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Lately, digital drawing and sketching is booming. Where paper and pen are no longer in use, tablets such as Surface, Wacom or iPad and their styluses are taking over. In creating experiences as close to the real as possible, producers face not only a common goal but also a common difficulty. Now reMarkable, the self-named paper tablet, enters the market.

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With our future links we give you an overview of current developments in the printing industry. This week we look at the merger of API and APM, Premier Paper Groups tree planting action, Pulse and Epples ink partnership, the certification of Mark Andy’s ink, and Case Paper’s installation of a new sheeter.

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There is a large demand for cost-efficient skin graft to cover wounds or severe injuries, e.g. after a severe burn. Scientists all over the world have made approaches to produce artificial skin. But professor Muhammad Mustafa Hussain from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has developed an artificial skin from unusual materials: Paper, aluminum foil, and sponges.

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Successful packaging provides valuable space for brands to communicate with the consumer and to convey product information. Researchers from the University of Sheffield partnered with experts from the design and technology company Novalia to develop electronic screens for paper-based packaging that could change the way brands attract and interact with customers.

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Connecting the dots between electronic and print communication, Interone and o2 have developed a Christmas greeting card that calls the sender as soon as the receiver opens it. It is, the companies claim, the first greeting card in the world that acts like a mobile phone.

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A team of researchers at the Media Innovation Studio at University of Central Lancashire looked closely at newspaper pages. They saw much more than just ink and paper: They envisioned the printed page to become an interactive surface connected to the internet of things (IoT) that would respond to touch and offer audio playback and other unexpected features.

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Only certain parts of the agricultural products, usually the roots, fruits, seeds or juices, end up as food. While some parts of the plants are used as animal feed, billions of tons of agricultural residue remain and often end up as waste and are burned or used for energy generation. PaperWise has come up with a process that uses the plant residue to produce high quality paper that can be recycled up to seven times.

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Professor Seokheun Choi at New York’s Binghamton University and his group had been the first scientists to create a paper-based biobattery. When he learned that other researchers were using origami-inspired folding techniques to create stretchable electronics and sensors, he asked himself: “Why not our biobattery?”

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The stretchable conductors that have been produced so far are either not very flexible or not very conductible. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked to Kirigami, an ancient Japanese paper cutting art to tackle one of the most challenging problems in current electronics research.

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Every year with the rainy season in Ecuador, newspaper sales went down. So Extra decided to do something about it. They laminated the front and back pages of the newspaper so it remained resistant to water, intact and readable even during the hardest rainstorm. Even better: The paper served not only as a source of information but also as an umbrella.