Future Links March 11th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature tips on the use of online data for print businesses, Xerox’ translating and mobile printing app, a library without books in Paris, Disney’s 3D printing patent applications, Ricoh’s plans for drupa 2016, Michelman’s food packaging print primers and a solution for labeling wrapped greeting cards.

How digital insights can help print businesses
Print media and online media are often seen as being opposed to each other but new insights show that data gathered online can help print businesses adjust their strategies. Online media provide businesses with a great amount of data, not only about people’s behavior on the internet but also about readers’ preferences and geographic distribution.
More at Warc

Xerox translates texts and prints them from a smartphone
Recently, printing from a smartphone was complicated if not impossible. Now, companies not only provide plenty of options for mobile print, they are also adding special features. Case in point: Xerox. The company has launched an app called Easy Translator that translates texts into a chosen language and prints it directly from the smartphone.
More at Android Headlines

Library without books opens in Paris
It is a first in Europe: A library without books. Located in the historic heart of Paris, close to the famous university La Sorbonne, the library allows students to browse, select and print the books they wish to read. The library is stocked with more than 5000 titles. The books will be ready within minutes on the Espresso Book Machine, as long as they don’t exceed 850 pages in length.
More at The Siver Times

Disney’s patent applications show 3D printing ambitions
Disney has embraced 3D printing as one of the technologies that can reinvent the entertainment industry in the future. The company has filed three new patent applications for ways to make 3D printing faster while using less material and deter counterfeits. Each of the three patents focuses on different aspects of 3D printing.
More at The Stich Kingdom

Ricoh to unveil TotalFlow Cloud Suite at drupa 2016
At drupa 2016, Ricoh will unveil the Ricoh TotalFlow Cloud Suite, a range of cloud-based solutions offered as Software-as-a-Service, expanding the portfolio of workflow solutions to support commercial print service providers and corporate enterprise clients. The solutions that form TotalFlow Cloud Suite comprise: data cleansing, Web-to-print, marketing asset management, cross media services, and workflow automation.
More at Graphic Repro Online

Michelman’s digital printing primers compliant with Nestlé guidance
Inks and primers used for food packaging have to fulfill special requirements. To prevent packaging incidents and recalls due to safety and compliance concerns, Nestlé has set strict guidelines for food safety, toxicology and regulatory compliance for all components used to produce its food packaging. Michelman’s DigiPrime 4431, 050, 680, and its In-Line Primer 030 have now been confirmed by Nestlé as compliant with its inks guidance document.
More at Labels & Labeling

Case study: Finding a solution for labeling greeting cards
Labeling badged, wrapped greeting cards can be particularly challenging, which is why Gemma International, the UK’s leading supplier of greeting cards, gift packaging and party ranges, turned to Advanced Dynamics Ltd for a cost-effective automated labeling system. Gemma chose to replace repetitive manual price point labeling of wrapped greeting cards, including products with badges attached to them, at its Andover facility with an automated process which would save time, reduce costs and significantly boost output, particularly at peak periods such as Christmas.
More at Packaging Europe