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Handbook on Printing Technology (Offset, Flexo, Gravure, Screen, Digital, 3D Printing with Book Binding and CTP)4th Revised Edition

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Handbook on Printing Technology (Offset, Flexo, Gravure, Screen, Digital, 3D Printing with Book Binding and CTP)4th Revised Edition

Author: NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9788194099505
Code: NI73
Pages: 616
Price: Rs. 1,675.00   US$ 150.00

Published: 2019
Publisher: Asia Pacific Business Press Inc.
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Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing. Modern technology is radically changing the way publications are printed, inventoried and distributed. Printing technology market is growing, due to technological proliferation along with increasing applications of commercial printing across end users.

In India, the market for printing technology is at its nascent stage; however offers huge growth opportunities in the coming years. The major factors boosting the growth of offset printing press market are the growth of packaging industry across the globe, increasing demand in graphic applications, the wide range of application in various industry, and industrialization. 3D printing market is estimated to garner $8.6 billion in coming years. The global digital printing packaging market is expected to exceed more than US$ 40.02 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 13.9%. Computer-to-plate systems are increasingly being combined with all digital prepress and printing processes.

This book is dedicated to the Printing Industry. In this book, the details of printing methods and applications are given. The book throws light on the materials required for the same and the various processes involved. This popular book has been organized to provide readers with a firmer grasp of how printing technologies are revolutionizing the industry.

The major content of the book are principles of contact (impression), principles of noncontact printing, coated grades and commercial printing, tests for gravure printing, tests for letterpress printing, tests for offset printing, screen printing, application of screen printing, offset lithography, planography, materials, tools and equipments, sheetfed offset machines, web offset machines, colour and its reproduction, quality control in printing, flexography, rotogravure, creative frees printer, shaftless spearheads expansion, digital printing, 3D printing, 3D printing machinery, book binding, computer-to-plate (ctp) and photographs of machinery with suppliers contact details.

A total guide to manufacturing and entrepreneurial success in one of today's most printing industry. This book is one-stop guide to one of the fastest growing sectors of the printing industry, where opportunities abound for manufacturers, retailers, and entrepreneurs. This is the only complete handbook on the commercial production of printing products. It serves up a feast of how-to information, from concept to purchasing equipment.


