Future Links November 11th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a webinar on operational excellence, a partly printed laptop, a printed x-ray imager, a realistic look at the labeling and packaging market, a new Antalis campaign putting paper in the spotlight, a call for entries for the 2015 FESPA awards and suggestions how restaurants can lower their costs with carton packaging.

Webinar on operational excellence for printers
Print service providers face new challenges and opportunities in a digital world. In a webinar on November 19 at 2pm ET/11am PT, InfoTrends Group Director Barbara Pellow will discuss how print service providers can serve their customers best in offering the right service portfolio and by being efficient and effective in their operations.
More at Printing Impressions

World’s first partly printed laptop funded on Indiegogo
The Pie-Top focuses on teaching people how to create real hardware by making a real laptop. The Raspberry-Pi laptop aims at teaching beginners to understand electronics, create printed circuit boards, and 3D print objects. The crowdfunding campaign ends on November 13 and so far, close to 130,000 USD have been raised, exceeding the 80,000 USD goal.
More on Indiegogo

Researchers print portable X-ray imager
To demonstrate how far the technology behind printed electronics has advanced in recent years, researchrs at Palo Alto Research Center built a portable X-ray imager and small mechanical devices. The X-ray imager could be used by doctors in the field, serve as small security scanners or even help soldiers identify bombs in battle.
More at News Wise

A realistic look at the labeling and packaging market
Many forecasts are based on vague assumptions or insufficient data. A new study takes great care to avoid these pitfalls and reveals insightful information about the labeling and packaging market.
More at What They Think

Paper takes center stage in new campaign
Antalis has launched it ‚Creative Power‘ campaign, an initiative that aims to encourage brand owners and marketing agencies to learn more about how paper can be used as a creative tool. Antalis hopes to show that the choice of paper is not an afterthought but a creative act in itself.
More at Print Week

FESPA 2015 awards open for entries
The global competition consists of 21 categories with themes like in-store, fine art print, garment and wearables. The contest is open to any print service provider, the prize-giving ceremony will be held at FESPA’s Gala Dinner on May 19, 2015 during FESPA 2015 in Cologne, Germany.
More at FESPA

Restaurants can lower costs with carton packaging
Smoothies and specialty coffees or teas can be a profitable addition to a restaurant’s menu. In a White Paper, SIG Combibloc highlights the issues foodservice operators need to consider to successfully implement and manage their specialty beverage programs. This includes the choice of packaging.
More at Packaging Europe