Three development trends of CTP technology in the

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Three development trends of CTP technology in the future

in recent years, every offset printing service provider may feel that environmental protection regulations are becoming more and more strict, and with the introduction of each new regulation, the environmental protection pressure borne by printing enterprises has also increased sharply

but in fact, laws and regulations are only the tip of the iceberg. On the one hand, customers want to see their printing service providers make efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. On the other hand, employees of printing enterprises are increasingly worried about the long-term impact on their health in the traditional plate making environment. The second is the cost. The closer the plate making procedure is to the chemical free or treatment free paper plate making process, the lower the cost. When processing free technology is used, the chemicals and energy consumption used in the plate making process will be significantly reduced

the outbreak of the green plate making revolution not only set a new plate making standard for printing enterprises, but also promoted the wide application of CTP technology

green printing plate expert

Suzanne Bostic, senior product manager of Mitsubishi imaging company, firmly believes that the most obvious trend in the CTP field is that this technology is becoming increasingly popular. She said: from a technical point of view, better software and the current international material giants are also regarded as the best time to speed up the pace of layout. The continuous introduction of workflow products makes CTP more efficient. Another significant change in the industry is the increase of treatment free plates or the decrease of chemical printing plates. Many printing houses hope to become more environmentally friendly and take reducing chemical treatment as the way to achieve this goal

mark Baker homes, vice president of sales and marketing of glunz Jensen, said: at present, many employees in printing plants are unwilling to work in the environment with serious chemical pollution and are unwilling to clean the development equipment. Therefore, it is not a wise choice to invest in traditional plate making

P Brian Wolfenden, the marketing and Communication Director of resstek company, who has supplied various experimental machines for a long time by Jinan new era assaying Instrument Co., Ltd., also agreed with the above key. He said: the real chemical free thermosensitive CTP means that no developing drugs, adhesives or fountain solutions are used in the process of printing plate development

in addition, Wolfenden also pointed out the benefits of this green plate making process, such as reducing dependence on chemicals, making printed matter safer, reducing costs, and simplifying production processes

the new CTP system not only has excellent environmental protection characteristics, but also brings other benefits to printing enterprises

as kuty paperny, the global product manager of output equipment in the prepress solutions Department of Eastman Kodak company, said: the experimental method of stable, good quality and effective fire dampers GB 15930 ⑴ 995 BS EN 1366 ⑵: the consistency in 1999 is the greatest progress made by CTP technology in recent years. With the introduction of automation and the improvement of ease of use, this technology has become a new standard in the printing industry

in addition, there are some factors that promote the development of CTP technology according to specific conditions. Pdf solves the problems of missing words, pictures and connection errors in documents, and enables small printing plants to receive printing documents from customers through apple and PC systems, thus reducing the time of job preparation and ensuring the consistency of printing effects. Now, any type of printing enterprise can choose to use CTP, and everything is very simple

CTP for everyone

the high-quality, high-capacity and fully automatic CTP solution can enable small commercial printing plants to successfully participate in the market competition of short edition and high quality, while the automatic workflow can further expand the market scope. Now some printing houses are unwilling to adopt automatic prepress workflow, mainly because they are unwilling to replace the previous equipment, because the original equipment can still be used, and the purchase of new equipment requires a large amount of money. However, as the service life of the equipment approaches, some printing plants will still choose to upgrade it

wolfenden found that pressek customers like to upgrade their devices to new models with faster speed, higher resolution and less chemicals. Some printing houses will directly choose Di printing machines, because there is no need to make plates at all

with the continuous maturity, stability and cost reduction of technology, more and more small commercial printing plants around the world will choose CTP metal plate making technology, and thermal technology will become the leading technology in the industry

looking forward to the future

looking at the remarkable progress CTP has made in recent years, we also want to know what changes will happen next

wolfenden said: it will definitely become faster, better and cheaper. The market demand for short, fast and different substrate printing will continue to grow. At the same time, printing plants also need to improve cost efficiency to improve profitability

according to paperny's prediction, simple, cheap and environmentally friendly CTP solutions and treatment free plates will become the standard plate making solutions in the prepress market in recent years

Bostick of Mitsubishi believes that purple laser non processing resin and paper printing plates will become a hot spot in the market, while Bostick of gulongyan said that they are implementing a series of research and development projects related to CTP and will release their research results to the public at drupa 2012 exhibition

but one thing is certain. CTP technology will become more powerful, and printing houses will also realize the core role it plays in the workflow

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