Printing Industry New Concern

Print on the fabric

In the printing industry, the fastest growing and most profitable new areas are: textile printing, from household items, decorative fabrics, curtains and carpets, to retail outlets and even exhibitions, where fabric products are easy transport and installation, low cost, it is easy to replace the traditional signs.

 

2017 customers major concerns

Diversification is what everyone thinks. However, so many different options, there are many need a lot of cost, print business how to plan the next steps? In the eyes of the buyer what to pay attention to the matter, how can the best to be satisfied?

Cutting-edge applications

A lot of inkjet print shops want to outperform their competitors, not just to provide excellent customer service, reliable delivery deadlines, fair prices, worry-free installation, but also through the investigation (and investment) new applications in order to expand possible print range, breaking the original print product boundaries, so that consumer groups have been to keep surprises and joy. So what are the opportunities and challenges that these particular applications can bring? What are the most promising major profit projects in the future?

Digital printout maximizes

The formula is simple: the more you print, the higher the quality of the inkjet print, the more profitable of the inkjet print shop. In order to ensure a large number of output and smooth production capacity, inkjet printing shop will usually use a variety of high-end printing hardware, software and workflow systems. But what are the specific ways to make inkjet printers improve their production, even to improve resolution, quality and efficiency?

Best practices for color management

It is not a simple matter to have a color reproduction of a product produced by a printer. In general, the workflow is an arduous task for any inkjet print shop. Failure to ensure a consistent color or the inability to build a workflow from file to output can lead to production in trouble, slowing down the entire production operation, resulting in costly re-printing, resulting in business losses. Given that these are critical, how can a print service provider ensure accurate color matching across a variety of substrates and multiple machines and equipment, and how can repeat customers get the same color at different times?

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Why textile printing is the future of advertising

What is the textile printing, why use textile to print? What is the particularity of it in the market?

textile flag printing

Let’s return to the cabo light box. Cabo light boxes should be the first widely used in the field of thermal transfer and thermal sublimation. The emergence of UV Cabo so that we began to pay attention to a large number of cabo light boxes. This year, all kinds of cabo light box factory and aluminum processing plant accounted for nearly half of each exhibition display. A large number of shopping malls and exhibition centers began to use cabo light boxes. Then the problem is why the thermal transfer and sublimation can not promote the cabo light box widely, and UV has done it? The answer is absolute quality, that is, color!

backlit fabric banner

The image of UV textiles printing: high contrast and high saturation beat almost all other interior light prints, including sublimation. Early thermal sublimation in the color saturation and color density can not be achieved. The result is a large number of the original heat transfer textile printing began to turn on the UV printing. At the same time the supplier in the market still insisting on using the sublimation printing become numbered.

 

Then is it the UV textile printing will win in this battle? In fact, that is not the case. UV cabo light box is only the emergence of customers for the absolute pursuit of color printing. While we need UV high contrast high saturation colors, our price is the accumulation of large amounts of UV ink. At the same time there are fatal weakness of UV printing:
1. The smell of UV ink. Until today, UV odor problem has not been resolved.
2. UV ink of the plasticization problem in the low temperature, the direct result is hardened, brittle. As a result, no matter how soft the cloth is, the cracking of the ink layer can not be avoided. Because the crack is not the material, but the surface of the ink. Most customers in order to avoid problems in the transport process, and can not do the same as the towel as the transport and delivery.
3. As the ink is floated to the surface of the UV woven fabric. Then once the UV ink curing is not complete, then the UV ink can not resist a variety of transport and installation process of scraping caused by the ink off. According to incomplete statistics, due to the transport and installation process of careless so that the UV textile fabric redo rate of more than 5%, or even higher.

