The structure of the flexo printing machine is to assemble a plurality of independent flexo printing machine sets on one side or both sides of the frame layer by layer. Each flexo press color set is driven by a gear set mounted on the main wall panel. The splicing flexo press can contain 1 to 8 flexo presses, but the popular flexo flexo machines are composed of 6 color groups.
The flexo press has three main advantages. First, the operator realizes the double-sided flexo printing machine by turning the paper tape in one paper feeding process. Through a variety of different paper-passing routes, if sufficient drying time is designed between the flexo press units that pass through the strip, the front ink can be dried before the reverse flexo press. Secondly, the good accessibility of the flexo printing machine color group makes the printing replacement and cleaning operations convenient. Third, the large-format print of the flexo press can be used.
The flexo press is suitable for a wide range of substrates. However, there are certain limitations in some occasions. When the substrate is a ductile material or a very thin material, the overprinting accuracy of the flexo printing machine is difficult to reach ±0. 08mm, so that the color printing flexo printing machine has its limitations. But when the substrate is a thicker material, such as paper, multi-layer composite film or other materials that can withstand relatively high tape tension, the flexo press is easy to flexo and economical. Printed.
It is reported that according to the statistics of the flexographic press machinery branch of China Flexo Printing Machine and Equipment Industry Association, in the first half of the year, the total industrial output value of the flexographic printing machine industry reached 249.052 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 26.4%; It reached 260.565 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 18.4%; the total profit reached 125.42 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 28.7%; the export delivery value reached 30.16 million yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 36.2%.
“The economic indicators of the whole industry have fallen sharply compared with the same period, indicating that the adverse impact of the international financial crisis on the textile machinery industry has not weakened, and the changes in the flexo press industry have also affected the printing industry, especially the Internet and mobile phones. Appearing, is quietly changing people's reading habits, leading to a decline in the demand for traditional flexo printing machines." Zhang Zhiyuan, an expert of the Flexographic Press Machinery Branch of China Flexo Printing Machines and Equipment Industry Association, analyzed the industry trend. At the same time, he suggested that printer manufacturing enterprises should borrow this financial crisis, speed up the adjustment of product structure, develop some high-end flexo printing machine products, and improve market competitiveness.
Traditional demand declines digital flexo press surge
According to a survey by the China Press Association, in 2008, the total number of printed newspapers in the country was 159.4 billion printed copies, a decrease of 2.45% from the 164.3 billion printed sheets in 2007. The annual consumption of newsprint was 3.58 million tons, which was 2.45% lower than the 3.67 million tons in 2007. From the publications and sales of books in China from 1999 to 2006 published by the General Administration of Press and Publication, the backlog of books is increasing.
The reduction in the demand for traditional flexo printing products is not only the market for flexographic printing machines in China. According to statistics, the United States flexographic press industry in the fourth quarter of 2006 to the third quarter of 2007, the overall decline of 10%; Russia lost 2% of the annual flexographic printing machine readers; in the past five years, the average number of British traditional flexo printing companies per year Reduce by 4%...
While the traditional flexo press industry is shrinking, the digital flexo press has been developing at a high speed.
According to statistics from relevant UK institutions, the country's digital flexo press industry currently accounts for 9% of the flexo press market. It is expected that this number will rise to 20% to 25% by 2011. This trend in the development of digital flexo presses has also been verified by changes in the relative market share of various flexo press processes in North America. According to statistics, in 1990, the market share of traditional flexo printing machines in North America reached 91%, while the market share of digital flexo printing machines was zero, and the market share of other additional services was 9%. By 2005, traditional flexo printing machines The market share fell to 66%, while the market share of digital flexo presses rose to 13%, and the market share of other add-on services was 21%. According to a global forecast, the global digital flexo press market in 2011 will reach 120 million US dollars.
"The above groups of data undoubtedly send a signal to enterprises: the survival of the fittest. If the printing machine manufacturing enterprises do not pay close attention to product structure adjustment, they will be eliminated by the market." Zhang Zhiyuan said, "The seventh session held in Beijing in May this year." At the International Flexo Printing Machine Exhibition, the current changes in the flexo press market and the development trend of flexo press technology have been clearly seen."