Since making the switch to digital over almost two decades ago, there’s now a huge leap in the printing industry in terms of innovation and profit. There’s no doubt that advances in technology plays a huge factor to this development. For instance, in today’s printing process has never been faster and has produced more high-quality products.
Indeed, the industry has come a long way from humble ink and papyrus made paper, to more complicated printing processes, we’ve certainly come a long way in terms of development. To get a more specific look at these advances, read on below.
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Jetted Materials and Substrates
While the industry of print has seen a slight decrease in the use of plastic and non-paper materials, a significant uptick in the use of inkjet for textile, metal, foil, and wood made print marketing more diversified.
There’s a prediction that digital printing of non-paper materials will spike with the advancements that focus around packaging. Aside from that, there’s also 3D printing that manages to stir up praises and admiration worldwide.
Sheet-Fed Digital Printing
HP, Delphax, Fujifilm, and Konica Minolta are four of the companies that heralded the coming of sheet-fed digital printing. Since then, new systems in printing have improved the printing process significantly. This technology was a boon to a lot of commercial printing companies.
With sheet-fed digital printing, printing companies were able to print up B2 sheets to cater to their various customers across a wide range of industry. From different print marketing such as direct mailing to printing up books and brochures, the cost for printing has gone down while there was an expansion in print format and sizes.
Four years ago there was a massive development in the inkjet market that caused a lot of printing companies to begin their detour from offset and electrophotographic printing. Today, the promise of inkjet is continuously growing.
Inkjet system produces high-quality images for advertising purposes such as magazines and catalogs because of its sophisticated inks that print onto gloss-coated materials without pretreatment. It’s also faster to process and super-reliable. Printing companies like Speedpro use an inkjet because of these reasons. Smaller and more compact inkjet devices have also been launched in the market for people on the go.
It was just a vision years ago, but now it’s a reality. Three-dimensional or 3D printing is indeed a hot thing in the print industry today. 3D printing is a process that produces objects from a digital design.
There are several and different 3D printing technologies and materials that you can utilize to create 3D objects. However, one principle binds these different 3D printing technologies: a digital representation is transformed into a solid 3D physical object by joining materials in layers.
Right now, there are 3D printing companies that create shoes, toys, clothes, musical instruments, sculptures, and even houses. Indeed, it’s an astonishing technology, and it will still grow as technology develops day by day.
Whatever you desire to print in the future, for sure, you can find a purpose-built press out there. Mass customization is one of the progress that technology has made in the printing industry. Printing companies now offers simple to complex solutions, enabling a user to build your customized press utilizing some of the company’s components.
Mass customization laid down the boost in on-demand marketing materials, photography merchandise, and book publication. Aside from mass production which significantly drives profits, mass customization in printing is also one thing to boost sales. No wonder that many printing companies are shifting to this technology.
Technology is indeed a boon to the printing industry and a lot of businesses. Without it, we can’t have this innovative progress that we’re enjoying in the printing industry right now. We won’t have 3D printing, an inkjet system, sheet-fed digital printing, mass customization, and jetted materials and substrates without technology.