fabric banners printing

Are the above-mentioned UV problems in the sublimation of texitle printing? Fortunately, in the sublimation printing, these problems are not. Let us from the sublimation printing or even the principle began to dig deep. The so-called sublimation, that is, high temperature ink in the water component was sublimated, into water vapor, distributed to the air. Sublimation ink is water-based ink. After the ink is printed on the textile, the water of the ink goes into the air during the heating process, leaving the pigment in the ink (Latex). At the same time the printing material (here is the textile fabric) in the heating, the polyester fabric in the polyester fiber at high temperatures, the results began to “open”, the pigment fell in the open fiber gap. So you look at the sublimation of the printed matter will find the dark part of the material, the back of the material can see the penetration of ink. So it can be said that the color is penetrated in the fiber gap in the material. So compared to UV printing, it does not smell, even in the printing process is no smell. At the same time the ink into the material fiber, all kinds of scratches are not affected, and not cracking phenomenon in a variety of temperatures, as long as the material can bear.

Integrated as follows:
1. The whole process of pollution-free, non-irritating smell and light, the operator and the use of the environment without injury.
2. Textiles are different from PVC or PET (PVC, PET is not degradable material);
3. No smell (throughout the processing and installation site);
4. Printed goods were continuous tone, that is no noise;
5. Ink through avoid a variety of different pass to bring the phenomenon of the spot;
6. Ink into the material, anti-scratch and folding;
7. Printed goods can be folded to the smallest volume to transport, to minimize transport costs;
8. At the same time because the ink is infiltrated into the material, that make a picture, one side can print day and night effect;
9. At the same time can achieve B1 anti-fire;
10. There is a very low chance of ink splashing during printing.

fabric printing display

Then the only remaining problem, the most need to solve is the quality, here is the picture contrast, saturation and details of the presentation. Of course, the final print quality or need to evaluate.
Beginning in 2015, the United Kingdom is strictly prohibited to use PVC and other non-degradable advertising inkjet print media. At the same time, in Europe, more and more countries emphasize environmental protection, this environmental protection is not only in the material, even print ink, print the entire process of environmental protection, as well as after print the post-processing caused by pollution (such as reducing transportation costs is to reduce the use of oil).
Today, in the high-end light box market, the future will be more and more sublimation of environmentally friendly textiles. At the same time, for the pursuit of quality and service suppliers, the latest sublimation technology will become a new investment hot spots.

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textile printing display

Magnetic Printing Makes P.O.P. More Attractive

P.O.P. The purpose is to attract attention, provide information, advertising and enhance brand awareness. Whether it is short-term or long-term use, magnetic materials can provide a simple and effective diversification solution for the retailer’s P.O.P. From the hanging or support of the logo or banner, to the production of the whole wall and multi-layer graphic display, magnetic materials are the great choice of P.O.P. .

The magnetic material makes P.O.P. show more convenient
The choice of magnetic material for P.O.P. display service has many advantages, of which there are several points worth considering.
Easy to install – for the magnetic material P.O.P. show, do not need a professional installation, or set up a special frame or structure.
Easy to replace and reposition – Store personnel can transform or reposition the logo made of magnetic material as needed.
Permanently durable – Prints on magnetic or metal sheets, if properly maintained, retain their clear colors and resist tear and avoid creases. Magnetic material with permanent magnetic properties, adsorption capacity will never be reduced.

Magnetic Banners

Magnetic material assembly
The magnetic material assembly is the main force of the logo and P.O.P. application. Their tightening and holding ability is extraordinary, for simple suspension and fastening applications, this is a versatile solution. They can be repositioned without drilling or additional support, they are durable and reusable, and never lose their magnetism. These valuable P.O.P. elements are technically not complicated, and only some simple magnetic materials and magnetic materials assembled.

 

Magnetic graphic system
Flexible magnetic material, magnetic receiving sheet and stripes composed of magnetic material graphic system.
In recent years, the use of magnetic material graphics systems has increased exponentially, which includes some reasons:
(1) The industry has a strong sense of how easy to operate and achieve profitability with solvent-based inks, weak solvent-based inks, UV inks and latex ink printing systems for printing directly on magnetic materials and magnetic receivers;
(2) Easy to replace and reposition;
(3) Reproduce the brilliant colors of the high quality print surface.

