Na-no printing technology--fill up the gap
Invented by the father of digital printing-Benny Lahnda, Na-no printing technology has been expected to fill up the gap between offset printing & digital printing since it was created. Here’s how it works: firstly fill up the print head with Lahnda ink, which it’s a kind of water-based ink contains nanoparticle pigment particles. Printing ink will be transferred to a heated rubber blanket, then it will be transferred to substrate. Those substrates can be compatible with each other is mainly standard coated paper without any special treatment & non-coated paper, plastic packaging film or label, etc.
Na-no ink can print up to 8 colors, with resolution between 600dpi and 1200dpi, and can reach speeds of 13,000 pages per hour and 20 meters per minute on sheet and web printing machines respectively.
Variable controllable white ink technology
Printing white words or patterns on a dark background has never been easy, but thanks to “white ink”technology. It’s a product HP has developed specifically for ins Indigo digital printing machine, and its opacity is largely determined by the number of ink droplets it sprays out. The more white ink droplets a printer uses, the more opaque the words/pattern it prints. Although it’s much expensive, but it can bring users better visual effects.
For designers, “white ink” technology offers unlimited possibilities. It enables the printing of labels and packaging on transparent materials. For production managers, the old practice of printing on white paper with dark ink and then leaving the words/image areas blank is now out of the question. But still, there are many challenges to printing words/image elements with white ink, such as registration problems, and no satisfactory solution has yet been found on both digital and offset printing machines.
3D printing, a magical creations
3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing”, is a method of manufacturing solid parts by aggregating materials based on 3D data models, usually made by superimposing materials such as plastics and metals. Its production process start with software making a 3D perspective of an item, then it’s sent to a 3D printer for layering, and later solidified layer by layer with a printer such as laser.
With the continuous improvement of technology, 3D printing will bring infinite possibilities to many fields. In medicine, for example, the technology could extend human life by producing artificial heart and lung tissue. In architecture, students can use the technology to see and study their own design effect. In addition, parents can make books into toys or other props for the purpose of teaching through lively activities.