The essence of smart printing: 1. The external shortens the close connection with customers through the Internet, and meets the individual needs of customers; 2. The internal production process is transparent, the departments are highly coordinated, closely cooperate, production efficiency, and production waste is minimized; 3. Use Software systems and automation equipment replace labor in large quantities, reduce costs, and achieve optimal production; 4. Use printing process digital technology and equipment to automatically control printing quality.
Through the establishment of a highly automated and reliable smart factory, the use of smart printing methods can produce personalized and customized products at the cost of mass production. For manufacturers, this especially means that they can overcome the main interface problems between product development, production and product use, so they can design all major product added value processes according to customer needs. New development processes, such as integrated product and production system research and development, promote communication between departments and companies (such as working relationships and collaborative development). In addition, through internal communication based on IT technology and the interaction between machines, products, services, equipment and tools, smart printing can also achieve smart and flexible production control. The machine-to-machine communication and work network crosses the boundaries between departments and promotes the company to be customer-oriented.
Three key technologies of smart printing: 1. Need to solve the “information islands” of the factory production system and link different equipment and tool software; 2. Cross-system integration of information management information and production technology information; 3. Digitalization of the printing process Standardization, control automation.