Magnetic banner Display

The magnetic material with durability and reusability is equivalent to a long-lasting, cost-effective P.O.P. display solution. Magnetic material graphics system with the ability to quickly replace and add graphic information, for the retail shop self-fixed floor logo, header and footer logo, menus, catalogs and road signs, etc., is the ideal solution.
When the magnetic material or the magnetic receiving material is used as a base or a changeable picture, the magnetic material is used as a base for the magnetic material, and the magnetic receiver is made of a magnetic material, and the magnetic receiver is less expensive than the magnetic material, lighter weight, suitable for being wrapped up and send to do more promotional display.

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How to choose the most suitable printer?

Professional flatbed printers, roll-to-roll printers and hybrid printers have their own advantages and disadvantages.

In the choice of large-format UV curing printing system need to consider a variety of factors. One of the better ways to answer this question “What are the practical applications in the end?” First of all need to understand the total cost of investing in a high-output printer, that is, production efficiency, advanced features, automation and ink printing and other factors determine the printing system in the end how much cost, and final decide to choose a flatbed, roll-to-roll or hybrid printer?

More than one way

Some printing service providers prefer professional flatbed or roll to roll printing systems, while others tend to hybrid printers with the flexibility to handle both rigid and roll materials at the same time.

UV flatbed printer

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Flatbed Printer

The professional-grade flatbed printer with some special features, such as from the paper to the delivery of the overlay system, special materials printing capacity (such as corrugated board). Some flatbed printers use the multi-zone vacuum system to control heavy-duty printing materials. The flatbed printer also suitable for handling multiple small orders together and can be imaged at once. The flatbed printer can print on any material with a thickness of less than 2 inches, providing a boost for the printing service provider to develop new markets. The lack of flatbed printer: the basic point is that it is not designed for the rolling material, it can not print rolling material.

roll to roll printer

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Roll-to-Roll Printer

Roll-to-roll printer can adapt to a variety of indoor and outdoor applications of flexible materials. This kind of printing system is ideal for marking and displaying cards, and it is a good choice for who want high-volume printing signages. Many roll-to-roll printers can print on a variety of flexible and low-end materials, so the overall equipment operating costs are very low. Professional roll-to-roll inkjet printer is usually six-color, four-color and four-color + white ink configurations.

The limitations of the roll-to-roll printer can not provide a platform print configuration that limits its scope of application.

hybrid printer

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Printer

The hybrid printing platform enables the printing of roll material and rigid materials on a single device, which is useful for companies with less room space or who often need to print two materials.

The hybrid / tape system can shorten the delivery time between printed boards. Because the operator can stack the board, input the material almost no lag time. In addition, the hybrid printing platform usually has two forms: reel to the flatbed (RTF) and flatbed to the reel (FTR). In other words, the printer can first consider the roll to roll printing, and then matching the platform and printer convergence, to ensure that can handle the plane material. Of course, you can also consider the platform equipment, and then optional reel feeding system to ensure that the equipment can handle the roll material.
One drawback that hybrid printer need to be mentioned is that some functions on roll-to-roll printing devices, such as dual axes, front-end overprint systems, are not configured on hybrid print platforms.

In Conclusion

Printing service providers have a variety of printing platforms to choose from. There are also many factors to consider when choosing a print platform, including the strength of the equipment manufacturer and the services provided and the ink system used.

The price is of course a major factor. The printer also needs to understand whether the workflow software and RIP are compatible with existing systems. Some print platforms are equipped with workflow management software that can be connected to existing systems to ensure that the printing equipment is running reliably and print quality is stable.

Finally, the purchased equipment must be able to drive the business in specific market. This is the basis for the company to develop. Whichever type of printing system you choose, be sure to use the right printing system to deliver the highest print quality to your customers.

