The hottest printing industry in Macao is the grad

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The prepress digitalization of Macao's printing industry is gradually popularized

Macao is a special region integrating China and the west, and its printing industry also has its unique growth path. There are more than 60 printing plants in Macao. Compared with the number of printing industry in Hong Kong, it can be said that it is a small one, but Macao has its own characteristics: printing plants provide a full range of printing services, that is, they accept all living parts, from cards, leaflets to Hardcover books and periodicals. Some large-scale printing plants, in addition to book printing and commercial printing, also operate newspaper printing. Macao printing plants carry out "one-stop" production, that is, they undertake all the processes before printing, printing and post printing, and rarely squeeze each other, repeatedly grind and outsource. However, in recent years, as Macao factories (such as toy factories) moved inward to Chinese Mainland, some printing factories also followed to Zhongshan and Zhuhai to set up factories for post-processing to reduce costs

with the continuous development of Macao's printing industry, printing houses have gradually changed from traditional printing. Turn to digital workflow. In 2003, Macao needed 0.5-level precision experimental machines for scientific research and material analysis; There is a certain gap in technology between the 0.5 and 1-level precision experimental machines. The official Printing Bureau took the lead in introducing CTP. Up to now, Macao has introduced three CTPs, namely, the Macao official Printing Bureau, Huahui Printing Co., Ltd. and Macao Weitu offset printing factory, all of which are screen equipment

Huahui Printing Co., Ltd. is a large-scale printing plant in Macao. It now has several printing machines and a screen CTP "Thunderbolt publishing God 8600". A long time ago, it has introduced the screen "daoshen 6120" film output machine, workflow and digital proofing. Huahui company can be described as the "winner" of newspaper printing in Macao. There are eight Chinese newspapers, one English newspaper and three Portuguese newspapers in Macao. Huahui company has printed five of them, another 40% of its business comes from government bidding printing, and the rest are various books and periodicals printing and commercial printing. General manager Mr. zhoushaoxiang introduced that due to the increase of foreign investment, the entry of tourism, hotels, even banks, insurance, various financing and acquisition groups, led to the rapid development of Macao's printing industry, which made Huahui company, which only had traditional film output at that time, obviously feel difficult to cope with multiple customers and urgent delivery time. In this case, Huahui made the decision to purchase CTP in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, the turnover of Huahui company reached HK $26million/year, which was 10% higher than that when CTP was not used. Mr. Zhou said that in the past, although there were five people in the printing room, there were still printing presses waiting for printing plates, which slowed down the whole production progress. After using CTP, the printing plate is output 100% in advance, and only one person is needed in the jigsaw room. At present, the monthly average CTP publishing volume is about 3000, accounting for 80% of the total productivity, and the efficient publishing has been completely realized

Mr. Zhou, who has a deep understanding of Macao's printing industry, believes that Macao's printing prospects are optimistic, the tax rate is low, and the policy is more flexible, which is a very suitable market environment for investment in the construction of printing plants. However, there is a shortage of human resources. There is no special printing training college in Macao for the time being. As early as the 1990s and even the 1980s, it has been obvious that there was a shortage of reserve talents. There was a situation that paper cutting technicians could not be hired for two years. Therefore, the source of talents needs to be searched and trained for a long time, but it is expected that this situation will be alleviated in the near future. The Macao printing industry is now proposing to cooperate with the government to establish some printing training courses to train newcomers and on-the-job employees. In addition, the Macao policy can also apply for the introduction of mainland talents to solve the urgent need. Mr. Zhou is full of confidence in the future printing industry in Macao and will continue to develop in the local market where graphene has good light, thin, transparent and conductive properties

Macao weituke printing factory has just purchased a screen CTP thunderbolt publishing God 8000 Ⅱ, and is now preparing to install it. Because Weitu printing factory mainly deals in government printing, advertising printing, book printing, posters, cards and other businesses, and customers in Macao also need the printing factory to deliver goods quickly, the speed of publishing will greatly affect the overall production efficiency. Mr. Zhang believes that speed, stability and price are all important factors in the purchase of CTP. After investigating the use of screen equipment in Hong Kong and Macao, tablet, screen CTP meets the requirements of Weitu's production and development, and establishes the purchase confidence

Macao Weitu offset printing factory also has a factory in Zhuhai, Guangdong, mainly composed of post-processing equipment and staff. The post press process, especially the production of hardcover books, requires a lot of manpower and a large area of workshops. In Macao, where there is an inch of gold and earth, it is undoubtedly the best choice to transfer the post press process to China. But for the future development, Mr. Zhang will not focus on the domestic business. First of all, although the domestic market is very large, the competition is very fierce. It is not a day and night to gain a foothold in a market. Macao is an international city. Weitu printing factory has a certain foundation in Macao, and it is relatively easy to win local and foreign live parts

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