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What’s Next – HPs Printing Industry Trend Report

Printing giant HP and the industry magazine PrintWeek published downloadable 19-page report that outlines how important social trends affect the printing industry. On the basis of these seven game changers, HP and PrintWeek show which solutions already exist in the world of print to face them.

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How Intelligent Ink and Printed Electronics Revolutionize Pharma Packaging


There are several medications that have to be stored at a certain temperature. Otherwise they might not only become unusable but also dangerous to the patient’s health. Add this to the fact that patients are not constantly adhering to their prescriptions or forget to take their medicine and you see how important smart packaging has become for the pharma industry.

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Future Links May 11th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers HP Tech Ventures’ mission, how education in 3D printing spurs innovation, Hearst’s new print campaign, how to make time for strategic thoughts and decisions, Goss and DG press’ strategic partnership, Stora Enso and Rennovia developing bio-based materials and new on the drupa blog: Thinfilm brings printed electronics to the masses.

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Thinfilm brings printed electronics to the masses

As printed electronics become more common, the Norwegian company Thinfilm is evolving from a technology to a product company. While all of their products show potential, experts forecast the highest growth in NFC Open Sense tags. Depending on the context, the NFC tags can serve several purposes: One of the most important one is anti-counterfeit protection. When used on expensive wine bottles, the tags can indicate whether a bottle has been opened.

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Future Links March 21st

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature ESA’s 3D printed satellite antenna, Spectra Packaging’s anti-counterfeit printing solutions, the University of Texas’ new 3D bioprinter, MarkForged’s fiberglass printing material, Ricoh’s Total Flow book printing solution, a new pharmaceutical packaging concept and Xeikon’s Trillium One press.

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