Analysis on the application of on-demand printing

  • Detail

Application analysis of on-demand printing technology of three digital printers (5)

VII. A new type of variable data printing is being popularized by datamerge web interface of Banta company. For a variable data printing, the change data that needs to be filled in is more and more from the spreadsheet filled in by the customer, not from the database, and there is no need to send hundreds of emails at the same time. The center of this type of application is to establish a single address that meets the requirements of popular addresses

this network driver is now being applied on datamerge xtension version 4.0 of Banta (a variable data quark xtension developed by meadows information systems, a subsidiary of Banta). Its key component is the datamerge server, which is a software package that can truly combine variable data with page templates, and can be connected to the station by describing software. The experiment can be carried out on the same test piece. If customers already know how to do it, or if they have obtained services from Banta (in this case, this product is called datamerge.web), they can complete it alone. Because the merged output can be saved in PDF format, it can be checked by acrobat software before printing

the other two members of the datamerge software family are datamerge client (a quark xtension used by designers and vendors in developing right variant data printing that is different from special services) and O (traditional multi-functional single user version)

in addition to network connection options, version 4.0 helps improve software development capabilities suitable for Xerox VIPP environments (including rotating text, digitally driven images, and commodity barcodes)

there is also an updated drive for Xeikon Barco print streamer 2. Xeikon and Banta announced at the on demand exhibition that they had signed an agreement that Xeikon would provide datemerge to its customers and dealers

VIII. IBM uses pageflex as a supporting product for on-demand printing

pageflex as a supporting product for on-demand printing. It can process pamphlets according to customer requirements. Many requirements can be sent through the network, or work according to the original requirements (and then input into the system by the operator)

in the case of network delivery, customers can fill in the spreadsheet for specific product requirements (for example, choose infocolor100 printing machine for printing). Then, the customer explains what type of information (such as technical or commercial information) is needed and how the information is delivered (we choose the original, but we may also get PDF files by email)

in fact, the information obtained from customers is first input into pageflex MPOWER variable data application software, and then transformed into appropriate pages

ibm's infoprint2000 digital printing machine is the same version as Heidelberg digital 9110

IX. on demand hardcover books from ODM

odm (on demand machine) is a processing enterprise and trader that produces post-processing equipment for books processed according to South Africa. ODM's booth is designed to be a small batch of hardcover book processing style. The letter it conveys should take into account its crystallinity. It only needs to invest about 200000 US dollars to enter the on-demand hardcover book market. The following is the distribution of funds:

① US $50000 is used to purchase docutech65 to produce book blocks

② US $24000 is used to buy rossback hot melt adhesive binding machine to paste the pages together

③ 12000 US dollars is used to buy challenge paper cutter for three side cutting of book block

④ US $30000 is used to buy the automatic bronzing machine from flesher to iron the title on the book cover and spine

⑤ 70000 US dollars is used to purchase the enveloping machine composed of three ODM products: one is a bookcase machine that makes bookcases by gluing cardboard, One is a case loading machine that sticks the book block and the book case together (glue the book case together with the book block) and one is a flattening machine for pressing (plus Koizumi, who loves painting and artistic creation, has always regarded himself as a newcomer, hot and pressing the whole book to ensure that the book case and the book block stick firmly, and press out the spine groove at the spine)

the use of these machines is labor-intensive. Using the machines, a worker can process about 30-40 hardcover books per hour, which is fast enough to meet the requirements of docutech65 printing machine. It also marks a new breakthrough in the utilization of our experimental machine industry in the aviation field. If a book has an average of 150 pages, it can only print 26 books per hour. In addition to printing, the slowest process in processing is the case loading. Each case takes about 1.5 minutes. Two operators operate two case loading machines, which can roughly meet the speed of docutech135 printing machine

odm believes that for a hardcover book with a processing cost of $1-2, we can process this hardcover book to make it more valuable and more durable. In addition to the usual processing requirements of on-demand hardcover printing, it can also be applied to the binding of sample books, library collections and University papers

(to be continued)

Copyright © 2011 JIN SHI