Digital Printing Quality Exceeds Offset Printing
As a digital printing that replaces the traditional analog printing process, people no longer doubt their ability to subvert the traditional printing format and the inevitable trend, and the 16% annual growth rate also illustrates everything well. However, under the constraints of inertial thinking and practical issues, digital printing still wears the label of "potential shares."
As everyone knows, in a short period of several years, digital printing technology has undergone rapid changes, and the height it has reached seems to have exceeded our understanding. In particular, the rapid development of the level of precision that spans the level of lithographic printing is particularly worthy of our awakening.
Below, “Packaging Zone” Xiaobian will share with you the latest technological achievements in digital printing. Here we take the HP Indigo and PageWide series as an example to illustrate. After all, HP digital printing occupies a commanding height in the field of digital printing.
On March 30, 2016, Hewlett-Packard announced in Beijing, China, the launch of five new HP Indigo digital presses, three HP PageWide rotary presses, and multiple cross-platform innovations that improve quality, productivity, versatility, and color.
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The newer HP Indigo Series sets a new benchmark for print quality and print quality exceeds offset printing. By introducing hardware, consumables, and software innovations, such as the introduction of a variety of professional print quality modes, print sharpness and smoothness are improved.
The HP Indigo Series also brings the potential for new printing applications: the use of new HP Indigo electronic inks; the addition of suitable media types such as synthetic materials, metallic materials, canvas, black and color media, and media thickness up to 550 μm; Use the HP Indigo Electronic in the Ink Primer installed on the press to achieve excellent ink adhesion. In addition, the new version of the revolutionary super-customized software, HP SmartStream Mosaic 3.0, offers new color mixing capabilities and increased design choices.
42-inch HP PageWide rotary press T490 HD is the industry's highest-capacity digital color duplexer, with speeds up to 1000 feet per minute (304 meters per minute) in high-performance mode, a 67% improvement over high-quality mode speeds 500 feet/minute (152 meters/minute).
The new 22-inch HP PageWide rotary press T240 HD has a high print speed of up to 500 feet per minute (152 meters per minute) in high-performance mode, a 25% increase, and 250 feet per minute (76 meters per minute) in high-quality mode. minute). The T240 HD can print up to 60 million pages per month for commercial, direct mail, and book printing service providers who need reliable color performance in both environments.
The new HD Laser Array (HDLA) technology for the HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press will be available in 2017. The new HDLA technology doubles the print resolution and offers higher print quality than ever before.
All new HP Indigo digital presses and HP PageWide rotary presses can connect HP PrintOS to improve print production management. It is expected that HP PrintOS will be available to customers on May 31, 2016.
At present, more than half of the printing equipment manufacturers in the world have already abandoned the equipment research and development of the traditional printing process, and have moved to digital printing. Heidelberg and KBA, who were caught in the “China curse,” also joined forces with digital printing pioneers such as Ricoh and Hewlett-Packard to jointly smuggle this new cake.
We have reason to remind everyone that the future of printing must be a digital world. Old printers who are still printing in the traditional printing industry need to replace old knowledge. It is hoped that young workers who seek a job in the printing field must be wary that what they learn is not what they will use in the future.
In short, the era of great turmoil in the old and new transformations has already begun. You and I can only adapt to one another. It will not be a hurry to pass in the digital printing era.