The development of publishing and printing technology
Publishing and printing refers to a printing method in which text and images are edited, designed, printed, and publicly distributed. It uses paper as the main printing material, and its printed materials such as newspapers, books, periodicals, magazines, picture albums, etc. Publishing printing can also be said to be conventional printing, which is the type of printing design business that designers have the most contact with. This type of printing is now mostly offset printing (offset printing).
The application of computer technology has made the process from typesetting to printing unprecedentedly simplified: the text and pictures processed by the scanner can be recognized and processed by the computer. Using laser printing and copying technology, the computer can directly output high-quality pictures and text. The paging technology of office software simplifies the typesetting process.
The online book purchase business is developed based on computer network technology. Some major book chain bookstores are selling books on the Internet one after another, and have received cost-saving effects. Online newspapers and electronic magazines have sprung up in large numbers, and this model is also used for newspaper distribution and sales. A mobile newspaper is a newspaper distributed through the mobile Internet for readers to read on the mobile phone display.