The printing industry redefines the 21st century (continued)

Packaging, Labels and Packaging Paper

Packaging, labeling and wrapping paper printing will still be the strong printing sector. The digital impact it will have will be minimal, and the printing sector will become increasingly important for the growing retail industry and virtual Internet companies that have been separated from the big supermarkets.

Most packaging, labeling, and packaging paper printing require investment in large-scale, dedicated production systems. The opportunities for medium-sized commercial printing plants to produce labels and packaging paper for local manufacturing are also increasing.

Test packaging also provides an opportunity to enter this market. These extremely short version of the moulded products require creative design and production capabilities, and are usually suitable for local reform-conscious commercial printing plants.

Printing plant production environment

As a competitor in a multimedia environment, it is not easy to get involved, and the focus of management should be on technological capabilities that compete with faster, more versatile media.

The printing industry has been developing in the direction of computerization and automation. The printing plant will find its place in the new operating environment over the next six years. Factors that printers need to consider include:

The benefits and challenges of automated process management.

The corresponding equipment was upgraded to form a new printing production environment.

How to use the Internet to expand business opportunities.

The future of process management

Today's printing is a combination of craftsmanship and automated manufacturing. Many parts of the process flow are digital, controlled by the computer, others are still performed in accordance with traditional process steps.

The next step in the automation of the printing plant is to effectively use a database-driven structure to manage the entire manufacturing process and achieve the so-called "intelligent factory" goal.

Some of the major trends in the development of printing in this direction are:

Use computer-to-plate (CTP) and direct imaging (DI) to continuously shorten the production cycle.

With the development of integrated standardization and data management (job description format JDF and other XML standards, digital technology is gradually adopted.

Because the quality and reliability of toner systems have improved and the need for personalized advertising materials has increased, digital printing of toners can be integrated with other printing processes.

These changes will change the production of printing plants, prompting printers to focus on other sensitive sectors.

With the shift of the prepress production department to the client, it is increasingly important that the printing factory cooperates with the client's creative team to produce image files.

Training and customer service centers are also important for the success of digital printing plants.

Automation can further personalize the industry, becoming a very large company and a very small company. The merger of the printing industry will continue and large companies will merge or acquire SMEs that cannot afford new technologies.

Progress of equipment

In the printing industry, equipment and processes are constantly improving. However, the pace of progress has accelerated and the number of processes has increased. Today's situation is how the printing plant innovatively uses equipment and adopts new processes have become the key to success.

The main information related to the progress of the equipment in the printing industry in the next 3 to 6 years is:

The technology demonstrated for the first time at DRUPA 95 has now reached commercial availability, especially for "direct-to-class" technologies such as computer-to-plate (CTP), direct imaging (DI), and printing of toners. The price has also come down. Small and medium-sized printers need to be more familiar with these technologies.

Today's print buyers are looking for printers who understand their needs and provide better solutions. The innovative use of equipment can reach this point today. It is still lagging behind that the business is still seen as a printing factory that is connected to a live-shop production.

In the future, successful printing plants will continue to adopt various printing processes to meet the changing needs of the market. Manufacturers have been providing the capability of various printing processes, and the printing plant will be subject to this reality.

The printing industry must not continue to shorten the cycle of the job and the preparation time of the printing press and reduce the waste of materials. Manufacturers provide methods to achieve these goals. Successful printers will find new ways to introduce new equipment into the factory and use them to meet the needs of customers.

Printing can still be maintained, but it must continue to progress. The printing plant must be supplemented with digital printing capabilities in order to be more complete. Many buyers of print products choose to print according to their digital production capabilities (on-demand printing, distribution, reprinting, personalization, customization, etc.), followed by traditional print orders.

Digital and offset printing markets are not mutually exclusive, and they are usually carried on each other. They are constantly complementary. Printers need to understand the power of this complementary relationship.

In the future, printing customers will not stand to wait for the printed jobs to be printed. Printing houses should pay more attention to the efficiency and capability of postpress processing.

Printing house on the internet

Today, all the printers have been connected to the Internet, using e-mails and web pages. In the next few years, the Internet will become more popular as a commercial tool, linking printing companies with customers and suppliers to sell, distribute prints, manage print production, and order consumables.

In corporate practice, this revolutionary change is primarily aimed at allowing printers to properly align their online capabilities with their own printing processes, customers, and jobs.

In the next few years, we hope to see three Internet-like business models to meet the needs of printing companies:

The trading pattern is for smaller printers to serve smaller customers.

A functional collaborative service model that provides process tools and communication tools for printing plants, customers, and suppliers is the medium-sized printing plant that serves medium-sized customers.

An electronic network hub type, which serves multiple printers and customers for larger printers serving larger customers.

The three models include service versions of Internet-based application service providers, as well as patterns from the printing house and suppliers themselves.

Various analyses have estimated that there has been a marked increase in the use of the Internet by businesses in the coming years. In particular, business-to-business connection business will increase at a noticeable rate. Printing industry inline business will increase accordingly. We estimate that by 2003, printing industry sales and supplier transactions will increase by approximately one-quarter to one-third after online, which is expected to reach two-thirds to three-quarters in 2006.

Industry structure and closing

The printing industry in 2006 will be very different from what it looked like in the new century at the end of the 1990s. Industry structure will change with new process and printing needs.

The number of company mergers has decreased in recent years, but the momentum remains strong. The interest rate is still relatively low and the economy is still rising strongly. The potential for more percentage trades in large companies means that the overall sales value level and total spending for the printing companies is still high.

There are several economic motives for corporate mergers across the industry, including regional representation, critical quality, diversification of production, and cheaper access to existing technologies. However, the strongest economic driver is the growth of the economy. Strength and share of the buying market.

The competition from the electronic media has been driving the transition from the printing industry to digital technology. It has given these economic drivers another fire.

In this changing environment, the key for all printers to benefit is to focus on their customers, on the company's strategy, and on the right price and management.

Printing houses will face common pressure in the next 10 years because they will work hard to expand their interests.

A more stable paper market will lead to a continuous increase in paper prices.

The labor market is still tight, and printing companies still have to face stronger needs from other technical departments because they can work hard to attract good employees.

In the most recent period, the biggest cost pressure that printing plants have to face is energy costs. The limited supply of electricity and the price of natural gas used to generate electricity rose rapidly. Abnormal electricity and water caused the price of electricity to triple in 2000. Electricity prices are expected to remain stable in the coming years and will rise again in 2003-2004.

The price of capital (adjusted with quality improvement) is expected to rise more slowly than inflation in the next 10 years. Printers need to factor in the different depreciation rates for printing presses, bookbindings, and computer equipment when looking at profit margins, especially those that turn to computer-to-plate, digital imaging, digital process flow, and toner-based digital imaging systems.

The profitability of the printing industry's bottom line is getting more and more stressful in the next 3 to 6 years. Its average pre-tax interest rate is about 3% of the sales value. For those companies with large profits and taxes, that is, companies that have profited in the first quarter, the average pre-tax interest rate is about 10%.

the key to success

The printing industry will move from a growing industry to a mature industry, and opportunities will be greater for printing companies that seek to develop, expand their businesses and have innovative ideas. To seize these opportunities, the printing plant also needs to change in the form of operation. They may shift from slower market share to faster-growing markets, changing the type of printing and the ancillary services they provide. They must redefine their business.

For the printing industry, the key to success is to realize that changes have already begun. To understand the impact of their business, make appropriate countermeasures to make their technology, equipment, processes, products and services and their customers The market responds.

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