The Evolution of Printing Technology Sanat Hazra IPPTA, Golden Jubilee Seminar March 6th, 2014
Flexible Printed Electronics • Uses existing graphics publishing industry manufacturing capacity • To produce square miles of circuitry • At high speeds • And vastly reduced costs • Using screen, offset, gravure, flexo, inkjet technologies • In the 10-20 microns range • This vibrant new industry, which combines the breadth of the printing industry with the technical sophistication of smart electronics, provides a compelling, yet unproven, market opportunity.
Printed Electronics : New Requirements Ink Splitting
Printed Electronics : Desired Attributes Foldable Each One Unique Environ-mental Biocompatible & Edible Largest Common Market Needs LOW COST FLEXIBLE LIGHT WEIGHT HIGH VOLUME Thin Rollable Wearable Fault Tolerant Stretchable Edible
Future Challenges How to co-exist with development of electronic media?
Newspaper Printing Technology THEN NOW 1440 Guttenberg Movable Type 6 x 2 90,000 cph
Evolution of Newspaper Printing Technology 1440 - 1950 1950 Technology Guttenberg’s movable type to Rotary Letterpress Lithographic Offset Evolves XXX-Triple wide Double Circumference 90,000 cph Double wide Double Circumference 60,000 cph Single wide Single Circumference Slow speed Speed Single Color Single side Poor Registration Four Color Back to back print Perfect registration Single Color Back to back printBetter Registration Quality Virgin Pulp 50-52 gsm 64” wide Recycled Pulp 38-40 gsm 44” wide Substrate- Newsprint
Universal Challenges • It does not matter what industry we are in, someone, someplace, somewhere is trying to develop a product, process and/or business model that will entirely dislodge our business. • In Newspaper industry it has already happened. Someone has already redefined what it takes to be successful in our business.
Newsprint Markets World Market Indian Market
Future Challenges For Newsprint Mills • Deep understanding of printers’ needs • Working closely with printers • Better pricing with lower total cost • Value propositions - Innovation leading to reducing cost and enhancing performance. • Meeting environmental guidelines. • Maintaining sustainable growth.
Protocol “The success of an economy (or an organization) depends on its ability to invent and embrace a new set of protocols.” David Brooks, NYT
Agenda - Making innovation everyone’s job, everyday. - Create highly engaging work environment that will inspire employee to give their best. - Accelerating the pace of strategic renewal. - Breakout performance.
Thank You Sanat Hazra Times Of India