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Comparative analysis of ink jet printing and silk printing (II)

II. Comparative analysis of the two printing methods

ink jet printing is another 10000 printing refresh technology after silk printing. Like silk printing, it has a wide range of printing materials, and can be printed on the surface of different shapes and materials. It has strong adaptability. At present, it is a new printing method with extremely rapid technological development and expanding market, showing great development prospects. However, as an old-fashioned printing method, silk printing also shows a healthy side in the development process, especially the unique advantages of silk printing in circuit board printing. In addition, with the application of more and more new technologies in silk printing, the old appearance of silk printing has been changed, and it still occupies a large market

1. competition between the two printing methods

(1) competition in the application field and product market

the medium and long-term energy technology development strategy and development plan up to 2020 have been formulated. Based on the advantages of the two printing methods, it is not difficult to find that their competition in the printing market is becoming increasingly fierce. First of all, some large format printing fields compiled by silk printing are being impacted by inkjet printing. Nowadays, the inkjet machine used in the large format inkjet field has a maximum format of 3 ~ 5m, and plays an increasingly prominent role in the production of large format posters, publicity materials and outdoor advertisements. Secondly, because ink-jet printing has relatively small restrictions on the substrate, it can be printed on a variety of substrate materials, which is the killer mace of silk printing compared with other printing methods. With this advantage, ink-jet printing will undoubtedly have an impact on the application field of silk printing. Thirdly, inkjet printing belongs to full digital printing, which completely breaks away from the traditional printing process. At the same time, a series of cumbersome procedures for testing the combustion performance of polyurethane foam have been formulated accordingly, which can minimize the time of product listing. For those products with high time requirements, this printing method will be the best choice

(2) competition with printers

inkjet printing has its own unique market, such as lottery printing and personalized printing, which is beyond the reach of silk printing. While defending these fields, inkjet printing has extended its application to the territory of silk printing, and its products are gradually favored by a wide range of printers. As mentioned above, in large format printing, with the prosperity of market economy and the expansion of commodity circulation, the ink-jet printing of outdoor advertising will show a sharp upward trend. The advantages of ink-jet printing, such as full digitalization, personalized printing and remote printing, will inevitably attract more printers to adopt it. Therefore, it can be said that while competing in the product market, their competition is also inseparable from the competition with printers

2. complementary advantages between the two printing methods

combining the two printing methods can save production time and improve efficiency. Although ink-jet printing has the advantages of full digitalization, short operation preparation time and quick response to the market, it is not perfect after all. One big drawback of ink-jet printing is that it is not suitable for mass printing, but only for printing less than 1000 pieces. Therefore, the technical advantages of silk screen printing brush in mass printing are fully revealed. This method can be adopted when determining the personalized printing of product packaging, that is, inkjet printing is used for small batch printing first, and then research is carried out after it is put into the market. According to the research results, popular designs are selected for large batch printing, which not only saves costs, but also reduces waste and product time to market. The collocation described above is only an option. Of course, there are other better ways to use it

3. the unique advantages and application fields of inkjet printing

while the development of inkjet printing has impacted on the position of silk printing, we also do not forget to exploit the market with unique advantages. The inkjet printing is the main way in the following several printing areas, in which inkjet printing cannot be replaced by other printing methods

(1) lottery printing

lottery printing has only become popular in China in recent years, such as sports lottery, welfare lottery and various commercial bills with random numbers, bar codes, two-dimensional codes and other variable data, which all use ink-jet printing. This printing method can adapt to various paper thicknesses. At the same time, the ink can penetrate into the paper fibers. The winning information on the lottery can prevent alteration and fraud

(2) digital proofing

although many special proofing equipment have been launched in the market, with the emergence of large-scale inkjet printers, large-scale inkjet printers have been widely used as proofing equipment. Using inkjet technology, not only the investment is small, the speed is fast, but also the output image quality is similar to the final product quality, which can meet the requirements of customers

(3) personalized printing

with the prosperity of economy and the improvement of people's living standards, there are many personalized photo albums, commemorative books, desk calendars, wall calendars, etc. for these prints with small printing volume, short time requirements and low cost, it is more appropriate to use inkjet printers or inkjet printers

in addition, the combination of ink-jet printing and web printing has greatly shortened the printing cycle, minimized the geographical restrictions on printing, and further opened up the printing market

III. the future trend of two printing methods

1. the development prospect of inkjet printing

digital inkjet has a bright future in the field of packaging printing. Many packaging and printing manufacturers and end users are exploring the application of inkjet printing in the packaging field. Inkjet printing can be directly printed on various media such as plastic bottles, metal foil, personalized corrugated boxes, special corrugated boxes, labels and so on. Provide commodity manufacturers with variable information content to show consumers, provide low-cost production samples, and a small number of trial products. In the future, inkjet printing will become a mainstream technology and be adopted by the packaging and printing industry, playing an important role in the future product packaging market

the full digital workflow of inkjet printing conforms to the development trend of digitalization and networking of printing. We look forward to the arrival of a new era of digital inkjet printing. In the near future, inkjet printing technology will penetrate into a broader market and inject new vitality into the modern printing industry

2. the development trend of silk printing

although silk printing is an old-fashioned printing method, even so, its development still attracts the attention of printers, and its combination with modern printing methods has a promising future. Its development direction can be summed up in the following two aspects:

(1) the combination with traditional printing

the emergence of the combination of silk printing and other traditional printing methods, It determines that silk printing plays an important role in the field of packaging and printing, and gradually becomes one of the main printing processes in the field of packaging and printing. At present, the rotary wire printing unit with high printing accuracy is used in anti-counterfeiting printing more widely with the flexible printing machine

(2) combination with digital printing

at the end of the 1990s, the computer digital processing technology was becoming more and more mature. There was a direct imaging method for plate making, which was to directly use people to operate on a special metal table gold film, and the computer scanning laser imaging was sure to have a large error. In this way, the silk and photosensitive adhesive can be eliminated, and no complex manufacturing process is required. The template made by this method has no deformation, alignment and high printing precision, which is also the development direction in the future

IV. summary

inkjet printing and silk printing will not coexist because of the competition between them. On the contrary, their combined use will have unexpected effects. Ink jet printing has an unlimited prospect in the future printing field because of its full digitalization, personalized printing and remote printing. Silk printing, with its advantages in wide printing range, strong ink tolerance and thick printing ink layer, still occupies a stable position in today's highly competitive printing market. Combining the two printing methods, they do not touch these harmful brush methods. Only by developing their advantages and avoiding their disadvantages, and complementing their advantages, can the two printing methods shine in the future printing development

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