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- May 29, 2018 -

The domestic CTP technology was first applied in the field of newspaper printing. However, compared with other printing fields, the application of CTP in newspapers has not progressed for more than 10 years, especially in recent years, when CTP showed a rapid development momentum in the entire printing industry. The development of the newspaper industry is still slow. According to the “CTP in China” survey data of “Print Managers” in 2008, as of September 2008, the newspaper industry has introduced a total of 170 CTPs, accounting for 12% of the total domestic CTP, an increase of 58 units over the previous year. It is estimated that the current edition of the National Press CTP should be about 10% of the total national newspaper production. Many CTP-introduced newspaper printing companies are “walking on two legs”. The CTP and the phototypesetting machine are used at the same time.

Although the use of CTP in the newspaper industry has gradually increased, it still does not fully play its advantages. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. For example, the early CTP market is immature, the CTP plate has a high price due to the need for import, the process software is incomplete, the printing company has insufficient experience, the supplier's guidance is not enough, the equipment maintenance cost is high, and the customer does not recognize it. Wait.

Judging from the demand for newspaper printing, 50% of printing enterprises in the national newspaper industry use CTP to calculate, the installed capacity should have more than 500 units, and the annual platemaking volume should be more than 5 million square meters. It seems that the newspaper CTP There should be a long way to go. Fortunately, with the acceleration of the localization of CTP equipment and plates, the application status of CTP in the newspaper industry will surely be improved.

Screen soft proofing

The screen soft proofing can directly display the print output effect on the screen. It has the advantages of intuitionistic convenience, flexible reproduction, and no material loss. Many people think that the newspaper industry is the most suitable field for developing screen soft proofing technology. The demand for timeliness of newspapers and the relatively low color quality relative to commercial printing make screen soft proofing the trend of newspaper proofing technology in the future, and the best choice for future color target control in newspapers. Nowadays, many companies such as Kodak and Apple are actively promoting the practical application of screen soft proofing.

With soft proofing on the screen, all layout data can arrive at the printer before the plate, and proofs in digital form can provide more digital information for the press station. At the same time of development, people in the industry also raised some problems in the application of screen soft proofing. For example, it is still difficult to implement remote proofing and proofing, and it is impossible to achieve data sharing among printing companies in different regions, and screen angle issues are still relatively sensitive. .

Over the years, major newspaper printing companies have also been doing various explorations for application screen soft proofing, trying to implement in different ways. I believe that this technology suitable for newspaper printing will certainly be used more successfully in the near future.

CIP3

CIP3 ink preset technology, as a new technology developed in the field of newspaper printing in recent years, has become a model for the application of new technologies in newspaper printing.

CIP3 is a pre-adjusted ink, automatic ink transfer data interface, can accurately transmit pre-press CMYK ink information to the printing press, in order to shorten the preparation time for printing and reduce the loss of paper and ink when adjusting the machine. If used in conjunction with the CTP system, it can also directly read the layout separation data from the CTP system, achieve layout ink presetting, and reduce the loss of newspapers for startup. In addition, it also automatically stores all production data and production plans for instant recall.

At present, many newspaper printing companies have begun to use CIP3. The printers introduced in recent years are basically equipped with CIP3 interfaces to receive layout data information during platemaking, and can be printed after slight adjustments after printing. Without the application of CIP3 technology, the time for ink-jet printing is nearly 10 minutes, the number of boot-up waste reports is about 2,000, and after the application, it only takes 2 to 3 minutes to adjust the ink, and the amount of boot-up waste can be reduced to about 500 copies.

At present, the domestic newspaper industry is vigorously promoting CIP3 technology. Since the printers introduced before 2000 did not include CIP3 interfaces, this has brought certain difficulties for the promotion of CIP3 technology. However, this technology, like CTP technology, will become an inevitable trend in the development of newspaper printing.

ERP

With the acceleration of the social informationization process and the increase of competitive pressure, the awareness of enterprise information management systems by newspaper printing enterprise managers has gradually increased from the original off-site attention to the level of seeking solutions. It can be predicted that in the coming period, the information management project for newspaper printing enterprises will be greatly developed.

The newspaper printing enterprise application ERP system can greatly enhance the company's production logistics management level in terms of paper management, production management and material management. Through the ERP system, newspaper printing companies can conveniently and quickly understand the implementation status and logistics of each production link in real time, and quantify all production materials. This can not only detect and deal with the problems existing in the printing process in a timely manner, effectively prevent the occurrence of production accidents, but also reduce unnecessary time and cost loss, and greatly improve the efficiency of the company's production management.

At present, many companies have launched a dedicated printing resource management system for newspapers. Many newspaper printing companies have already used ERP information management, such as Hubei Daily, Heilongjiang Daily, Gansu Daily, People's Daily Printing Center and printing factories, etc. The purpose of their use is to make enterprises see benefits in management, and in process convergence. See efficiency, really mobilize all resources within the enterprise, so that management creates value.

It is believed that with the continuous maturity of various logistics management software and the continuous improvement of newspaper printing enterprise management system, ERP will be favored by more newspaper printing companies.


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