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Trendspotting in the Digital Printing Industry: drupa at Digitaldruck-Kongress 2017

In cooperation with Bundesverband Druck und Medien (bvdm) and its regional associations we organized the Digitaldruck-Kongress 2017 revolving around the latest developments in the field of digital printing on 6 February 2017. Therefore, we made CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf a hotspot for 250 entrepreneurs and industry experts. During interesting panels, the renowned speakers shared experiences and best practices covering successful concepts, sustainable business models, smart investment decisions and innovative workflows.

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A Textile Ink That Does Not Dry

The term ink can cover a broad variety of different versions. It depends on the purpose, which specific type of ink fits best. Over the past year, manufacturers introduced and presented many innovations on different industry events such as drupa or The Inkjet Conference. The main concepts emerging in 2016 were water-based and UV curable inks. But it still seems quite hard to imagine non-drying inks. That is, however, exactly what MagnaColours recently made possible.

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When Air Pollution Becomes Ink

It is official: Delhi is the city with the world’s worst air pollution. More and more people using vehicles, the continuing growth of industrial areas and various other reasons lead to an increasing amount of smog released into the air. That is why Graviky Labs, a spin-off group of MIT Media Lab, launched Air-Ink last year. This invention converts exhausted gases into ink.

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