Future trend of post press processing and binding

2022-07-01
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Future trend of post press processing and binding technology (Part 1)

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nowadays, faster, better and cheaper are the requirements of printing customers, especially for magazine and catalog printing. Customers hope that high-speed binding can be achieved without increasing costs or lower costs. This trend is determined by the rapid, personalized and targeted requirements of customers. Today is the era of information explosion. Information is calculated in hours, minutes and even seconds. For printers, speed (rather than format) has become the basis of competition and the key to ensure the long-term development of post press processing industry. So what should be paid attention to when using and depositing the electronic universal experimental machine? When the electronic universal testing machine is used and deposited

at present, the one-to-one market is a big egg □. With the development of individualized printing, post press processing is bound to be affected. Post press processing technology has not made revolutionary progress, but it has been linked with printing and mailing, which has improved the printing quality and the speed of putting products on the market

revolutionary breakthrough

d Rupa 2000 demonstrates advanced post press processing technologies, but they are not revolutionary technologies. In fact, these technologies only improve the running speed, reliability and fault diagnosis ability of the equipment, but do not become more intelligent

customers need the equipment to be smarter, but installing many sensors, detection devices and other auxiliary components on the machine requires sacrificing speed and doubling the cost. This is the status of the equipment we use today. So, what kind of machines do we need in the future

smart devices, smart products

the existing devices have too many processes, and plug and play has not much value. Intelligent equipment should be used in intelligent systems

to make the process smooth, we must eliminate the estrangement between the processes. In fact, to shorten the cycle, the integration between processes is necessary. For example, the post press processing has been extended to the mailing part. The post press processing is responsible for all mailing information, from address inkjet or labeling to sorting, packaging and sending to the postal department. In the past, these sorting and delivery tasks were completed by people. Now the sorting and delivery technology shortens the time for the printed matter to leave the printing machine. If the printed matter can be prepared for direct processing, the work cycle will be greatly shortened

the road of post press processing

in the near future, people will find that powerful printing technology can accommodate all the post press processing processes. The technology of four-color digital printing and binding magazines or pamphlets on the machine has appeared, but it has not been moved out of the laboratory for high-speed practical printing. Of course, it may also be that printing is integrated into post press processing, and the process of inserting pages is likely to include printing

neglecting post press processing will make you lag behind.

printers often encounter this problem: delivery will be made tomorrow, but they keep up with the plan from the beginning. It is too late to finalize the draft, and the customer has not confirmed the sample. The printing time is a little longer, but the printer promises that the customer will deliver the goods on time

the time pressure promotes the rapid development of post press processing and binding. If there are more and more personalized requirements from customers, the binding will also be affected. The old folding machine, sewing machine and inserting machine are capable of simple tasks, but they can not meet the needs for on-demand printing and direct post press processing. Customers hope that the post press processing based entirely on digital technology can achieve the quality of traditional printing

automation of post press processing

many printers have little investment in binding, but the automation of post press processing is the most important thing they should not ignore

first of all, post press processing automation can save costs. The operator can control cutting, sewing or folding only by adjusting a few buttons on the console. Of course, old machines can do well, but new ones are easier to adjust

for example, the new folding machine has a zero adjustment function to automatically adjust the bending. As long as the operator rotates the knob, he can fine tune the printing plate without removing the cylinder as before. The numerical control of the console saves a lot of time. Some manufacturers such as Heidelberg, MBO and Manroland have put corresponding products into the market

at present, the third party system, like a product of QTI, allows to control printing including binding on a console. In order to improve efficiency, the future workflow will include all printing processes, and CIP3 was born for this purpose

cip4 is the next generation standard, which includes all the features of CIP3 and Adobe's standard file format - JDF. The electronic documents currently used only contain printed information. CIP4 also includes the whole workflow and features on different platforms. For example, the smart forvision concept car adopts BASF's all plastic hub description. This can control process variables and improve quality

the whole printing industry, especially the post press processing department, lacks qualified and skilled workers, and the binding department is trying to solve this problem. The first step is to use ergonomically designed equipment that can increase productivity without over training employees

cutting machine shows the trend of ergonomics. The cutting system reduces the operation time, and its overall efficiency is 200% of that of a single cutting machine, reducing the overall cost and stabilizing the operation. The paper adjustment equipment, such as paper Collider and waste collection system, can reduce the operation time and improve the control accuracy

it should be mentioned that the movable paper feeder is popular in Europe. It can transfer the paper feeder from the printing machine to other processes, such as the folding machine, without reloading the paper to the folding machine

according to the need to provide support at each stage of customer development of plastic components, some equipment has been personalized, such as Heidelberg's post press processing equipment, which provides personalized inkjet output. Each printed sheet to be mailed is printed with a different address, or even a different design

because each print is different, bookbinders encounter new problems: how to solve the waste of different prints? The manufacturer tried many methods, such as marking on the printing sheet. At present, there is no efficient solution. The current solution can work well, but it is very expensive

post press processing will adapt to multi-functional digital printing

on demand printing (POD) emphasizes flexible, personalized and short version printing. Nowadays, pod printers can usually complete product printing within 24 hours. E-base can meet complex requirements and automation problems. At the same time, quality control is also very important

nowadays, the binding equipment for short edition black-and-white soft cover books and periodicals has become very complex. Many suppliers provide highly automated or off-line solutions for the binding of small quantities of paperback books and periodicals. This new equipment is equipped with a Book sealing machine and a new generation of highly automatic three side cutting machine. The binding device can be adjusted according to different spine thicknesses, and is suitable for on-demand printing

there is a large market for short version mailing advertisements. Many digital printers use program binding machines to produce hardcover books and periodicals. The complexity of binding equipment, the limitation of the decoration of short hardcover books and periodicals, and the limited technology and experience create opportunities for the program binding machine. At the same time, because of the flexibility of short edition printing, many program binding machines have been oriented to print short edition book blocks to meet customer needs

publishers and agents in the market have turned to hardcover books and periodicals, which forces suppliers to improve technology and use appropriate materials to achieve good economic benefits. In the next two to three years, this is very important if we want to achieve on-demand printing of paperbacks

in terms of future on-demand printing level, industrial standards are very important

the printing industry has been committed to establishing pre press, printing and post press communication standards in the past three years. Although CIP3 originated from prepress and ink equipment, it has begun to have a certain impact on post press. The multi-functional digital printing press emphasizes personalization. Nowadays, both two-color and multi-color printing require a high degree of consistency in the information transmission of each production process. Sheet fed integration technology is turning to the publishing market. At present, several standards have been formed to ensure the accuracy of page numbers of complex texts and the consistency of documents

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