The most popular binding and post press processing

2022-08-06
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Binding and post press processing

nowadays, faster, better and cheaper are the requirements of printing customers, especially magazine printing and catalog printing. Customers hope that high-speed binding can be carried out without increasing costs or lower costs. This trend is almost blank in most places; On the other hand, the rapid development of China's industry in recent years 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

personalization and targeting are powerful competitive factors, because only in this way can we be closer to users. At present, the one-to-one market is a big cake. With the development of individualized printing, post press processing is bound to be affected. For customers' better, faster and cheaper requirements, post press processing may be more critical than other printing production parts. Post press processing technology has not made revolutionary progress (drupa exhibition is a bit disappointing). However, post press processing technology has been linked with printing and mailing, which has improved the printing quality and the speed of putting products on the market

revolutionary breakthrough

drupa2000 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

the customer needs the equipment to be smarter. Intelligent equipment can be produced better, faster and cheaper. However, installing many sensors, detection devices and other auxiliary components on the machine will cost twice as much at the expense of speed. This is the condition of the equipment we use today. So, what kind of machines do we need in the future

new technology provides new methods for binding magazines and catalogues to meet customer requirements. Competition from other media is not a problem, because it will not affect the printers and the printing industry as a whole

of course, there is no free lunch. As long as the continuous pursuit of better, faster and cheaper printing, the buyer is willing to invest. It is not necessary that the marking is drawn on the prepared sample by printing or hand (the addition of marking will not have any impact on the sample). How much money is spent on the operation, as long as the long-term living source is guaranteed. The technology and capital of operators need such guarantee

intelligent devices, intelligent products

there are too many processes for existing devices. Plug and play doesn't have much value. Intelligent equipment should be used in intelligent systems

in order 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, post press processing has been extended to the mailing section. Post press processing is responsible for all mailing information, from address inkjet or labeling to sorting and packaging before 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 printed matter to leave the printing press. If the printed matter can be prepared for direct processing, the work cycle will be greatly shortened

the upgrading of equipment and process is a continuous and developing process. They can save printing time without affecting product quality, function, and service

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 now. The technology of 4-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, printing may also be integrated into post press processing. The process of inserting pages probably involves printing. In the future, as in the past, customers' needs are the way forward. And keep it better, faster and cheaper

neglecting post press processing will make you lag behind.

printers often encounter such problems: they have to work tomorrow, but keep up with the plan from the beginning; The final draft was too late. The customer was too late to confirm the sample. The printing took a little longer, but the printer promised that the customer would deliver the goods on time

customers often say that the main reason why they find another manufacturer is that they do not deliver goods on time half a year after operation. Therefore, whether the task can be completed on time depends on the post press processing. As the post press becomes the key, printers hope it is perfect, worry free and automatic. However, as the last step of printing production, post press processing is always the slowest and often has problems. In fact, post press processing is the most important process because it is related to the success or failure of the task

the urgency of time promotes the rapid development of post press processing and binding. When a printed matter is sent to binding, it already contains a lot of labor, so the mistakes and waste of post press processing are more serious than those of prepress and printing

if customers have more and more personalized requirements, bookbinding will also be affected. The old folding machine, sewing machine and inserting machine can be competent for 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

binding is the last process. If binding is fast and good, printers can win many customers and even a piece of market

automation of post press processing

in recent years, many printers have invested a lot of money in pre press and printing, made great progress and reduced costs. But for those companies that have little or no investment in binding, they can only get a small output and increase the price. These companies will find that in 2001 they must pay more attention to the post press and binding parts, as well as automation technology

first, the automation of post press processing can save money. Most of the equipment has the function of automatic adjustment instead of manual labor. As long as the operator adjusts several buttons on the console, he can control cutting, sewing, or folding. 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. This function enables the operator to fine tune the printing plate as long as the knob is turned, instead of removing the cylinder as before (at least two people are required). 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

outsourcing is also seen as a good way to save money, but a coherent workflow can achieve the same goal. The current third-party system, like a product of QTI, allows control of printing including binding on a console. In order to improve efficiency, the future workflow will include all printing processes. CIP3 was born for this reason

The CIP3 system is based on the international standard, which is called the integrated collaboration of prepress, printing and post printing. CIP3 means the unification of prepress, printing and post printing. It was initiated by Heidelberg and has been supported by 33 manufacturers and a printer. This system links the various parts of printing to shorten the preparation time. CIP3 has been applied in prepress and printing fields, such as adjusting ink volume and controlling color. At present, compucut of polar, compufold of stahlfolder and navigator of MBO all support this system

cip4 is the next generation standard. It contains all the features of CIP3 and the standard file format of adobe - JDF (job definition format). At present, the electronic documents used only contain printed information, while CIP4 also contains the entire workflow and feature descriptions on different platforms. This can control process variables and improve quality

the whole printing industry, especially the post press processing sector, lacks qualified and skilled workers. The binding part is trying to solve this problem. The first step is to use ergonomically designed equipment. It can improve productivity without too much training for employees. We can see that the working time has been greatly shortened and the new equipment design is becoming more and more perfect

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, stable operation and convenient and friendly operation. The paper adjustment equipment, such as stacker, paper Collider and waste collection system, can reduce the operation time and improve the control accuracy. The goal of the cutting system is to improve efficiency and reduce labor intensity

it should be mentioned that movable paper feeder is popular in Europe. The paper feeding mechanism can be transferred from the printing machine to other processes, such as folding machine. Instead of reloading the paper to the folding machine

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