The hottest news about Singapore's printing indust

2022-08-08
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Singapore's printing industry experience

although Singapore has a small territory, its geographical location, long-term influence of western culture, and a large number of immigrants from other ethnic groups in Asia make it have strong international characteristics behind the high market growth rate of the beautiful Nanyang style landscape. Walking on the streets of Singapore, the strongest impression is that the street environment is clean and tidy. The strict concept of rule of law and discipline can be said to have been implemented quite successfully and even well-known in Singapore. Advertising on the streets is quite rare in Singapore; Coupled with the sparse population and the government's efforts to promote information construction, the traditional commercial printing market in Singapore, which is actively moving towards an information-based City, is quite limited. Under the conditions of convenient shipping system, stable political environment and high-quality economic development with few natural disasters, Singapore's industrial export market is booming, and the printing industry is no exception

due to its focus on export orders, Singapore is particularly advanced in the development of networking and prepress, so that it can quickly exchange electronic files with customers in Europe and the United States and other countries, and produce high-quality prints according to customers' high standards. By visiting the Wanguo printing plant operated by Mr. Liu sangze, chairman of the Singapore printing industry association, and the colorscan plate making plant operated by Mr. Wang Weiren, vice chairman, we have a deeper understanding of the Singapore printing industry

Wanguo printing plant is one of the few large printing plants with 300 employees in Singapore. The plant is five stories high and the turnover is as high as SGD 40 million. According to Chairman Liu, 70% of the business of Wanguo printing factory is exported products, mainly to Europe and the United States. Such a high proportion of export sales is quite common in Singapore's printing industry. Since the export market is the main lifeline of the printing industry, all the printing industry maintain product quality with strict quality control. Chairman Liu told us that Wanguo has the potential to rush to a turnover of 80 million Singapore dollars, but in order not to affect the quality and delivery commitments to customers due to excessive rush, it would rather not contact business to ensure that the delivery time and quality are respected

when I first walked into the plant with 14 Heidelberg printing machines (including four-color, five color and six color double-sided printing machines and four-color single-sided printing machines), a muggy air hit me head-on. In the past, there was no air-conditioning system installed in the factory, and the average room temperature was 27 ℃ ~ 28 ℃. Because the electricity charge in Singapore is very expensive, if the plant opens air conditioning every day, the cost will be as high as 300000 yuan a month. It takes half a day for the paper to be delivered from the upstairs storage room to the downstairs printing plant before it can be put on the machine

the employees in the factory are workers from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and other countries. Because Singapore has a high standard of living, and its language and culture are relatively close, it has attracted the favor of foreign workers from many neighboring countries, which makes Singapore quite abundant in labor resources. If we set up factories in neighboring countries, we can say that it takes advantage of the land, and the labor and material costs are relatively low. Although Wanguo printing factory also has factories in Malaysia for production, it does not export directly from the local area, but must be exported from Singapore, so as to avoid European and American countries questioning the product quality

the printing operation system in Singapore adopts the mode of horizontal division of labor. The printing factory does not undertake the business of plate making, but is only responsible for printing output and post press binding processing. Therefore, a quite good cooperative relationship has been established with the plate making factory. Mr. Wang Weiren's colorscan plate making factory is the largest plate making factory in Singapore, with hundreds of employees engaged in prepress design and color separation plate making. Due to the majority of overseas businesses, electronic manuscripts are transmitted frequently through the Internet. The Singapore government has foreseen the trend and demand of industrial digitalization development as early as many years ago, and has laid high-speed optical fibers across the country. Just like setting up cable TV, optical fiber is laid at the door of the first home and the company. Other companies can connect the optical fiber to the company at a cost of about 100 new dollars. Nowadays, the quality and technology of prepress operations in Singapore can keep pace with those in Europe and the United States. Thanks to the foresight and advanced infrastructure of the Singapore government, it is well deserved to drive the take-off of the overall industry

when colour will build a well-off society in an all-round way by 2020, scan's bright and spacious office has extremely neat plans for all departments. The production line also carefully plans the operation area according to the operation process. For paper, old machines that are about to be eliminated, other rooms are set up for storage, and the temperature and humidity are adjusted to a certain standard to avoid deterioration and damage. Vice Chairman Wang said that stacking paper in the operation area will affect the working mood of employees, so try to keep the environment clean and tidy while avoiding being accidentally damaged. The product archives of customers over the years are tightly stored by a computer system with super large capacity. It is said that its capacity can store hundreds of thousands of electronic manuscripts, which is quite amazing and also shows the importance it attaches to customer data

vice chairman Wang also mentioned the operation mode and quality control of the company. He said that when receiving the manuscript, we should first understand the effect we want to present, which brand of printing machine is suitable for printing, and what version we need to use, and then decide how to separate colors. After computer color separation, experienced masters will check it, and carefully check whether the color of the sample is accurate by using instruments and color codes. Before shipment, it must pass the quality control inspection of three departments before shipment, and adhere to the principle of never shipping if the quality is not good

in order to enable its customers to understand the company's plate making process, so that both parties can establish a good tacit understanding of cooperation, colorscan has launched an education and training course to guide customers. The Singapore government provides some training subsidies to enterprises to encourage manufacturers to increase their speed. The adjustment range can reach 0.001mm/min ~ 1000mm/min, and set up vocational training courses to improve human quality. However, based on the confidentiality principle of plate making, the teaching object is limited to customers with business cooperation, and ordinary people cannot come here for classes

after visiting Wanguo printing factory and colorscan, I not only know about the plate making and printing factories in Singapore, but also the efforts made by the government and industry to promote the digital printing process. Indeed, in this digital age, the shape and size are shown in Figure 4. Breaking through national boundaries with information networks and making business exchanges more efficient is a necessary prerequisite for a high-tech and international city. Perhaps it is precisely because of Singapore's small size, small population and strong national character that she has made greater efforts to build and develop the information industry, strictly require product quality, and try to surpass the high living standards of Finland and Switzerland, making it one of the world trade centers

from what we have seen and heard during this trip to Singapore, we can find that the success of the whole industry must be created by the government and the people. Only a far sighted government can enable its country's industry to always follow the rapidly changing technological trend, create a long-term future and promote it to the international stage. At the same time, the industry's insistence on quality and continuous pursuit is the most important key to enhance industrial strength and establish brand image

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