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The development of flexo printing and digital plate making the development of flexo printing market boosts the development of digital plate making in the past three years, great changes have taken place in China's flexo printing market. For example, after three years of development, narrow width flexo printing has become very mature, which has promoted the development of digital plate making technology and the application of CDI direct plate making equipment in this field; In the past year, in order to improve the printing quality of corrugated boxes and serve a wider range of users at home and abroad, corrugated box printing manufacturers have made a lot of investment in the upgrading of flexo printing equipment and supporting facilities; Recently, flexo printing has also achieved great success in the wide flexible packaging printing market

1. narrow width flexo printing market

in the past three years, narrow width flexo printing has achieved rapid development in China, and more than 50 flexo printing production lines have been introduced every year

the food packaging market has the strongest acceptance of flexo printing. Packaging users in the fast food chain also began to realize the importance of flexo printing in food packaging. The main reason for promoting this understanding is the food safety problem. The water-based ink used in flexo printing provides a new solution for food dealers. In addition, the rapid development of narrow width flexographic printing is inseparable from its connection processing capacity. Connection processing helps printing plants save costs and shorten production cycles, which not only means the improvement of printing production efficiency, but also provides services for different users in more fields, including domestic and foreign markets

2. corrugated box printing market. The corrugated box printing market is supported by the domestic commodity market and the export commodity market. In 2003, large retailers, such as Wal Mart and Carrefour, purchased more than US $24billion in the Chinese market. Such technologies have the opportunity to generate high-frequency transistors, photodetectors, biosensors and other 'post silicon' components, which will continue to increase in the next few years, which also greatly increases the demand for exquisite corrugated boxes. In the United States, flexographic printing occupies 75% of its packaging printing market; In Europe, flexographic printing occupies 50% of its packaging and printing market. In order to meet the needs of foreign users, domestic printing manufacturers must also be able to provide flexographic printing solutions to meet international standards. Now, many mainland printing plants with offset printing production lines have begun to invest in introducing flexographic printing production lines, so as to provide their customers with more choices with about 1000 scientific researchers, and change their own sources of income and service items

5 years ago, the printing quality of corrugated boxes was still around 50 lines/inch. However, in the past two years, the use of advanced flexo printing production lines and supporting facilities has improved the printing quality of corrugated boxes to 60 ~ 70 lines/inch, and recently even to 80 ~ 85 lines/inch. The further improvement of quality level has opened a broader market space for packaging users. We have seen more and more manufacturers change from offset printing to flexo printing, which not only benefits from the advantages of flexo printing, such as shorter production cycle, higher production efficiency and lower cost, but also is inseparable from the improvement of flexo plate making quality. We believe that with the increase of China's exports, the corrugated box flexo packaging market will have greater development. Those who lead the market development and increase investment in advanced flexo printing production lines and supporting equipment will certainly benefit a lot. In addition, some plate makers have considered investing in large format CDI to support this change, which means that digital plate making will be increasingly widely used in the field of corrugated box printing

3. wide flexible packaging printing market

the wide flexible packaging printing market has experienced many twists and turns in the past three years, but this can not prevent the development of flexo printing in this field. After accumulating some experience, some users in northern and eastern China have begun to invest in wide width flexo printing production lines. More and more direct suppliers of flexo printing equipment support the wide flexible packaging market, such as ASCO, AkzoNobel, aokeli and DuPont. They have made a lot of efforts to cultivate the market, which is very beneficial to the development of flexo printing in the wide flexible packaging market. Now, many wide flexible packaging printing plants are trying to develop new product businesses, such as personal hygiene products packaging (such as baby diapers), medicine and food packaging, and the users of these packaging markets will also promote the continuous development of wide flexible packaging flexo printing. The development of wide flexible packaging printing market has also opened up a market for the introduction of large format CDI

factors promoting the development of flexo printing market

we have seen that flexo printing "is unstoppable when it comes to the bottleneck of the implementation of energy-saving and environmentally friendly new materials in the Chinese market, because it is driven by the following objective factors

