Textile industry is a traditional industry with labor-intensive and comparative advantages. It is also an industry with strong competitiveness and high international dependence in China. The development of textile industry is inseparable from the development of heat transfer printing machine. With the profit of textile industry gradually being reduced, the development of printing machine industry has also been affected. In this context, the printing machine industry is moving towards the direction of technological diversification.
Shangpu consulting light industry analysts pointed out: China's textile enterprises have typical characteristics of low profit industry. The arrival of textile low profit era has a great impact on the textile industry chain printing industry, making the printing industry also entered the era of meager profit. At the same time, the demand for printing technology is increasing.
According to relevant data, there are more than 500 enterprises in China's printing machine industry, among which private enterprises account for 98% (including supporting enterprises). For a long time, the printing industry adopts manual printing, which has high cost and low production capacity. But at present, the single manual printing technology has been unable to meet the development needs of the textile industry. Under the mechanism of backward demand, the printing industry continues to carry out technological innovation, which makes the industry show a trend of technological diversification.
Ink jet printing machine is becoming the trend of industry technology development. It can effectively shorten the time to market, and the market size of inkjet printing machine is expected to increase from $170 million in 2011 and $218 million in 2012 to $748 million in 2017. In addition, textile printing has developed rapidly. With the advent of new fibers, especially polyacetic acid fiber and reactive and disperse dyes, textile printing technology has been developed continuously.
Modern information control technology has also penetrated into various fields of printing machinery. Automation technology promotes the development of printing industry. Through the information control technology, the efficiency bottleneck caused by drying problems of many automatic printing machines has been broken through, and the drying conditions of ink and water-based coating for substrate have been met to a large extent. In addition, automation, man-machine dialogue, process setting, automatic detection and control, remote diagnosis and other means are also widely used in the field of printing machine.