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#PrintingProcesses: Relief Printing

Printing Processes

We are starting our new series #PrintingProcesses with the original, first-ever printing process: Relief Printing. With this technique you cut an inverted version of your intended print into a plank of wood, linoleum or metal plates, apply the ink onto the plate and press it down on paper to create the image, like a stamp.

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Future Links CW 1


Our very first future links in 2017 are all about trends in the printing industry. They give an outlook on drupa 2020, provide a forecast for the global 3D printing market and predict developments for the label and package printing industry. Additionally, they also look back on drupa 2016 and its great success.

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Future Links CW 40: Inkjet Special


Here is a special edition of our future links with the latest news on inkjet printers. They feature ESMA’s third Annual InkJet Conference 2016, the world’s smallest all-in-one printer by HP, a new research project to further develop Océ inkjet printers, UK's first graphium hybrid UV inkjet press, and the new Orion Touchscreen Tablet Kit.

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Future Links April 19th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Staples’ plans to sell its print solution business, Smurfit Kappa’s winning streak, Amcor’s acquisition of Alusa, Airbus 3D printing Aerospace Factory, a research project for better 3D printed pills, Heidelberg’s business consulting services and manroland’s plans for drupa 2016.

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Future Links May 18th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature BMW’s plans to use HP’s 3D printer, UPS’ distributed 3D printed parts delivery network, the butterfly effect and other phenomenon in the printing industry, Adcraft Label’s award winning work, a study on the power of print, RR Donnelley’s RFID packaging solutions and the implementation of plain tobacco packaging laws.

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The digital transformation of industrial printing

Since ancient times, people around the world have been looking to beautify their environment and enrich their lives using decorations. They have used decorative glyphs, paintings, and written words in monochrome and color to reflect their lifestyles and to communicate functional messages. Still today, innovators on worldwide basis always seek solutions for the deposition of decorative and functional materials on everyday objects and surfaces. The driving force behind these developments is the need to mass-produce printed items like books or packaged consumer goods from leading industry brands.

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