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Window Decals Application and Advantages

Window graphic is a great opportunity to expand advertising and promote products. From small images to the entire image, to meet the needs of different consumer choice.

shop window decals supplier

Advertising Application

Vehicle Window Decals

For the vehicle advertising, we usually think of is the body advertising, but the window part of the blank area is also can not be ignored. Expanding the text on the window provides an excellent opportunity to expand your ads.
For most of the vehicle wraps, perforated window decals can not only expand the advertising area, display design elements, but also to ensure that drivers and passengers can see the situation out of window. The perforated decal, which is often used, is a 50/50 membrane, with 50% printed vinyl and 50% perforated (small hole). For the image design of the perforated decal of the vehicle, it is necessary to pay attention to the small text and the details, it may be caught in the hole and cause the information to be lost. The advertisement is the best to choose the larger size and bright color printing.
As the perforation caused by light reflection weakened, the image color will be darker than the adjacent location, such decals require image contrast increased by 10% -20% as compensation. If the customer requests to block the windows, we will use ordinary decals.

bus window decals printing

Shop perforated window decals

Perforated window decals another effective usage is in the store, to meet both on the door or window advertising, and without affecting the visibility of doors and windows. According to the requirements, perforated decal has many different options, adjust the number of holes can change the print area ratio.

Other types window decals

In addition to the perforated decal, the glass in front of the store, the inside of the space and the P.O.P show there still have many other optional decals. Such like: opaque decals, frosted decals, clear decals, etc.. Some decals can be classified as decorative areas, will attract customers eyes, the creation of advertising is very favorable.
Retail shops’ window posted decals is great for advertising, for business development, the effect is better than trademarks, business cards and so on.

decals materials supplier

Application advantages

Easy to install

At present, the decals installation process is very simple, customers can do it by themselves, both convenient and save installation costs.

Strong decorative

Window decal has a very good interior decoration effect. Some of the main functions of the window decals are decorative, while other window decals are mainly used to consider safety or control the light.

For more detail information, please consult to MFG Advertising Printing Co., Ltd..

Car Wraps Not the Only Way

Keep your eye beyond the traditional application, in order to make business expansion and growth.

custom vehicle wrap
When you hear the word wrapped, the first thing that emerges in your mind is the wrap for cars. Although it takes up a lot of the market, but there are opportunities in the market outside the cars, they can help your business to a new height.
First of all, it is clear that the opportunity to cover the market in the boat graphic market. As a print service provider, winning this type of customer means that it is a long-term job that grows as customers expand.
“You have found a variety of modes of transport business, which is what you get compared to the entire project with only one vehicle. Now, the car graphics business more than the boat graphics opportunities, but soon after, the boat graphics business will have a very big business opportunities.”
custom boat wrap
Boat customers are looking for a design and then using it for multiple units, which requires a print shop to grow at the exponential level and to provide the best possible service. On a boat, you get all done at once, the customer is very happy! Also because it is right for a new car, you can delete many steps in repetitive work, which is the future of a print shop – spend less effort , generate more profits. ”

However, you will probably ignore other opportunities beyond the boat. For example, the grouping wrap is a trend in many industries. Many companies find that leisure, professional and inspiring environments, employees can play a value, customers are more likely to be attracted.
There is no doubt that the best chance of covering lies in the environment: walls, windows and floors. In fact, many traditional wraps are actually looking for ways to extend their coverage and increase profits by adding the environment wraps into the business. Any place where there are floor, walls and windows have the potential to wrap. This includes the exterior decoration of the building, the sidewalk and the skyscrapers!
custom interior wall decoration
Many property management teams are looking for ways to improve office and commercial interior space. One way is to personalize the walls of the interior and reception areas. Group agencies such as banks, hospitals and office support systems are also looking for ways to enhance the appearance through the coating, the indoor coating is becoming more and more popular. Positive and negative graphic business these non-traditional coating is a viable option. These applications keep the printer running and keep the installers busy, and the added value is the better.
custom wall wrap
And this is not limited to that. Almost anything can be covered, such as laptops, mobile phones, shoes, cabinets, countertops, musical instruments, toolboxes and so on. As long as it is not a hole in the printing material, you can be considered.

