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How to select corrugated digital printers?

November 1, 2019

How to choose the right digital corrugated box printing equipment?

 

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Development status of packaging printing industry

 

 

According to the latest research report of the Smithers Peel Institute , an international market research institute, "The Future of the Global Printing Market", the global printing industry's output value will increase by 0.8% year-on-year in the next 5 years. Compared with US $ 785 billion in 2017, it is expected to increase to US $ 814.5 billion by 2022, which indicates that the value-added potential of the industry still exists.

 

 

The report also pointed out that the output value of the digital printing industry in 2013 was only 131.5 billion U.S. dollars, and the output value is expected to increase to 188.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate of 7.4%. The rapid development of digital printing has determined its rise in the entire printing market share. It is expected that by 2018, the digital printing industry market share will increase from 9.8% in 2008 to 20.6%. Between the year of 2008 and 2017, the global offset printing volume has declined. It is also expected that by 2018, it will decline by 10.2% in total, and the digital printing volume will increase by 68.1%, which showing the development potential of digital printing.

 

 

What’s more, the packaging industry is an important part of the printing industry. It has entered a stage of prosperity in the past few years and it will continue to be so in 2018.

 

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With the continuous improvement of digital printing technology’s level , the types of corrugated digital printing equipment on the market have diversified. Different types of digital printing have different functions and different speeds. It seems very difficult for customers to buy corrugated digital printing equipment.

 

 

Suggestions for customers to buy digital corrugated printing equipment

 

When purchasing digital corrugated printing equipment, it is necessary to comprehensively consider the printing cost and choose equipment with high cost performance. In this way, while increasing the overall production capacity, we can not only stabilize our customer base, but also differentiate our products and attract more new customers.

 

 

As far as the types of digital corrugated printing equipment on the market are concerned, according to different printing methods, they can be divided into Multi-Pass scanning digital printing machines and Single-Pass high speed digital printing machines.

 

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What is the difference between the two printing methods, and how should customers choose?

 

 

In general, Multi-Pass scanning corrugated digital printing press machine has an hourly production capacity of about 1 to 350 sheets, which is suitable for personalized, customized small orders. The Single-Pass high speed corrugated digital printing press machine has a production capacity of about 1 to 5000 sheets per hour, which is more suitable for middle and large orders. The specific printing quantity also depends on the different sizes of printing materials and the requirements for printing effects.

 

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As shown in the figure above, for different types of corrugated digital printing equipment, customers should specifically understand the size of printing materials and images, printing speed, printing accuracy, energy consumption generated by the equipment, and corresponding equipment prices, etc., and comprehensively calculate various costs to choose the right model that meet your needs.