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Digital printing rapid development issues and trends encountered

文章出处: 人气:: 发表时间:2016-04-19 16:28:49
The future of digital printing will replace traditional printing, digital jet printing technology in recent years has become increasingly mature, digital printing production is also a substantial increase in the development of digital printing technology is more rapid, the speed is no longer the bottleneck of digital printing. Now digital printing has been gradually into the growth stage, however, only one of the factors print speed of growth, there are still many issues to be resolved related. Many people say that replacing traditional printing digital printing only a matter of time, is this really? This special invited two experts to Taiwan Everlight Group - Chen hill Chenwen Zheng to discuss current issues and trends encountered in the development of digital printing.
   q: The industry has been saying that belong to the new digital printing technology, has significant advantages, the biggest difference between traditional printing and digital printing where you have the kind of technology??
 
   Chen hill: traditional textile printing is the use of a network version will be followed by a color overprint up, the more you need the more color halftone, relative job is also more complicated; but even if there is more than one screen, see Printing the pattern is quite dull, unable to see the true color gradient color, high-resolution images of landscapes and figures. In addition to the complexity of the print and printing technology, printing production process lengthy, when the production and sales will more than four months, including the network version of the production will have to spend one to two months away, the production process required to spend more manpower, time and energy, screen cleaning equipment and post-production also need to consume quite a lot of water, do not continue to use the screen to waste, so that production of the environmental and ecological impact of large discrepancies clean production requirements.
 
   Chenwen Zheng: it breaks through the bottleneck of digital printing technology textile printing, with image processing software, printing machines, printing ink and printing substrate binding process can be stored in digital real image or pattern printing directly on the fabric , diversity of designs and color variations, are widely used in fashion design and fashion apparel industry. Especially suitable for a small amount of diversity and customization of the production process, significantly reduce operating costs by 50% halftone in time ranged from 60%, and significantly reduce the overall production process time, rapid response to customer demand. While reducing waste output caused by the cleaning screen printing process, the provincial drug waste reduction of 80%, in line with the demand of clean production, digital textile printing technology allows dyeing and finishing industry to become more technology, more environmentally friendly, faster, and more diversified.
 
   q: digital printing technology in the international application of what?
 
   Chen hill: now digital printing products in Italy accounted for more than 30% of its total domestic volume printing, digital printing growth rate of the industrial structure and that the cost of printing is the Italian design-oriented pop market, the world's large high-end textile printing part from Italy.
 
   And the Italian printing production costs, the cost per square meter of product produced small quantities of 400 meters will be nearly two euros, while the same quantities of products in Turkey and China cost less than 1 euro; if small batches from 800 to 1200 meters, also nearly one euro, so that the cost per square meter differences become mainstream digital printing, digital printing so positive can meet the market demand.
 
   In addition, the cost structure, the traditional screen printing preparation required, which makes the initial cost of traditional printing in a small volume is relatively high, but with the increase of the cost of printing diluted, relatively low cost of mass production.
 
   For digital printing, the main cost of the ink from the nozzle, no matter how big or small batch production costs are similar, as long as the printing speed is fast enough, management costs will be relatively low, which is a high speed device development vision Shang machine.
 
   Chenwen Zheng: From the statistics show that traditional printing around the world mainly in Asia, including China, Southeast Asia and India, accounted for 66% of the total amount of printing.
 
   Chinese in traditional printing accounted for nearly 30 percent of global production, but digital printing is less than 1% of the domestic printing, a huge room for growth.
 
   q: Digital printing head and the ink is very important, the importance of the ink embodied in what areas?
 
   Chen hill: If we say that digital printing is the engine nozzle, and ink jet printing is a digital fuel, no fuel even if we have good equipment system can not start. Good quality ink, head of the depletion of the relatively reduced, the nozzle life will naturally increase; poor quality ink, will not only hurt the head, and even affect the printing lockout.
 
   Ink composition comprising a colorant, humectants, surfactants, and other additives, such as fungicides, pigment printing color is a key achievement, have a good toner, ink quality is half the battle, as the other half depends on the solvent combination formula to improve printability.
 
