Christiane Hermann

Future Links December 23rd 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Hoover’s partnership with MakerBot, the power of print at the PSI 2015, Paperlinx efforts to consolidate its international business, screen-printed displays developed by Swedish researchers, MPS’ new branding strategy and electroluminescent film at LOPEC.

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The look ahead

The new year is full of opportunities and will bring its own challenges as well. We asked leaders of the industry from different areas of the printing business about their predictions for 2015. This is the first article in a new series in which business leaders and experts will share their insights about the major trends that will shape the industry leading up to drupa 2016.

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Future Links December 22nd 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers major trends in 3D printing for 2015, top honors for Paarl Media and its joint venture partners, a new filament that shines like gold, Benson Group’s new gift packaging, disposable solar cells printed on paper and the impact of falling oil prices on the plastic packaging industry.

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Future Links December 19th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature recommendations by the U.S. government to lower printing costs, tiny 3D printed sensors for heart research, Holmen’s investment in its Iggesund paper mills, technology for secure packaging to prevent the trade of counterfeit goods, the strong alliance between IPMG and SEMA, tips for achieving opaque whites in flexo printing, Stora Enso’s restructuring and seven marketing mistakes printers make.

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Future Links December 18th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a 3D printed knee joint, Epson’s mobile office devices, Müller Martini’s new binder, color-changing ink for cans, Epson’s acquisition of K-Sun Coperation, realtors’ reliance on printed marketing material and three major trends for sustainable packaging.

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Color-changing inks for money and fashion

Inks that adapt to their environment are not the stuff of science fiction anymore. Thermochromic inks, sensing inks and inks that react to changes in CO2-concentration are being invented by scientists around the world. Two recent examples of this new field are color-changing textile inks by designer Lauren Bowker and humidity-sensing inks perfected by a team of Chinese scientists.

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Future Links December 17th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a round of venture investing for Impossible Objects, recognition for RR Donnelly as a leading outsourcing firm, companies working on reducing the after-Christmas waste, a new super-thin RFID-label, the importance of color management and environmentally friendly beverage packaging solutions.

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Future Links December 16th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers SCA’s new one-sided coated paper, a historic novel about the beginnings of the printing press, a nature-inspired 3D sports car, Heidelberg’s growing momentum, organic electronics for inexpensive medical sensors and interactive paper and smart inks as the way of the future.

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Graphene 3D printing is one of the next frontiers

Graphene has been hailed as a miracle material with the potential to revolutionize 3D printing. Scientists and developers are working on figuring out how to print computers, solar panels, electronics and even cars from graphene. While the realization of many of those visions is still far out in the future, some important breakthroughs have been achieved in recent months.

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Future Links December 15th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature new opportunities with printed electronics, strong growth in managed printing services, Bell Helicopter’s 3D printing progression, a Gartner survey showing barriers to entry into the 3D printing space, a new process by TTP enabling inkjet printing with industrial inks, Epson’s survey about the benefits of new printing equipment and BASF’s and Omyar’s collaboration to manufacture coater-ready solutions for paper and cardboard.

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