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Evolution: From Digital Printing to the Digital Signage

Visual communication has evolved into the inclusion of digital signage, which is seen as a new intruder in our industry. We have seen digital signage through new technology integration to add luster for the static identification, and expanded the traditional logo signage. Printed logo and visual graphics While building and enhancing brand information, digital signage can display dynamic content and dynamically change at any time according to the demographics of the interaction between the day and the viewer or the user.

Berg Insight conducted an industry survey found that in 2014, there were 7.3 million digital signage displays worldwide. Digital signage will naturally grow and its number of impressions will grow to 17.2 million in 2019. InternationalData expects the use of digital signage in the retail sector alone from $ 6 billion in 2013 to $ 27.5 billion in 2018. End-user companies have demand for it, and consumers are increasingly accustomed to seeing digital signs of places where crowds such as shopping malls, office buildings, airports and campuses gather.
So, what exactly is the digital signage? The usual answer is that digital signage is a digital display that displays a content on a wall, that displays content similar to banners and inkjet graphics, and customers buy the entire product that contains their information. Likewise, the customer is investing in digital content on the screen rather than the digital exhibits themselves. While the digital show does not have the original cost, the greater chance for providers and business users is that you have the ability to design and display information for the same or different types of viewers.

Seven keys of digital signage
How should a person introduce the digital signage to the intended audience? This will be from the digital signage sales, implementation and content creation and other seven key elements to proceed. First of all, you have to understand the business goals, the next decision is to try to exchange digital signage information, then we must decide the right solution – what software, what hardware, and equipment needs to connect? Who will be responsible for content development, who will provide ongoing support?

Key 1: Know the target of digital signage
Before you know what you want to send or why you do, many customers are starting from the hardware and choosing to pass the tools. Any number of people who do not start from the “What do you want to do this project?” This basic problem starts with 99% of people who will fail. Identify the target and ask the prospective and existing customers on the following two points:
What do you want to do?
What do you want to get?

Key 2: Determine what type of content you need
Once you know what kind of customer wants to achieve, you have to determine the best content to achieve the goal. By asking these questions to complete it:
What kind of information do you want to communicate with?
Who is your audience?
What do you want the user to experience?
This will help you determine what type of content you need – text, images, videos, interactive content, and / or animated text. Because different types of content for different types of viewers, and the company only a few seconds to seize the user’s attention, so understand the information goals and assets is critical.

Key 3: Program design
A successful program takes into account the purpose and the environment in the overall design. The questions you would like to include:
Is the environment indoor or outdoor?
Is the space public or private?
Is there any need to consider the unconventional conditions?
Consider the customer’s goals, content and environment to create a design. You need to review the core of the software, the so-called CMS (Content Management System), including how the content is scheduled to be scheduled, stored and managed.

Key 4: Content management system
The content management system (CMS) can determine how the content will be scheduled for a variety of dates and moments and be played at a particular presentation point, based on a combination of audience, environment, and goals. Content can be managed using a USB drive for localized management, or remotely using content based on a cloud-based CMS to display content around the world. Scheduling content can be from simple (and effective) to complex, multi-play list to carry out, according to the daily time and content to arrange.
The content can be displayed on screens of various sizes and orientations, and the media player is usually connected to the CMS from a small screen placed on top of the shelf to a large 4k ultra-high definition screen. The environment has a significant impact on the type of hardware and the display, and the outdoor display has different needs, especially where there is extreme weather.

