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Future Links December 23rd

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a start-up producing personalized children’s books, Fairphone’s 3D printed wooden accessories, Heidelberg’s open house, digital inkjet printing for packaging, robots and cobots in packaging production and a new way of producing affordable biosensors.

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Future Links December 22nd

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers 3D printed underwater robots, Heidelberg UK’s plan to sell Gallus label products, Azko Nobel’s new ink facility in China, laser printing on cartons, YouTube stars and rising book sales, Cimpress’ acquisition of WIRmachenDRUCK, and new on the drupa blog: A glowing beer label for special occasions.

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A glowing beer label for special occasions

The brewery Anheuser-Busch clearly understands the impact a label can have. For its Oculto brand, it has unveiled an innovative interactive label that engages customers and highlights the unique personality of the brand. Using smart label technology and LED lights, the company has started rolling out limited edition bottles for its Oculto brand that include illuminated labels.

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Future Links December 21st

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature 3D printing in Star Wars, Voxeljet’s new subsidiary in India, shoppers’ frustration with excess packaging, a 2.5 million grant to further develop metal 3D printing, packaging taking centerstage at drupa, Toyo Ink’s acquisition of DYO Printing Inks shares and Gala Graphics reshoring work from China.

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Future Links December 18th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Australia’s legal victory in the plain tobacco packaging battle, how 3D printing will change the auto industry, robots assisting in 3D glass printing, Optel Vision’s printing and verifying station, 3D printing with reactive matter, how an understanding of science can improve the printing process and new on the drupa blog: Personalized airline magazine grabs readers’ attention.

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Personalized airline magazine grabs readers’ attention

The passengers of a TAM airline flight from Milan to Sao Paulo were in for a surprise. On each seat, there was an onboard magazine featuring a picture of the passenger assigned to the specific seat on the cover. The content was personalized with articles about each passenger’s hobbies, favorite destinations and friends – made possible with the help of Facebook.

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Future Links December 17th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature the advantages of digital textile printing for new designers, a new conductive ink, Powa’s advertising technology linking digital and print, a miniature laser print, the reemergence of print catalogues, how packaging can prevent distribution damage and a new world record for the smallest inkjet image.

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Future Links December 16th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Samsung’s patent for a holographic 3D printer, a Star Wars themed vegetable ad, the decline of India’s stock market related printing, Lake Image System’s printers for personalized messages, a patent troll targeting web-to-print providers, the top outdoor print applications and new on the drupa blog: On the way to drupa – the most important trends for 2016.

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On the way to drupa – the most important trends for 2016

As the New Year is approaching, it is a perfect time to take a glimpse into the future and look ahead to the developments that will shape the industry in 2016. We have collected statements from leaders of the printing and packaging industries to gain insight into what they view as the dominant trends shaping the state of the industry in the upcoming drupa year 2016.

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Future Links December 15th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature trends for 2016 in 3D printing, patents providing a glimpse into the future of HP, the Would Wood project, an Australian court ruling against Nurofen packaging, luxury magazines to create brand equity, a print hotel and new on the drupa blog: Packaging that heats itself

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