Future Links September 5th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Samsung’s brand new Android printer, an interview about color management technologies and strategies, a report with the most influential 3D printing companies, HP’s new print security portfolio, and sustainable packaging for a natural energy bar.

Samsung unveils world’s first Android printer
At IFA Berlin 2014, Samsung presented ten new multi-function printer models to the European market. The printers are the first of their kind to be equipped with the Android operating system and are designed to be scalable and suited for many different business environments.
More at Samsung Tomorrow 

Color expert John Sweeney shares his insights
In an in-depth interview, color expert John Sweeney shares his views on open digital color standards and ways to ensure consistency in color to protect one’s brand identity. He also discusses the current state of color management technologies and strategies.
More at What they think 

3D printing: Appinions names 10 most influential companies
In its 3D printing influence study, Appionions identifies currents trends and dynamics in the 3D printing market. It names the most influential companies as well as the most influential CEOs and business leaders in this dynamic market.
More at Appinions 

Hewlett-Packard with new print security portfolio
Document security is a constant concern in most businesses – and especially at law firms. HP has just announced that it will expand its printing products and services under a new brand, HP JetAdvantage, to help large law firm and corporate customers simplify and solidify security policies.
More at Law Technology News 

3D Systems’ acquisition of LayerWise improves metal printing portfolio
The recent acquisition of the Belgium company LayerWise will give 3D Systems the ability to provide direct metal printing to aerospace, automotive and medical device customers. It will also enhance its overall metal printing expertise and product portfolio, according to analysts.
More at NASDAQ 

Wood-based compostable packaging for German energy bar
The German energy bar Jäger und Sammler has chosen Innovia Films’ NatureFlex compostable flexible material for its range of premium energy bars. The company decided to use packaging material that was in line with the brand values and as natural as the ingredients.
More at Packprint World