Future Links January 26th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature the merger announcement of MWV and Rock-Tenn, Epson’s new technical drawing printers, Makerbot’s Android version of its mobile app, an interview with RR Donnelley’s CEO, tips for using solvent UV ink, color management insights and a webinar about the conductive inks and pastes market.

MWV and Rock-Tenn plan multi-billion merger
Rock-Tenn Company and MeadWestvaco Corporation have agreed to merge. The new company will be a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging and will be competing with International Paper. The combined company will be worth approximately 16 billion USD.
More at EUWID Pulp and Paper

Epson presents new technical drawing printers
Epson has launched its next-generation T-Series Technical Drawing printers, are designed to deliver high speed, high performance, and high precision printing, according to a statement by Epson. The printers are designed for the engineering, architecture, and Geographic Information System (GIS) markets.
More at Yuga Tech

Makerbot announces Android version of its mobile app
After presenting the iOS mobile app in November, Makerbot has now launched the Android version of its mobile app. The app lets users wirelessly 3D print objects right from their smartphones and monitor the printing process.
More at Mobile Syrup

RR Donnelley CEO talks about the company’s strength
RR Donelley’s chief executive Tom Quinlan said in an interview “Printing’s death has been greatly exaggerated. It’s not print or digital, it’s print and digital. Print is core to a communications plan.” He cites the strong customer focus as the driving force behind the company’s longevity.
More at Print Week

The best ways of using solvent UV ink
Solvent inks have their advantages. The same holds true for UV technology. But for some printing challenges, neither one is perfect. Enter solvent UV ink, a hybrid for tricky digital printing challenges. FESPA contributor Nessan Cleary discusses different uses and scenario to make the best of the hybrid ink.
More at FESPA

The importance of color management for the packaging industry
For the package printer, color consistency is a critical success factor. An in-depth article discusses the difficulties of printing consistent colors on different substrates and offers possible solutions for improved color management.
More at Packaging Europe

Webinar: Conductive inks and pastes market
Conductive inks are an interesting market but information can be scarce. To provide a better understanding of this growing field, IDTechEx is hosting a webinar on February 3, 2015 to discuss the conductive inks and pastes market.
More at Printed Electronics World