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1. INTRODUCTION
  History
  Four Major Printing Processes
  Relief Printing Process
  The Process
  Letter Press Printing Process
  Plano Graphic
  Offset
  The Advantages of Offset Printing Include
  Screen Printing Process
  Other Printing Methods
  Digital Printing
  Paper for Printing
2. MODERN PRINTING TECHNIQUES
  Printing (Press Operation)
  Colour Printing
  How a Printing Press Works
  The Latest Technologies in Printing Industry
  Digital Inkjet Printing
  3D Printing Rise
  Software Innovations
  Hybrid Print Technologies
  Efficient Technology
  Special Printing Technologies
  Basic Principles of Hybrid Printing System
  Hybrid Printing System Concepts of Combining Conventional Printing Technologies
  Hybrid Printing Systems Combining NIP Technologies
  Hybrid Printing Systems Combining Conventional and NIP Technologies
  Hybrid Printing Systems Combining Computer to Press/Direct Imaging with NIP Technologies
  Hybrid Printing Systems Combining Conventional Printing Technologies with Computer to Press Technologies
  Basic Principles of Waterless Offset Printing
  Advantages/Merits of Waterless Printing
  Qualitative Advantages
  Production Advantages
  Ecological Advantages
  Basic Principle of Digital Printing
  Flow Chart of Digital Composition of a Printed Page
  Direct Imaging (with master)
  Computer to Print (without master)
  Scope and Job suitability of Digital Printing Process
  Digital Printing has a very bright future because
  Digital Printing is Suitable for
  Basic Principle of Direct Imaging
  Once Imagebale Master (Plate Imaging)
  Re-imagebale Master (Surface Imaging)
3. PRINCIPLES OF CONTACT (IMPRESSION)
  PRINTING PROCESSES
  Introduction
  Printing Methods
  The Printing System
  Preparatory Sections
  Halftone Photography
  Platemaking
  Printing
  Binding and Finishing
  Inks for Letterpress and Lithography
  Speciality Printing
4. PRINCIPLES OF NONCONTACT PRINTING
  Introduction
  Impactless printing system for variable printing
  Summary
5. COATED GRADES AND COMMERCIAL PRINTING
  Coated and Commercial Papers
  Coating Methods
  Coating Materials
  Adhesives
  Coated Paper Properties and Use
6. TESTS FOR GRAVURE PRINTING
  Introduction
  Print Smoothness
  Gravure Print Testing
7. TESTS FOR OFFSET PRINTING
  Introduction
  Runnability
  Surface Strength
  Water Resistance
  Mechanical Properties
  Web Runnability
8. SCREEN PRINTING
  Select Correct Screen Printing Fabric
  An Antistatic Stencil Mesh
  Screen Printing Frames
  Stretching Equipment
  Correct Stretching
  Adhesives
  The Manufacture of Diapositives
  Stencils
  The Diapositive
9. APPLICATION OF SCREEN PRINTING
  Screen Printing Accessories
  Stencils
  Chemicals Used and Formulations
  Common Faults in Screen Printing
  Printing Unit
  Automatic Screen Printing Machine
  Screen Printing on Different Surfaces
  Inks for Screen Printing
10.OFFSET LITHOGRAPHY
  Printing Processes
  Origin and History of Lithography
  Job Planning
  Evolution of Offset Printing
  Offset Machine Construction
  Pre-Make Ready and Make Ready
  Setting the Machine for Operation
  Small Offset
  Running Problems
  Colour
  Rollers
11.PLANOGRAPHY
  Origin of Planography
  Principle of Planographic Printing
  Direct Printing Process
  Offset Printing Process
  Working Process
12.MATERIALS, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS
  Lithographic varnish
  Acids
  Turpentine
  French Chalk
  Resin
  Asphaltum
  Paraffin
  Driers
  Sponge
  Dampening Cloth
  Vaseline
  Tools and Equipments
  Scraper
  Ink Knife
  Wrench
  Proofing Devices
  Mechanical Features
  Automatic Proof Presses402
  Qualities of a Good Proof
13. SHEETFED OFFSET PRINTING
  Names of the machines
  Mechanical Features
  Lubrication
  Sheet feeding mechanism
  Sheet board
  Functions of blowers
  Functions of the blower foot
  Sheet lifting and forwarding
  Sheet Controls
  Sheet Register
  Sheet Insertion and Transfer
  Inking System
  Distribution System
  Multiroll System
  Wash-up device
  Adjustment of Rollers
  Different Dampening Systems
  Cleaning of Dampeners
  Construction of the machine
  Working on the cleaning machine
  Plate Cylinder
  Blanket Cylinder
  Impression Cylinder
  Adjustment of Cylinders
  Advantages of Both Principles
  Delivery Mechanism
  Anti-setoff Spray
  Miscellaneous Operations
14. WEB OFFSET PRINTING
  Driving Mechanism
  Printing Units
  Main Parts of Printing Unit
  Inking System
  Delivery Unit
  Folding Unit
  Ancillary Operations by Delivery Unit
15. COLOUR AND ITS REPRODUCTION
  Terminology Related to Colour
  Mixing and Matching of Colors
  Sequence of Colours in Printing
16. QUALITY CONTROL IN PRINTING
  Before Printing
  During Printing
  After Printing
17. FLEXOGRAPHY
  Flexography
  Flexographic Platemaking
  Photochemical Change
  Rotary Principle
  Rubber Plates
  Substrates
  Paper and Board
18. ROTOGRAVURE
19. DIGITAL PRINTING
  Introduction
  Digital Printing
  Important Things We Should Know About Digital Printing
  Types of Digital Printing
  1. Inkjet Printer
  2. Laser Printer
  Important Features of Laser Printer
