Christiane Hermann

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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Magazine ad seamlessly connects to Facebook

Print advertising? Social media? Why choose one when you can have both? This is the proposition that agency DM9DDB made to the fashion store chain C&A. The agency wanted to bridge the gap between social media and traditional print advertising. It created a magazine ad with a working “Like” button that connects directly to Facebook.

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Future Links December 12th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a view on 3D printed brain-inspired processors, a white paper on key trends in book publishing, insights into the physics of ink drops, Sappi’s pilot factory for nanocellulose, high-level job opportunities in the labeling industry, an export award for The Paper Cup and Future Print’s new online benchmarking tool.

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Future Links December 11th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Landa’s progress in its nano-tech printing process, 3D printed contact lenses with QLEDs, Heidelberg’s CO2 calculator, an outlook for the 3D printing materials market, Huntsman’s restructuring plans, Xeikon’s Packaging Innovation days, Sun Chemical’s interactive touch labels and Tetra Pak’s environmental benchmarking service.

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Future Links December 10th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a dress printed in one piece, a market forecast for graphene, Ricoh’s multi-million dollar acquisition, an industry survey about bio-based packaging, Agfa’s award-winning ink, Monadnock’s and Smart Planet’s strategic collaboration and Heidelberg’s consulting services.

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Future Links December 9th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature research aiming at 3D printed fuel cells, Canon’s new cross-media guide, GEW’s faster LED UV curing lab system, an increase in commercial printing shipments in the U.S., more floor space for 3D printing at the CES, environmentally friendly cosmetics packaging and Coca-Cola’s festive labels.

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Consultant aims to dispel false 3D expectations

Martin Geiger believes the current hype around 3D printing is a mixed blessing. While the founder of Coachulting, a German consulting firm that has helped companies for more than 13 years adopt additive manufacturing technologies, appreciates the growing interest, he is wary of predictions that are overly optimistic or simply unrealistic.

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Future Links December 8th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers erasable paper that can be reused more that 20 times, HP’s partnership with Autodesk, a new printed biometric jersey, post offices in the UK that offer 3D printing services, a new food safe filament, car wrap workshops across the U.S. and an extended value proposition for label converters.

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Future Links December 5th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Kodak’s new business structure, Brødrene Hartmann’s acquisition in South America, PepsiCo’s packaging philosophy, new polymers for medical 3D printing, a new method to turn dull railings into colorful billboards, conductive silver nanowire that can be used as ink and a new process to remove labels and ink from plastic for recycling.

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