Digital printed materials: Is it the future of the printing industry or the current mainstream?

In today's digital era, digital printing technology has become the dominant force in the printing industry. With the continuous development of digitally printed fabrics and the application of breakthrough technologies, digitally printed materials are receiving increasing attention.

With the continuous advancement of technology, digital printing equipment can achieve higher and higher resolutions, which means that the details and color expression capabilities of printed matter have been greatly improved. High-resolution printing technology makes digital printing materials widely used in the printing fields of artworks, photography and fine images.

High-resolution printing technology is also widely used in the packaging industry. Through digital printing technology, packaging designers can achieve more sophisticated patterns and text, thereby enhancing the visual effect and appeal of product packaging. For example, some luxury brands use high-resolution digital printing technology to print exquisite patterns and decorations on product packaging, which enhances the brand image and sense of value of the product.

Traditional printing inks often contain harmful substances, cause pollution to the environment, and take a long time to dry. In order to solve these problems, new ink technology is introduced into digital printing materials. These new inks use more environmentally friendly materials and have faster drying speeds, greatly improving production efficiency and reducing environmental impact.

A common new ink technology is UV curable ink. UV curable ink can be solidified in an instant under the irradiation of ultraviolet light source, thereby achieving instant drying. Compared with traditional inks, UV curing inks have the advantages of fast drying, strong light resistance, and bright colors. They are suitable for various types of digital printing materials, including paper, plastic, metal, etc.

In addition, water-based ink technology has also been a popular development direction in recent years. Water-based inks have lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions than traditional inks, are more environmentally friendly, and are more suitable for areas with higher safety requirements such as food packaging.

An important application of intelligent control technology is color management. In the digital printing process, accurate color reproduction is crucial to the quality of the print. Traditional color management often requires manual adjustments by experienced operators, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive and error-prone. Through intelligent control technology, printing equipment can automatically detect and calibrate colors to achieve more accurate color reproduction, greatly improving the quality stability of printed matter.

Intelligent control technology can also realize remote monitoring and maintenance of printing equipment. By monitoring the operating status of printing equipment in real time, the intelligent system can promptly detect and resolve equipment failures, thereby reducing production downtime and improving production efficiency.

With the continuous development of artificial intelligence and big data technology, intelligent digital printing material production systems will become possible. The intelligent system can automatically adjust the production plan and production process according to order requirements, realizing the intelligence and automation of the production process, further improving production efficiency and print quality.

The breakthrough technology of digital printing materials has brought huge changes to the printing industry and pushed the entire industry forward. Through the application of high-resolution printing technology, new ink technology and intelligent control technology, digital printing materials have achieved wider application in various fields such as artwork, packaging, and construction. With the continuous advancement of science and technology, digital printing materials are expected to achieve more diversified applications, and intelligent production systems will further improve production efficiency and print quality, bringing broader development prospects to the printing industry.