Future Links September 24th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature 3D printing food on flights, a webinar on packaging, the emerging market of insuring 3D Printing, new office inkjet printers for small businesses, print consumable pitfalls, the printed electronics market, a print calendar 2014 and a new Sato food solution.

3D printing food on flights
Although there are several companies who are working on the process of 3D printing food, so far it’s only been within the candy space where such techniques have actually been put into action. Now, a group of students of the Department of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, have presented the concept Sky Kitchen which aims to 3D print food on airlines to provide passengers with a  larger selection of meals.
More at 3D Print

Webinar on packaging
On 30th September at 2:00 pm EDT, Food and Beverage Packaging is hosting a free webinar on packaging. The topic will be „Achieving High Speeds and Maximizing Productivity on Your Packaging Line“ sponsored by Cognex and BPA.
Register

An emerging market: Insuring 3D Printing
Whenever there is a new field of industry forming, insurance companies are beginning to realize that there is something called “risk,” meaning the potential for the loss of something of value as weighed against the value gained. At the moment, this is happening to additive manufacturing with Zurich Insurance’s investigation of the insurance risks associated with 3D printing.
More at 3D Print

New office inkjet printers for small businesses
Canon is launching five new models of Maxify Inkjet printers. Maxify devices are designed to deliver high speed, high yield, and laser-quality prints, according to the company. With the new line Canon focuses on small businesses as customers
More at digitaltrends

Print consumable pitfalls
Advisors in the role of IT solutions partners and managed service providers have a vested interest in keeping inferior ink, toner cartridges and poor-quality paper away from their clients’ printers and copiers. However, many solution providers and resellers treat print consumables as if they were routine office supplies like pens and staples, leaving the sourcing and purchasing of ink, toner and paper to the client. This blog post tells you the print consumables pitfalls to avoid.
More at Channelnomics

Printed electronics market
According to a new market research report on the printed electronics market by material, technology, application and geography, the printed electronics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 33.8 % from 2014 to 2020. In addition, it is estimated to reach 40.2 billion USD by 2020.
More at Whatech

Print calendar 2014
Output set up an events calendar for the sign-making, digital signage, wide-format print and production print industries with links to the official show sites, floorplans, dates and details.
More at Output Magazine

New Sato food solution
Sato has introduced two new printing and labelling solutions for the food industry. According to the company, the new TH2 All in Box is a “ready-to-use” pack which includes an intelligent TH2 printer and labels so users can simply start labelling quickly and efficiently, while meeting stringent food preparation and labelling regulations.
More at Packaging Today