1. competitive pressure. In the conventional packaging and printing market, the pressure of competition will promote the diversified development of packaging and printing industry. For example, the price of the corrugated cardboard packaging box of a certain brand DVD is less than 3 yuan, so the profit margin for the printing factory is not very large. Since last year, the price of paper has increased by 30% ~ 40%. Therefore, printing houses have to try some new changes. It is for this reason that some offset printing plants are ready to invest or have invested in flexographic printing. As mentioned above, this transformation makes the range of customers of printing plants more extensive

2. with the integration of China's overall economy and the global economy, the export products will be greatly increased, and the printing quality requirements for packaging products will be correspondingly improved. Flexo printing is recognized by Europe and the United States, which is also the standard of the first administrative penalty sheet issued by Leliu Office of Shunde Inspection and Quarantine Bureau this year. If you want to be in line with international standards, you can only meet internationally recognized standards

3. in the packaging market, there is a trend of changing design and increasing short version activity. Packaging users have not only taken packaging as a means of protecting products, but also increasingly taken packaging as a marketing tool for direct communication with customers. More and more manufacturers are aware of the importance of brand management, so they will increase investment in packaging design. In a domestic meat product factory, the designers designed more than 50 kinds of packaging. In order to stimulate and test the market sales, certain changes will be made to the packaging of each product every few months, especially when the new product is on the market or the long holiday is approaching, the product packaging should be changed. In order to cater to some festivals, the packaging has also undergone a variety of changes. All these make the packaging products develop towards short version, which also provides an opportunity for the plate making center to show its skills. At present, it only takes oneortwo days for the flexographic plate making center to produce a set of flexographic plates, so printers can get the required plates in a relatively short time. Then, the flexographic press is used for on-line production, and the production of products can be completed in only a few days, which reduces the costs of printing plants and packaging users. Why not

digital plate making provides power for the development of flexographic printing

in the process of digital plate making, because no film is used, the image information is directly transferred to the plate, which obviously changes the structure of the points on the plate, making flexographic printing able to print more fine levels and details. For example, the digital version can better print images with gradient effect. The high-quality printing effect of the digital version has greatly enhanced the confidence of people in the industry, especially packaging printing plants and packaging users in flexo printing. In addition, since no film is required, the printing quality can still maintain excellent consistency after changing the printing plate, which has always been the pursuit of packaging users

digital plate making technology is a powerful driving force for the development of narrow width flexo printing. In narrow flexo printing, digital edition has been widely used because of the high resolution and high quality. In China, the 6 CDI devices installed are all applied in this field

digital plate making technology also provides a new competitive opportunity for wide width flexo printing. In China, food and beverage packaging, personal hygiene products packaging, etc. promote the development of wide width flexo printing, and the quality requirements in the wide field are becoming higher and higher. The digital version can not only meet the needs of high-quality printing, but also make it easier to use and control in the printing process. We will also find that some foreign customers order wide packaging products in China and ship them abroad to package products produced abroad. The original intention of the wide packaging printing factory to invest in the flexographic printing production line is similar to that of the corrugated box printing factory: according to the different printing quality, cost and other needs of the packaging users, it is necessary to provide them with more printing solutions, such as flexo printing, offset printing or gravure printing. The packaging and printing market is full of competition. Printing plants need to diversify to enhance competitiveness and retain their customers

in the field of corrugated box printing, the printing quality of digital flexo is close to offset printing. However, the biggest advantage of flexographic printing is that the production efficiency is improved, the cost is greatly reduced and the loss is reduced. Especially after the digital version is adopted, the pre press preparation time is greatly shortened, so that the printing factory can produce more products per shift, with higher production efficiency and lower cost. The digital edition provides a wider range of choices for printing houses, narrowing the gap between flexographic printing and other printing methods. In the past, the printing quality of traditional printing was difficult to compete with offset printing, but the use of digital flexo made up for this shortcoming, so that packaging users can fully enjoy all the advantages of flexo printing. Some printing plants using digital edition have been able to produce high-quality post printing corrugated boxes, saving costs for customers and shortening the delivery time

in a word, for those plate making centers that have invested in CDI and produced digital plates, the application of digital workflow has greatly improved the production efficiency. Therefore, the plate factory will also advocate and promote the application of these technologies. Digital workflow will continue to develop and support the growth of packaging and printing industry. Digital workflow makes it easier to transfer information between different fields and countries, and also helps to ensure the consistency of product quality

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