification at the last minute

in addition, digital processes have been applied in the field of e-commerce activities. The use of Internet can connect printers and customers, negotiate prices through the network, send orders, Remote Proofing, exchange information, track production, manage accounts, arrange shipments, etc. The digital process improves the relationship between printing enterprises and customers, improves efficiency and quality, and enables enterprises to provide more perfect services

foreign countries believe that the basis of digital workflow is to have fast and high-quality output equipment, from computer to printing machine, to have an efficient production process, to be able to obtain high-quality color proofing, and to have a common file format. Therefore, the workflow will develop towards a complete and networked digital workflow in the future

Application and development of digital workflow in China

the application of digital workflow in China starts with the realization of digital collage, and then gradually realizes digital proofing, PDF output, digital asset management, and finally realizes the digitization of the whole workflow. More than 20 CTPs have been put into use in domestic newspapers. Therefore, the digital workflow has been applied in the newspaper printing plant

the application of digital workflow has promoted the development of the management process of printing enterprises, especially some newspaper printing houses have incorporated the informatization work of enterprises into the main work of enterprises. With the further promotion and application of direct plate making and digital printing in China, digital workflow technology will be more and more applied in China's publishing and printing industry

digital technology is changing all aspects of our lives. We should readjust and determine the development direction of the printing industry with the vision of digitalization, networking and globalization, and transform the traditional printing industry with digital and networking technology

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