Analysis of flexographic ink market 1
there is no doubt that flexographic printing is a mainstream printing method. At the same time, flexographic printing is also increasingly affecting the ink market. The quality of ink is the most concerned problem of ink and printing equipment manufacturers. Therefore, more and more ink manufacturers are developing better quality inks and seeking ways to compete in business, creating more opportunities for flexographic printing
as long as you look at the various technologies used by flexographic printers, you will understand that flexographic printing has a bright future. UV (ultraviolet) curing, EB (electron beam) curing and water-based ink technology are still new in other printing methods, but such ink has been widely used in flexographic printing. 6 Center distance between two supporting cylinders: 100 ± 0.1 mm. According to the report of ink world in the United States, the ink market share of flexographic printing in 2002 was $936 million, and today it is close to $1billion. This is absolutely good news for flexographic printing ink manufacturersIt is difficult to develop vigorously in the industry.
in the past few years, flexographic printing has developed rapidly all over the world. The continuous growth includes the development of flexographic printing itself. At the same time, this growth also comes from flexographic printing seizing the market share of gravure printing and traditional offset printing. In order to gain a larger market share, flexographic printing will continue to improve the ability of four-color printing, so that every printed matter can fully reflect the technological progress of flexographic printing. At the same time, other printing methods will also continue to develop, making the competition between several printing methods more intense. Printing customers will be the biggest beneficiaries of the competitive results. The demand for a large number of flexographic inks will also be the driving force for the continuous development of printing equipment. We can see that, especially for the narrow web four-color rotary machine, an obvious development is the use of a more refined inking roller, which can now reach 600 lines/square centimeter. Therefore, ink manufacturers must further improve the performance of the ink, so that the ink can be transferred from the inking roller to the printing plate and substrate more stably and reliably, This is also the direction of continuous improvement and development in ink production in the future. Due to the development of digital plates, flexographic printing can print higher quality images, which is almost comparable to gravure printing. Therefore, more and more printing companies have shifted from gravure printing to flexographic printing. The development speed of flexographic printing depends on the printing quality. If the printing quality of flexographic printing can reach the printing quality of offset printing, the demand for flexographic printing in the printing market will soar
packaging is still the largest market for flexo printing. In the packaging and printing market, some users of upright bag packaging and agricultural products insurance still use origin and other more professional graphics processing software for later data processing, and the demand for fresh packaging and drug packaging is increasing. In the corrugated packaging market, the requirements for images are getting higher and higher. In the folding carton market, it also provides growth opportunities for flexographic inks. With the increasing demand for cartons, many traditional offset printers have also turned to flexo printing in the narrow web label printing and packaging market. Reasonable price and high-quality image printing have become a wise choice for merchants
food contact packaging is another potential market for flexo printing. With the improvement of the printing image quality of flexographic printing, especially the faster and faster printing speed, food contact packaging companies have found that flexographic printing is a good supplement to offset printing. If the composition of flexographic ink is properly combined and the ink dries properly after printing, the possibility of affecting the taste and smell of food is less than that of offset printing
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