Future Links April 28th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a book about creative print artists and designers, an interview with Voxel8 co-founder Daniel Oliver, a typewriter that prints portraits, a new potato-based filament, digital white inkjet printing as the key to growth for a small printing business, a partnership between Stora Enso and the ILO against child labor and a fresh look at recycling statistics in the U.S.

People of print celebrate tactility and craft
A new book, People of Print, features profiles on 45 individuals or groups devoted to „tactility, materiality, and the visible craft of print.“ The printmakers, designers, illustrators and graphic artists were chosen for their unique contribution to the world of print.
More at Huffington Post

Voxel8 co-founder Daniel Oliver on the future of printed electronics
Voxel8 has attracted a lot of media attention recently for its ability to print using thermoplastics and conductive inks within the same object. In an interview with 3D Print, Voxel8 co-founder Daniel Oliver states that it is likely that 3D printing will focus its efforts to create electronics and products we have never seen before.
More at 3D Print

A typewriter that prints portraits
This is not necessarily a device everybody will have in their living room but a cool invention nonetheless. The artist Dmitry Morozov has created a photo booth that prints portraits of live subjects using a Brother SX-4000 typewriter. The photo-printer combines an Apple iSight camera with a typewriter to create ASCII art.
More at Petapixel

Biome3D develops potato-based filament
As demand for bioplastics is on the rise to at least partly replace petroleum-based plastics, companies are experimenting with new source materials. The newest addition: plastics based on potato starch by Biome3D. The company has been engaged in creating a series of bioplastic breakthroughs like compostable coffee.
More at 3D Print 

Case study: Printer finds niche in white digital inkjet printing
The ability to print with white ink has been a big success factor for the printer PS Creative based in Brisbane, Australia. The owner installed an Oki C941 last February and became an early adopter of the technology. More at ProPrint

Stora Enso partners with the ILO to combat child labor
In a serious effort to strengthen its corporate governance, Stora Enso is partnering with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The public-private partnership aims at strengthening the material supplier’s global policy and efforts to promote decent work and progressively eliminate child labor in its value chain in Pakistan.
More at Labels & Labeling

Recycling programs in the U.S. can do better
A recent article in Packaging Digest lauded the success of the recycling programs in the U.S. in the past 20 years. A closer look at the available data reveals, however, that 36.48 million tons of packaging still end up in U.S. landfills each year.
More at Packaging Digest