Analysis on the demand of digital inkjet printing

2022-08-15
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A brief analysis of the demand for digital ink-jet printing machines has increased significantly year by year

if the trajectory of the European digital printing industry yesterday is the future direction of the domestic printing industry, it can be expected that the pace of application of digital printing technology in China will surge in the next few years. It is estimated that in 2015, the output of digital ink-jet printing of textiles in China will exceed 500million meters, and the proportion of digital ink-jet printing products in the output of printed cloth will reach about 4%. According to the market demand, the number of digital ink-jet printing machines is conservatively estimated to exceed 2500, and some people even predict that it can exceed 10000

under the huge pressure of energy conservation and emission reduction faced by most printing and dyeing enterprises, the advantages of digital printing gradually began to appear. Relevant figures show that when using traditional printing equipment for printing, about 30% of the dye dosage cannot be combined with the fiber, which is washed away during washing and causes pollution; The digital printing process adopts the ink direct injection process, and the dye consumption is only about 40% of the traditional one, and only 5% of the ink is washed away during post-treatment, resulting in only 1//25 of the pollution of the traditional printing process. It is also the digital printing machine that has the advantages of convenience, rapidity and environmental protection that the demand of printing and dyeing enterprises for digital printing has also increased significantly year by year

demand is increasing year by year

according to statistics, the number of digital ink-jet printing machines of various models in China in 2011 was about 700, equivalent to 3.3 times that in 2008. Recycled plastic granulator equipment manufacturers encounter huge business opportunities. At present, the recycling rate of waste plastics in China is not high. In 2011, the national digital ink-jet printing volume was 140million meters, accounting for 0.86% of the total printing volume. Compared with the national digital ink-jet printing volume of 40million meters, accounting for 0.33% of the total printing volume in 2008, there were great changes

it can also be seen from the statistics that the proportion of digital ink-jet printing fabrics in China's textile printing industry is very small, accounting for less than 1% of the total printing volume. Different from the domestic situation, the foreign digital printing machines occupy a much larger share at present. For example, the total number of digital ink-jet printing machines in the whole Americas has now exceeded 150. At the same time, foreign authoritative research reports predict that the compound annual growth rate of global textile digital printing machines can reach 23.1% from 2009 to 2014

the research on digital ink-jet printing technology in China started late, and relevant research reports did not appear until the 1990s, but this was only limited to the exploratory research of some scientific research institutions. Honghua Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the first enterprises in China to apply digital technology achievements to industrial production. In 2000, the company successfully developed the first digital ink-jet printing machine in China, which laid the foundation for the industrialization of digital ink-jet printing of textiles in China. At present, digital inkjet printing machines of digital inkjet equipment manufacturers such as Hangzhou Kaiyuan Computer Technology Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou saishun Electromechanical Equipment Co., Ltd. also have a certain market share

the application field continues to expand

at present, some traditional printing plants in the United States have taken digital ink-jet printing as the leading direction of their product and market development, and some companies that were not originally engaged in the printing industry have also begun to expand the application scope of digital ink-jet printing. In addition to textile proofing, small batch production, limited production and other methods, the products of these enterprises also expand the scope of application. Building four refining and chemical bases is an inevitable trend to adapt to the clustering and scope of the global petrochemical industry to other aspects

compared with traditional printing and proofing, digital ink-jet printing saves time and cost. Therefore, most enterprises purchase digital ink-jet printing machines for proofing. In recent years, some enterprises that completely use digital ink-jet printing machines have appeared one after another, especially some newly-built enterprises mainly engaged in silk printing have taken digital ink-jet printing machines as the first choice of printing equipment; In addition, some design companies and colleges also use inkjet printing machines for pattern design and teaching. It is preliminarily understood that at present, 70% of the market segments of digital ink-jet printing in China are used for proofing, 20% for mass production, and 10% for design, scientific research and teaching

it can be seen that at present, digital printing equipment is undergoing a process from sporadic production to agglomeration and industrialization. At present, more than 90% of European printing enterprises have adopted digital printing proofing, which can not only realize rapid reaction production, but also keep the environment clean. According to the analysis of relevant people, the high market share of digital printing in Europe is related to the fact that European textile enterprises focus on textile product design. The design drawings provided by European designers can often be directly applied to the digital printing equipment system, so that designers can timely understand the proofing effect and put forward modification opinions, which objectively promotes the improvement of pattern design level and the industrialization of digital printing

complementary advantages with traditional processes

compared with traditional printing processes, digital printing has indeed reached a height that traditional printing is difficult to achieve in terms of color, clarity and color gamut. However, many people in the industry also rationally believe that digital printing will not replace traditional printing technology on a large scale in the next few years. Digital printing will coexist with traditional printing technology for a long time and complement each other

if the European digital printing industry's track of yesterday's is the future direction of the domestic printing industry, it can be expected that the pace of application of digital printing technology in China will surge in the next few years. It is estimated that in 2015, the output of digital ink-jet printing of textiles in China will exceed 500million meters, and the proportion of digital ink-jet printing products in the output of printed cloth will reach about 4%. According to the market demand, the number of digital ink-jet printing machines is conservatively estimated to exceed 2500, and some people even predict that it can exceed 10000

liguangming, manager of Hangzhou Shiming Technology Co., Ltd., said that digital printing is a supplement to traditional printing. The ownership of digital printing will increase to the nth power in the next few years, but it will not completely replace traditional printing. Traditional printing can achieve the effect of digital printing, but the cost will be high. The biggest advantage of digital printing is short and fast, rather than mass production

work hard on cost reduction

in the whole digital printing industry chain, equipment suppliers have made great efforts to constantly speculate on the needs of downstream customers, but user enterprises do not seem to respond with the same enthusiasm. It is learned that most printing enterprises have used digital printing equipment for less than 5 years, and 2/3 of these users are not satisfied with the use of the equipment

many printing enterprises do not use digital printing equipment, and there is no such budget in the future. Others said that the digital printing machine is only used for proofing, which can indeed meet personalized needs, but its function is not as powerful as the propaganda of manufacturers and dealers. They believe that compared with foreign equipment, domestic equipment is slightly inferior, first of all, its speed is slow, and second, its appearance quality is relatively rough

the head of a printing enterprise in Dongguan said that five years ago, the company bought two digital printing machines from a Japanese brand company, which are no longer usable. He said that on the one hand, the equipment maintenance cost is relatively large, on the other hand, the ink agreement reached between this Japanese company and DuPont company of the United States on printing machine supporting equipment has brought huge cost pressure to printing enterprises, because this kind of ink is twice the price of domestic ink of the same quality

for this rising star in the printing industry, digital printing equipment does brighten people's eyes, but there are also some problems that need to be continuously improved in the process of growth and expansion. How to reduce the use cost of user enterprises, improve the research and development of key components of equipment, and enhance personalized supporting services may be a problem that domestic equipment manufacturers have to consider

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