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Future Links December 4th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Apple’s patent for multicolor 3D printing, a report on the main trends in commercial printing, a new 3D printer that can fix flawed prototypes, edible beer packaging and other green ideas, Xerox’s carbon emission transparency, Sun Chemical’s new advanced materials division and new on the drupa blog: A seasonal card that calls the sender when opened.

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Future Links December 3rd

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a German 3D printing pioneer, De La Rue’s plans to print fewer banknotes, an outlook for functional and industrial print markets, Formlab’s Form 2 printer, Siegwerk’s new Dutch subsidiary, sustainable options for signage and display printing and new on the drupa blog: Printing holograms with an inkjet printer.

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Printing holograms with an inkjet printer

Getting holograms onto cards or banknotes can be a lengthy and intricate process. Researchers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, have now found a way to print holograms on a commercially available inkjet printer using a specially formulated nano-ink. The benefits: Considerable time and cost savings.

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Future Links December 2nd

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers the next steps toward bioprinting organs, printed eyes to reduce littering, tips to manage printing costs, new food and skin safe 3D printing filament, Zortek’s founder’s perspective on the future of 3D printing, the relevance of the UN 2030 Sustainability Goals for packaging professionals and new on the drupa blog: Touch the future – applications that can create growth.

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Future Links December 1st

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature certification as a way to show commitment to sustainable packaging, Volvic’s Star Wars water bottles, HP’s success with latex printers, Media Super’s augmented reality yearbook, Burger King’s seasonal packaging, Prodway’s new aerospace division, printers’ diversification efforts and Brother’s new mobile printer series.

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Touch the future – Applications that can create growth

In spring 2015 we asked the printing company members of our drupa expert panel to participate in a survey on the implementation of fresh print applications. Our objective in this report is to identify how digital technology is both changing the demand for print but also allowing fresh print applications to create growth opportunities. Here's a summary of the results.

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Future Links November 30th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Autodesk’s advocacy for 3D printing in Thailand, 3D printing and printed electronics coming together, Stora Enso’s new innovation center, a white paper about 3D printing and IP issues, a new general manager for production print at Konica Minolta, good reasons not to compete on price alone and new on the drupa blog: interactive newsprint points to the future.

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Interactive newsprint points to the future

A team of researchers at the Media Innovation Studio at University of Central Lancashire looked closely at newspaper pages. They saw much more than just ink and paper: They envisioned the printed page to become an interactive surface connected to the internet of things (IoT) that would respond to touch and offer audio playback and other unexpected features.

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Future Links November 27th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature NASA’s contract for 3D printed components, Glossop’s acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging, Tobacco firms in controversy over a Swiss printer, a reusable plastic box fit for automated packaging lines, Durst’s new line of textile inkjet printers, Stora Enso’s packaging competition and new on the drupa blog: drupa’s online ticket shop opens on January 2, 2016

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