   Chenwen Zheng: Yongguang development of digital textile printing ink has been 10 years, from the establishment of technology, product verification, customer testing and product promotion, and with the nozzle update for adjustment formula, this stage has successfully developed a series of r-reactive pigment and a pigment acidity products.
 
   Yongguang digital textile printing development strategy is to follow the nozzle technology development and customer demand, continue to introduce products to meet market demand.
 
   q: the development of digital printing in the country for some years, although widely acclaimed, but so far does not replace the traditional printing methods, digital printing What do you think the current development bottleneck?
 
   Chen hill: is an integrated digital printing technology, you need to head with the printing equipment, ink, printing software and fabric treatment before and after each match. On the nozzle and printing devices, industrial warranty stage nozzle is generally six months to a year, for the printing industry for the drive engine (head) is a consumable item, the cost is considerable, and the use of a plurality of nozzle design of devices deposit potential risk, in which case there is a head of a nozzle in the printing process will result in the loss of a problem, in addition to today's industrial manufacturers want to pull the nozzle sprinkler warranty costs from equipment manufacturers and ink suppliers, which also increases the invisible ink consumables costs.
 
 
 
   Secondly, in terms of ink manufacturers, since the introduction of the new nozzle with the application and for the different fabric must be developed for a variety of special ink nozzles and a variety of fabrics, but nowadays most of the toner ink from the existing conventional toner , it may not be able to meet the demand; In addition, the product must also be considered and diversification of color, more in terms of their complexity and the difficulty for the end user.
 
   The third is the software, most of the end users, the high cost of today's software, but also in different printing equipment, ink and colored fabrics are required to re-create the curve, is more complex than traditional printing.
 
   Finally, the fabric treatment, digital printing is different from the general printing paper, you need to make before and after handling fabric color fabric, while the fabric treatment before and after the traditional printing plant is not new, but it is critical for digital printing, can print only customers need printed materials in order to show its value. If the pretreatment and steaming links in question will come to naught.
 
   Chenwen Zheng: Because manufacturers traditional printing digital printing technology is not yet familiar with, but the digital revolution from traditional thinking worker must be change, including environmental management practices and so on. In addition to the equipment, inks, and textile processing software, the most important key to have equipment and personnel familiar with the handling before and after the familiar process. Began to take forward in the digital printing market is also only 15 years, can truly become the industrialization which is 2 to 3 years to do, how to cultivate familiar with printing and printing technology is the key to most people, only more and more personnel training and investment, the industry will have the opportunity to flourish, but it may take a long time to reach investment. Digital printing technology is the integration of a number of new technology, most printing companies are not familiar with the equipment, so at this stage is still the most equipment manufacturers to integrate services, but equipment manufacturers hope to contain turnkey equipment, software and ink way, this is the printing plant not want to see, but also limits the development of digital printing, so that the concept of limits and differences caused by the bottleneck of digital printing technology can not flourish.
 
   q: future trends of digital printing is what?
 
   Chen hill: today's textile printing, rapid changes in popular elements, need more design, more and more short-yardage orders, designing increasingly complex, demanding fastness, to enhance environmental awareness, tolerance and fabric color variation tighter specifications. To this end, the relevant digital printing to meet the above demand, the future will have more head and equipment manufacturers, ink, software vendors and manufacturers to invest in printing.
 
   Chenwen Zheng: Sprinklers reliability and durability of the nozzle manufacturer's development priorities, because now head cycle average of less than one year, which is printing, the production cost is very high, so the new nozzle design in addition to increasing the number of outside orifice , but also toward the inner loop and serviceable design direction, hoping to extend the nozzle life cycle.
 
   Equipment manufacturers will also benefit from lifting equipment stability and ease of operation to proceed, in the form of bundled ink device will be broken, the device will slowly coming integrators to provide equipment and maintenance services of direction.
 
   Ink manufacturers in addition to the continued development of a wider range of products than the ink required to improve the color of the DPRK for a variety of different fabrics and product development of ink, the ink cost will grow because of the market and gradually lowered.
 
   The future will have more software vendors develop software easier to use for equipment manufacturers and printing factory.
 
   Printing manufacturers will need to continue training, and make efforts to enhance the digital printing operations personnel professional skills, learn to harness the ability of independent digital printing equipment and ink, the only way to make the digital printing technology to get faster and better development.