Key 5: Connectivity
Connectivity is often overlooked. You need to make sure that the data connection is a wired connection, a wireless connection, a local area network, or a veteran “sneaker-net” USB drive. Many locations have network security issues, such as banks, casinos and government facilities and other places need a separate unit network.

Key 6 & 7: Installation and Sustained Support
The last step of the operation is to consider installation and ongoing support. A small number of display racks to five locations can be done indoors. For customers with 50 to 250 locations and 10 to 25 terminal displays per location, subcontracting the installation network and coordinating project management is greater challenge. Although the digital signage looks simple, it can become complicated all of a sudden.

digital airport signage

Digital signage adds more benefits and value to the visual communications industry, and creates new opportunities for identity and visual graphics companies.

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Wide Format Printing Report

Survey: The several main applications of wide format printing

Info Trends analyzes the “Wide Print Industry Report” published in 2013 and 2016. The report shows that the wide range of printers are widely used in POP displays and signs, window decals & lettering, backlit display, vehicle graphics and vehicle wraps, floor graphics, packaging samples, textiles, flags and other aspects. Compared with the same period in 2013, each application in 2016, the demand for wide format printing have increased greatly. In 2016, POP display / signage is still the largest demand for wide-format printing, demand increased from 51.2% in 2013 to 71.7%; although the flags are the smallest demand, but compared with 2013, 2016 The annual demand reached 6.5%, is about 2.7 times in 2013, the increase is very obvious. It can be seen that wide-format printing has been increasingly used in all aspects, that the wide-format printing industry development prospects are still good.

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Digital Fabric Printing

Digital fabric printing

based on the ink technology and printing materials have been developed, so that printing service providers can using the existing wide format printing equipment, extend their business from vinyl material signs and graphics to digital fabric printing applications. In particular, ECO-solvent, latex, UV-curable and solvent-based UV inks are used in the manufacture of printed fabrics, providing new opportunities for the use of interior decoration and soft signs.
digital fabric printing factory

Interior decoration and soft signs are growing

Custom wallpaper, furniture decals, wall graphics, window decoration, etc., can be based on the region, the local situation, seasonal or personalized brand to print. The soft texture are very suitable for the environmental graphics of office lobby, hospital treatment area, hotel rooms and others, that will give people a quiet feeling.
Many of these applications can be printed by latex, ECO-solvent and solvent type UV printers.
Soft signage is attractive to retailers and brand managers because it can be used for attractive applications, easy to handle, and lower shipping prices. Canvas or reinforced nylon fabrics are suitable for outdoor applications such as awnings, flags, sales, etc., can be printed using existing solvent-based / ECO-solvent-based printers.
custom furniture decals

Ink and printing materials

Knowing which ink technology is used to help determine which applications do not have to make significant changes to the workflow when printing:
ECO-Solvent Inks are the most versatile inks that are widely used for outdoor durable signs, graphics and special applications such as T-shirt printing. It requires the use of solvent-resistant varnish polishing material, and does not require postpress processing.
fabric sublimation printing

UV-curable inks are suitable for the most tightly woven fabrics, but it may require a primer to keep the ink on the surface of the printing material, and ensure that it is properly cured. Recent developments have made UV curable inks more suitable for wallpapers, canvas and thick paper. UV-curable inks are also optimized for their applications, with rigid to flexible properties of various colors of ink.

Solvent-based UV inks, as the name suggests, combine the advantages of solvent-based and UV inks. The solvent component is immersed in the receiving layer of the printing material and the pigment is held. Subsequent UV curing helps to improve the durability of the ink layer and produces bright colors, with a smooth, shiny feature. This is ideal for applications such as tightly woven soft signs and interior decorations.
custom t-shirt printing

There are more and more printing materials available to choose means that there are more business opportunities. Disposable or small batch of fabric printing using a direct printing process to improve the promotional activities, now it is an easy to achieve and good way to expand business.

For more detail information, please consult to MFG Advertising Printing Co., Ltd..