  Advantages of Digital Printing
  Benefits of Digital Printing Design & Printing
  1. Cheaper Printing
  2. High quality
  Difference between Screen Printing and Digital Printing
  Screen Printing
  Digital Printing
  Comparison between Digital Printing and Press Printing
  Digital Printing
  Press Printing
20. 3D PRINTING
  Introduction
  History of 3D Printing
  How Does 3D Printing Work?
  Technology
  3D Printing Applications
  1. Medical and Dental
  2. Aerospace
  Complex Designs
  Weight Reduction
  Improved Strength and Durability
  Major Savings
  3. Automotive
  4. Jewellery
  5. Art/Design/Sculpture
  6. Architecture
  7. Fashion
  8. Food
  Benefits of 3D Printing
  Advantages of 3D Printing in Manufacturing
  1. 3-D Printers are Becoming More Affordable
  2. Quicker Turnaround Times for Prototyping
  3. Quicker Product Launches
  4. Competitive Advantage
  5. Reduction in Manufacturing Errors
  6. Complex Geometries
  7. Mass Customization
  8. Less Tooling
  9. Fewer Costs
  10. Environmentally Friendly
    Benefits of 3D Printing in Healthcare
What Materials do 3D Printers Use?
1. Plastics
(a) Nylon (Polyamide)
Features
(b) PLA Filament
Features
(c) ABS Filament
Features
(d) PVA Filament
2. Powders
3. Resins
Features
4. Other Materials
How do the Different 3D Printing Technologies Work?
1. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
How does FDM Work?
Materials for FDM
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ABSi (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Biocompatible)
ABS-M30 (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ABS-M30i (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Biocompatible)
PC (Polycarbonate)
ABS-ESD7 (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Static-Dissipative)
PC-ABS (Polycarbonate ABS)
PC-ISO (Polycarbonate ISO)
Ultem 9085
2. Stereolithography and Digital Light Processing (SLA & DLP)
3. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
4. Material Jetting (PolyJet and MultiJet Modeling)
5. Binder Jetting
6. Metal Printing (Selective Laser Melting and Electron Beam Melting)
Electron Beam Melting
Characteristics
Selective Laser Melting Applications
7. PolyJet Photopolymer
Benefits of Polyjet
Realistic Finish
Greater Choices
Multiple Materials and Colors
Polyjet Materials
1. Digital Materials
2. Digital ABS
3. High Temperature
Wide Range of Applications
4. Transparent
3D Print Clear and Tinted Prototypes
3D Printing With Transparent Material
3D Print Translucent Shades and Patterns
Wide Range of Applications
5. Rigid Opaque
6. Polypropylene-like
3D Print Tough, Flexible Models
7. Bio-compatible
3D Print Medical Devices
3D Printing With Bio-compatible Material
8. Rubber-like
3D Print Flexible, Soft-touch Models
3D Printing With Rubber-like Material
8. Syringe Extrusion
9. Other Methods
3D Printing is a Game Changer
21. 3D PRINTING MACHINERY
  Airwolf AW3D HD
  SLA 3D Printing Machine
  3D Printing Machine
  Makerbot Replicator
  Dual Head 3D Printer
  Prototyping Machine
  Flashforge Finder
  3D Systems Cube
  3D Jet
  Formlabs
22. BOOK BINDING
  Terms and Techniques
  Cutting & Folding
  Folded Sheet or Section Binding
  Book Binding Methods
  Perfect Binding
  Hardcover/Case Binding
  Saddle Staple (Fold, Staple, Trim) Binding
  Wiro Binding
  Automatic Book Binding Machine
  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  Perfect Book Binding Machine
  Disc Perfect Binding Machine
  Perfect Binding Line
  Thread Book Sewing Machine Semi Automatic
23. COMPUTER-TO-PLATE (CTP)
  CTP Technologies
  Regulatory Requirements
  Plate Development
  Visible Laser Plates Using Silver Halide
  Thermal Laser Plates Using Ablation
  Plate Making Process Steps
  Temperature Control for Computer to Plate Technology
  Process
  Platesetter Cooling
  Plate Processor Cooling
  CTP Technology in Offset Printing
  Digital Plate Setter UV CTP Machine
24. PROCESS FLOW DIAGRAMS & LAYOUTS
25. PHOTOGRAPHS OF MACHINERY WITH SUPPLIER’S
  CONTACT DETAILS
  Single Color Offset Printing Machine
  Two Color Satellite Offset Printing Machine
  Offset Printing with Numbering and Perforating Machine
  Web Offset Printing Machine
  Color Screen Printer
  Flatbed Screen Printer
  Automatic Sheetfed Offset Printing Machine
  Sheetfed Offset Machine
  Mini Offset Printing Machine
  Flexographic Printing Machine
  Label Master Flexographic Printing Press
  Poly Offset Printing Machines
  Prepress Equipments
  Flip Top Printing Down Frame Single/Double Sided Machine
  Instant Start Metal Halide Plate Exposure
  Plate Coating Whirler
  Plate Curing Equipment
  Damper Roller Washer
  Vertical Process Camera
  3M Plate Processor
  Computer-to-Screen Exposure System
  IGP Plate Processor
  Screen CTP System
  Inkjet CTP System (Computer to Plate Machine)
  Rotogravure Printing Machine
  4 Hi Tower (Automatic)
  3 Colour + Stack Unit (Manual)
  Finishing System
  UV Inkjet Digital Printing System
  Perfecting Production System
  Tape Binder
  High Light Color System
  Color Printer
  Digital Press
  Digital Color Press
  Manual Offset Printing Machine

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